Electrical Applications

icon-clock Duration: 7 Months

icon-book Campus Availability: Jacksonville, FL

Upcoming Class Start Dates

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Classes StartJacksonville, FL09/29/2021
Classes StartJacksonville, FL10/27/2021

Class Schedules

Morning (M-F)
7:30am-12:30pm

The Electrical Applications program at TWS Jacksonville trains students in hands-on courses, guided by expert instructors, for one purpose: to prepare them for job opportunities as an entry-level electrician. This in-depth program teaches students about the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical principles, residential and commercial wiring and more.

Residential, commercial and industrial electrical industries are looking for workers. Will you be one?

  • In Florida, employment of electricians is projected to grow 12% by 2028.i
  • Nationwide employment of electricians is projected to grow 8% by 2029.i
  • Annual mean wage for electricians in Florida is $45,880.ii

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Find Opportunities for Entry-Level Electrician Jobs

The training you’ll receive at TWS will empower you with the skills, knowhow, and hands-on experience needed to maintain and service residential, commercial, and industrial electrical equipment. Hit the ground running with training from TWS and you’ll be ready to start a rewarding career in the electrical industry!

The Electrical Applications program at our beautiful Jacksonville, Florida, campus can be completed in as little as seven months, with classes available in the morning. You’ll be prepared to pursue career opportunities such as:

  • Residential electrician
  • Commercial electrician
  • Industrial electrician
  • Maintenance electrician

Employment is Expected to Grow for Electricians in the US to 801,400 Jobs by 2029!i

Flexible Class Schedules

Class schedules range from morning, afternoon and evening, depending on the program and campus location. TWS offers flexible schedules whether you are just graduating from high school, changing your career, or transitioning from military to civilian life. We work hard to find the right program and the right schedule to help you succeed. Contact us for more information on upcoming class times and start dates for the Electrical Applications program.

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Program Courses

Fundamentals of Electricity

This course provides students with a basic understanding of electricity. Instructors will teach schematic wiring, test meter usage and safety processes for handling electrical systems. Students will work with dual voltage systems commonly found in HVAC/R equipment and learn about control circuit wiring and high voltage wiring.

HVE100

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 90 Lecture Hours
  • 10 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 14.5 Outside Prep Hours

Fundamentals of Solar

Students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation, through lectures and hands-on lab exercises. This course also teaches solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, as well as wiring and electrical issues that can arise.

HVE110

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 9.5 Outside Prep Hours

Electrical Wiring – Residential

This course uses the most current version of the National Electrical Code Book as a guide while instructing students on the basics of residential wiring, electrical safety and personal protective equipment. In this course, students will wire a scaled-down three-bedroom home. Students will also learn how to safely place all wiring, circuits, switches, receptacles, lighting fixtures and GFCI devices in the trainer according to the electrical code.

HVE120

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100
  • 3.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 30 Lecture Hours
  • 70 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Electrical Wiring – Commercial

This course is a deeper dive into the National Electrical Code book. Students will learn about load calculations, blueprint reading, cost estimation, three-phase motor wiring and conduit manipulation. Students will also wire a commercial building with lighting in accordance with the applicable codes.

 

HVE130

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100
  • 3.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 25 Lecture Hours
  • 75 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 20 Outside Prep Hours

Advanced Commercial Wiring

This course takes students’ understanding of electrical wiring to the next level, with instruction on conduit bending and voice, data and video cabling systems. It also refines their skills in calculating load requirements for branch and feeder circuits.

Advanced Commercial Wiring also teaches these essential electrical skills:

  • The proper selection of pull boxes and junction boxes
  • Conductor selection and calculations
  • Conductor installations
  • Applications necessary for conductor terminations and splices
  • Calculating load requirements for branch and feeder circuits

HVE140

  • Prerequisite Course(s): HVE100, HVE130
  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 70 Lecture Hours
  • 30 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Motors and Lighting Practices

Students will learn how electricity functions in motors, lighting and the devices that control them. This course also covers the characteristics of light, the proper way to install various types of lighting (incandescent, fluorescent, high-intensity discharge, LED) and controls used in their operation.

This course also teaches the differences between DC and AC motors, single-phase and three-phase applications, calculating the proper sizing of motors, the selection of motor controllers and overload protection.

HVE150

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Electrical Distribution Systems

This course is an additional in-depth exercise in the National Electrical Code book. Students will apply their knowledge of the NEC for calculating transformer sizes, understanding overcurrent protection, describing the various types of fuses and circuit breakers in the industry and selecting the proper size for specific applications. This module also describes the purpose, construction and maintenance of switchgear.

HVE160

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 60 Lecture Hours
  • 40 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Sound Interesting? Contact us for more information on this course and the Electrical Applications Program.

iEmployment is expected to grow for Electricians (472111) in the US to 801,400 through 2029 and 47,530 in Florida by 2028.
https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Careers/Occupations/occupation-profile.aspx?keyword=Electricians&onetcode=47211100&location=Florida

iiFlorida’s annual mean wage for Electricians (472111) reported by BLS for May 2019 http://data.bls.gov/oes. Average starting salary for Electrical Applications is $30,160 for TWS graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/19 – 6/30/20.