From left to right:
Doug Tirpak, Nerva Coicou, Mark VanHoy, Dan Neff & Steve
The instructors in this program, many in which
are apprenticeship trained themselves, are highly qualified
journeyworkers, master electricians, inspectors, building
officials or electrical contractors currently working in the trade
in Palm Beach County. They are dedicated to passing their trade
knowledge on to our apprentices.
First Year: Related training for electrical wiring of
residential projects including: safety, math, NEC Code, American
National Standards Institute (SI); code use of metric (SI)
measurements; Underwriters Laboratories; care and use of tools;
working drawings; electrical symbols and outlets; number and
location of circuits; conduit sizes and types; voltage requirements;
special purpose outlets and troubleshooting; AC/DC theory.
Second Year: Related training for commercial, industrial and
single and multi-family residential blueprint reading including:
wiring plans, power installations, detecting and reducing hazardous
locations, symbols and abbreviations, applicable code and related
math; AC/DC theory.
Third Year: Related training for commercial buildings
including: building plans and specifications; reading electrical and
architectural drawings; branch and appliance circuits, feeders and
installation; switches and receptacles, special systems and
circuits; lamps and luminaries; motors, controls and maintenance;
panelboard selection and installation; the electric service;
emergency power systems; overcurrent protection; low voltage remote
control lighting; cooling systems; code applications and related
math; AC/DC theory.
Fourth Year: Related training for motor control including:
introduction and general principles; standard motor sizes and
ratings; circuit layout, connections and symbols; control pilot
devices; basic control circuits; AC reduced voltage starters,
three-phase, multi-speed controllers; wound rotor (slip ring)
controllers; synchronous motor controls; direct current controllers;
methods of decelerations; motor drives; code application and related
math; AC/DC theory as it relates to motor control; fundamentals of
solid state motor control; journeyman preparation course.