The rapidly growing construction industry in Florida has intensified the needs for experts in the area of residential electricity. Trained electricians who know the National Electrical Code (NEC) will be in increasing demand through this decade. With the training this program provides and a few years of practical experience in the industry, graduates will be prepared for supervisory and/or management positions.
There are three options within this program:
You may choose to earn the technical certificates while completing the requirements for this degree.
Construction Electricity Technician
This technical certificate will provide the essential skills and knowledge for an entry–level position. Approximately 60–70 percent of the training experience will be through “hands–on” situations in the lab. This certificate will also increase job skills.
Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Florida’s growth is soaring. Jacksonville is a boomtown. And much of the city and state are being built by graduates of our construction programs. The employment rate in all trades is 100%. No Florida State College student who wants a job goes without a job.
Florida State College’s Building Construction program has a long-standing relationship with this region’s major industry organizations, such as Woods Engineering, C. Young Construction, Superior Construction, Paul Fraser Homes, Stellar Group, C & C Powerlines, Dickey Smith & Company, Miatt Construction and Accubuild Construction.
Members of the Northeast Florida Builders Association serve on our Construction Management Advisory Council and on advisory committees for all trades, as well as provide internships and fund annual scholarships. The advisory committees provide leadership, support and guidance for the program and support such educational activities as constructing residential projects from design to move in.
You have the opportunity to network with major contractors and become employed while you’re still in school. We also refer you for internships and job interviews.
Starting salaries range from $16 to $20 an hour. Overtime, bonuses, rapid advancement and opportunities for self-employment can rapidly increase your income.
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