Florida Electrical Apprenticeship Association 

5656 Corporate Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

(561) 697-4893    Fax (561) 697-8728
 

FEAA Instructors & Curriculum

FEAA Instructors

From left to right: Doug Tirpak, Nerva Coicou, Mark VanHoy, Dan Neff & Steve Atkinson

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.

APPRENTICE CURRICULUM


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.