LAKELAND, Fla. — Nov. 6, 2019 —Florida Technical College Lakeland Campus celebrated the launch of its new Electrical Diploma Program with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during which Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz presented a proclamation declaring November 6 Florida Technical College Electrical Program Day.
“I’m grateful for educational institutions–like Florida Technical College–that offer our citizens the opportunity to work toward a rewarding career,” said Mayor Mutz. “We look forward to celebrating the success of program graduates as they fill the much-needed vacancies in the industry.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities available for electricians are projected to increase up to 9 percent by 2026. The federal agency states that “increases in construction spending and a growing demand for alternative energy sources is driving this demand.”
“We pride ourselves in providing programs that fuel our local job market and our new Electrical Diploma Program is no different,” said Florida Technical College President Dr. James Michael Burkett. “Florida Technical College is working to establish a pipeline of talent for businesses across the state, assuring employers that a local and diverse workforce has the industry-specific skills to fulfill their organization’s needs.”
The program schedule is taught in five-hour blocks, four days a week. The Electrical Diploma program provides students with technical and practical knowledge, as well as the skills needed to perform installation tasks, provide services, and repair residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. Graduates from this program will be able to fill positions as an electrician’s helper in residential and construction firms in the electrical trade industry. Students are eligible to sit for the Credential Craft Professional (NCCER) and the OSHA 10 exams.
Students can develop the hands-on experience in the newly completed 1, 200 square feet labs by putting into practice what they have studied The two labs featured simulated construction projects involving electrical wiring, electrical boxes, and transformers for students to learn and practice residential and commercial electrical setups.
FTC has flexible schedules at all its seven Florida campuses. The school is an academic unit of National University College, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For additional information or to register, call 321-684-4034.
About FTC:Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields, Florida Technical College is an academic unit of National University College (NUC), which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. The MSCHE is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. FTC offers associate and bachelor’s degrees and diploma programs in a range of professions, including healthcare, computer networking, web design, criminal justice, culinary arts, and cosmetology. FTC campuses are located in Orlando, Lakeland, DeLand, Kissimmee, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay. Program availability varies by campus. For graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.ftccollege.edu/disclosures.html.