Florence-Darlington Tech offering evening courses in Electrician Certification

Due to high demand, Florence-Darlington Tech will now hold evening courses in Electrician Certification. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Due to increased demand for its Electrician Certification courses, Florence-Darlington Technical College will now offer the courses in the evening. This is in addition to its current day-time schedule.

“It’s always a good problem to have when you have more interest then availability,” FDTC Associate Vice President of Technical and General Education Dr. Dan Averette said. “As we have seen an increase in this programs interest, we want to make sure to allow potential students every opportunity to take the course when they are available. With that said, offering this course in the evening will give students more flexibility to attend at times that work best for their schedules.”

The Electrician Certificate allows interested individuals to learn how to wire residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Students will learn how to interpret electrical wiring diagrams and safely wire an electrical distribution panel box to various outlets, switches, lights and appliances. In addition, students will become familiar with electrical codes, wiring, and perform electrical load calculations. Completion of this certification class prepares students to be entry-level electricians which currently is a starting wage of just over $35,000 according to JobEQ data.

Also of note, employment of electricians in our region is expected to grow 7.1 percent over the next 10 years. Increases in construction spending and demand for alternative energy will drive the demand for electricians.

The evening classes will begin on August 15, 2023. These classes (EEM 105 and EEM 117) will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm to 8:35 pm.

For more information contact the college at (843) 661-8324 or visit our website at FDTC.edu to apply.

Author: Stephan Drew

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