FCC Orlando launches new Electrical Technician program

Florida Career College in Orlando launches Electrical Technician program

Nearly every element of American society is dependent upon reliable electrical service. A recent study revealed a critical need to train and employ more than 250,000 skilled electrical workers to keep pace with energy demand over the next decade. The study, conducted by Klein Tools and the Accelerate Group, found that this demand is in response to the growing need to deploy millions of electric vehicle charging stations, infuse rapid acceleration of renewable energy development, and implement new building systems to meet clean energy standards. That is on top of the existing need for skilled electrical technicians as home and business construction continues to grow; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects some 9,600 new job openings every year, with many of those openings expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force.

Florida Career College in Orlando is working to meet this growing demand by launching a new Electrical Technician program. The program has been available through the FCC campus locations in Houston since last year and has become popular with students, and will be available in Orlando starting in mid-May.

“FCC’s Electrical Technician program is a timely answer to a critical need,” said Tim Moscato, Regional Vice President of Operations at FCC. “The program gets committed students up to speed, following an industry-recognized, hands-on curriculum that focuses on the skills that matter most to employers. In as few as 10 months, students will develop the skills and get the tools needed to work effectively in the electrical field.”

The Electrical Technician training program prepares students for an entry-level job in the residential, commercial, or industrial fields. It is designed to provide students with the necessary training they’ll need as quickly as possible with career-focused courses that are personalized, hands-on, and tailored to the skills that employers look for most.

The Electrical Technician training program provides students with a solid foundation in installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Additionally, the program teaches students how to read and understand blueprints, estimates and building codes. Students will also be introduced to motor controls, programmable logic controls, low voltage applications, and solar power systems. Topics covered in classes and hands-on labs include the fundamentals of energy, applied electrical theory, load calculations, lighting outlets, grounding, bonding, and three-phase electrical distribution systems. The program also teaches students about low voltage applications, motors, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and the fundamentals of solar panels.

“At FCC, we strive to ensure that students are prepared for what to expect in the real world and have confidence in their acquired skills,” said Milton Anderson, Campus President at FCC Orlando. “We’ve designed the curriculum for the new Electrical Technician program directly with employers and subject matter experts to ensure that it reflects expectations of well-trained graduates. In as few as 10 months, you can learn the skills you need to start a career. We offer hands-on training from instructors who have a wealth of experience in the industries they teach, including the new electrical program.”

Florida Career College offers comprehensive career and job placement services to all graduates, assisting them in finding employment in their field of study as they prepare to graduate.

“At FCC, it is our goal to ensure students feel prepared, confident, and comfortable in their new skill set once they complete the program. Our Career Services Department is ready to answer any questions students may have. We support students in their job search by providing students with additional services that include resume preparation, mock interviews, and job assistance,” said Joan Yourstone, Vice President of Career Services.

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