Electrical Applications

icon-clock Duration: 7 Months

icon-book Campus Availability: Jacksonville, FL

Upcoming Class Start Dates

Classes StartJacksonville, FL12/08/2020
Classes StartJacksonville, FL01/13/2021

Class Schedules

Morning (M-F)

The Electrical Applications program at TWS Jacksonville is the perfect fit for someone who wants a career where they can work with their hands and finish electrician school quickly. TWS gives students a hands-on education in a real-world environment where they are taught by industry-experienced professionals. Get the education you need to start working in as little as 7 months! Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Train and prepare for entry-level or trainee positions in the residential, commercial, and industrial electrical industries.

  • In Florida, employment of electricians is projected to grow 20% by 2026.i
  • Nationwide employment of electricians is projected to grow 10% by 2028.i
  • Annual mean wage for electricians in Florida is $45,720.ii

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Avaliable at Our Jacksonville, Florida Campus

The training you’ll receive at TWS will empower you with the skills, know how, 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 7 months, with classes available in the morning. You’ll be trained and able to handle any electrical project, providing career opportunities such as:

  • Residential Electrician
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Solar Panel Installer
  • Maintenance Electrician

Employment is Expected to Grow for Electricians in the US to 789,500 Jobs by 2028!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 class provides students with basic electrical understanding from an elemental stage through troubleshooting. Trainers are used to teach schematic wiring as well as test meter usage along with all the safety processes associated with handling electrical systems such as grounding and energized circuits. Students will work with dual voltage systems commonly found in HVAC/R equipment. The foundation for control circuit wiring and high voltage wiring are discussed and students will put their knowledge to use while working with the trainers. The training material in this class includes information on multiple types of test meters and their proper use, electrical devices, control devices, and troubleshooting. A study of single phase and three phase motors rounds out the students’ understanding of basic electrical principles.


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

Fundamentals of Solar

This module provides an overview of photovoltaic (PV) science and an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy. Through a combination of lecture, problem solving and hands-on lab exercises, students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation. The module covers the scope of solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, with an emphasis on wiring and electrical issues.


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

Electrical Wiring – Residential

This course introduces the most current version of the National Electrical Code Book to the students as a guide throughout the class. The primary goal of the program is to teach basic techniques of Residential wiring from the standpoint of interpreting all code book requirements. Students will put into practice all that they have learned
by wiring a scaled down three bedroom home. A study of electrical safety is provided to ensure a complete understanding of hand tools, ladders, shock hazards, and the personal protective equipment required to work in this field. They will be required to safely place all wiring, circuits, switches, receptacles, lighting fixtures, and GFCI devices in the trainer according to the electrical code.


  • 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

The Commercial wiring course follows through with concepts learned in the Residential wiring course of training delving deeper into the National Electrical Code book. Students will be tasked with code book interpretation through the study of load calculations, blueprint reading, cost estimating, three phase motor wiring, and conduit manipulation. Students will wire commercial lighting and three phase motors as they research the required applications. A mock commercial building will be wired by students in accordance with applicable code using conduit to protect their wiring.


  • 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 follows through with the knowledge built in Electrical Wiring – Commercial with continued instruction in conduit bending up to 6” trade size using hydraulic bending equipment. This class explains the proper selection of pull boxes and junction boxes, the factors involved in conductor selection and calculations, the proper techniques for conductor installations, as well as the various applications necessary for conductor terminations and splices. Students will continue to advance in their ability to calculate load requirements for branch and feeder circuits in keeping with current standards of the National Electrical Code. This class will also introduce the installation of various voice, data, and video cabling systems.


  • 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

This class elaborates on the characteristics of Alternating Current, explaining the behavior of electricity and how it functions in the application of motors, lighting, and the devices that control them. Students will learn the differences between DC and AC motors, single phase and three phase applications, calculating the proper sizing of motors, and the selection of the motor controller as well as overload protection. This class also covers the characteristics of light, the handling and installation of various types of lighting (incandescent, fluorescent, high intensity discharge, LED), and the controls used in their operation.


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

Electrical Distribution Systems

This class will describe the operating characteristics of various types of transformers. Using the National Electrical Code, students will calculate transformer sizes for various applications. This module describes the purpose of switchgear, its construction, and maintenance. In this class, students will also understand the importance of overcurrent protection, describe the various types of fuses and circuit breakers in the industry, and select the proper size for specific applications. Students will also apply their knowledge of the proper methods for grounding and bonding according to the requirements of the NEC. This class describes the wiring methods for specific hazardous locations, and also introduces the installation of cable tray systems.


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

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iEmployment is expected to grow for Electricians (472111) in the US to 789,500 through 2028 and 47,150 in Florida by 2026.

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 $28,296 for TWS graduates employed during the 12 month period of 7/1/18 – 6/30/19.