Electricians Assistant

Program Overview

This program is an introductory presentation of the fundamental skills and knowledge needed for employment as an electrician’s assistant.  The program is heavily focused toward lab exercises and places great emphasis on applied or practical learning experiences that will enable students with limited preparation to successfully complete the program.  Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level employment as electrician’s assistants.

Students are accepted into the Electricians Assistant certificate program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 21 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Electricians Assistant program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$19,000.00 – $23,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $2,762.00
Books & Supplies: $500.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment as an electrician’s assistant working with construction companies and residential builders. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.



Course Overview

  • ELTR1060Electrical Prints, Schematics, and Symbols2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ELTR1205Residential Wiring I3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • ELTR1210Residential Wiring II3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • IDFC1000Principles of Electricity I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • IDFC1005Principles of Electricity II5 credit hours90 contact hours
  • and one of the following
  • ELTR2600Electrician's Assistant Internship8 credit hours360 contact hours
  • IDSY1130Industrial Wiring4 credit hours105 contact hours