The HCC Apprenticeship programs are part of a federally structured training system in which the apprentice works full-time during the day for a sponsoring employer learning the skills of the trade, and completes classroom related instruction in the evening or on weekends.
There are no tuition or fees for the classroom-related instruction. The apprentice may incur some costs for tools, books, and materials needed for the trade.
What Electricians Do
Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems.
Almost all electricians work full time. Work schedules may include evenings and weekends. Overtime is common.
How to Become an Electrician
Most electricians learn through an apprenticeship, but some start out by attending a technical school. Most states require electricians to be licensed.
The median annual wage for electricians was $56,180 in May 2019.
Classroom Hours: 720
On the Job Training Hours: 8000
Years to Complete: 4
Apprenticeship Sponsor: ABC, IEC
HCC Campus: Dale Mabry
Apprentice programs are not open access. The Apprenticeship programs and sponsoring employers establish the minimum qualifications for acceptance into the training program. The minimum qualifications typically require the individual to:
- be at least 18 years of age,
- possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency,
- hold a valid driver license,
- have reliable transportation to the jobsite and classroom and
- be physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade
For more information about acceptance into this Apprenticeship, please contact:
ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Nick Nowell, PMP, Director of Education and Safety
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
IEC Florida Westcoast Chapter