Estimating 201, Estimating Apprenticeship is a comprehensive course designed to introduce and acclimate the beginner estimator to the Electrical Estimating field. It’s called an apprenticeship because each student will be learning the trade of electrical estimating. The course spans four months and includes classroom instruction and student-instructor “one on one” training with access to all the industry-leading software programs via the Candels Student Machines.
Estimating theory, the estimator’s role, types of bids, the estimating process, specification review and interpretation, takeoffs, bid solicitation, and vendor relations, and the NEC will all be discussed. Each student will perform several different types of estimates and write similar proposals for each. Students will also be required to complete current projects during class.