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 6 months and includes classroom instruction and student instructor “one on one” training with access to all the software programs used during the class. Estimating theory, the estimator’s role, types of bids, the estimating process, specification review and interpretation, take-offs, bid solicitation and vendor relations, and the NEC will all be discussed. Each student will perform several different types of estimates and write corresponding proposals for each. Students will also be required to complete current projects during class.
The goal is for each student to be able to complete a variety of take-offs independently by the end of the course, in preparation for further advancement in both estimating education and employment.
Rules for Success (Student Responsibilities):
Each student is expected to participate in class each session. Sessions are 2 hours each on both Tuesday and Thursday PLUS student instructor “one on one” training with access to all the software. To succeed in this class, each student must be prepared for each class session and must complete all assignments. In the event of an absence, you must inform your instructor before the start of the class and make arrangements for class make-up. Failure to inform instructor will be considered an unexcused absence. Three unexcused absences will constitute failure and forfeiture of tuition.