SPARK A GREAT CAREER


The demand for qualified electricians is high; get the skills you need to fill the void.

As a Residential Electrician, you’ll have working knowledge of the National Electrical Code and know how to use the power and hand tools needed on the job. Learn how to come to a new or existing structure, interpret electrical floor plans, drill holes, run and cut wire, and install boxes and fixtures.

Advanced courses teach you how to complete all residential wiring processes. You’ll be an expert in installing outlets, switches, and fixtures.  You’ll aslo learn about installing appliances such as electric stoves, water heaters, and heating and cooling devices. Plus, this program is eligible for the S.C. Wins Scholarship, which can pay up to $65 per credit hour.

TCL’s 21-credit-hour Residential Electrician Certificate program can be completed in as little two full-time semesters. Evening classes are offered. Hands-on courses include construction print reading, basic electricity, fixtures and installation, advanced residential wiring, and the National Electric Code. An internship is also required.

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    IN-DEMAND

    Here in the rapidly growing Lowcountry, electricians are always in demand.

    HANDS-ON

    Learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.

    A GREAT CAREER

    The S.C. annual mean wage for electricians is $48,410.

    ACCREDITATION


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates.

    Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

    PROGRAM COST


    Tuition: 21 credits x $200 per credit = $4,200.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2021 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “At TCL, our focus green building benefits the students and the entire community.”

    Tim Newsome

    Building Instructor

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    The Career & Education Opportunities

    Employment of electricians is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. The job prospects for electricians should be very good, as many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    And, here in the rapidly growing Lowcountry, construction jobs are always in demand. The S.C. annual mean wage for electricians is $48,410, according to 2020 reports from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

    TCL’s courses emphasize “green” building techniques, as outlined by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles, to ensure you have the skills needed for jobs today and tomorrow.

    Certify Your Skills

    The program also includes the National Electrical Code Journeyman’s license preparation course.

    Is this program for you?

    The program is a great fit for those who:

    • Have strong math skills.
    • Have physical stamina and strength.
    • Enjoy troubleshooting.
    • Have strong customer-service skills.

    Program Dean


    Shunda Ware

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8238

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Timothy Newsome

    Building Construction Instructor

    843-525-8290

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 16, Rm. 121