COVID Update: All our locations are open for in-person classes in a safe, controlled, COVID-free environment. We also have an online/in-person hybrid program available for service-disabled veterans (click here).

FAQs

Are you operating under COVID restrictions?

All our locations are open for in-person classes in a safe, controlled, COVID-free environment. We also have an online/in-person hybrid program available for service-disabled veterans, for more information, contact us.

Do you offer online programs?

We offer an online/in-person hybrid program for service-disabled veterans. For more information, please contact us.

What is the cost of training?

For detailed information on tuition, please click here.

I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRONICS. WILL I BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE?

Many students come to us with no previous electronics experience. Our instructors are exceptional and excel at determining an individual’s personal learning style and getting the most out of every student. If you are willing to put in the work, our instructors and our Career Advocates will make every effort to help you succeed.

How long is the training?

Our program doesn’t operate on a common semester timeline. Training lasts for 4-5 months, depending on your status. For more information, click here.

DO YOU HELP WITH JOB PLACEMENT?

On the first day of training, you will be assigned a Career Advocate (CA). The Career Advocate’s job is to ensure your success in our program. In the final phase of training, your CA will work with you to prepare a resume and sharpen your interview skills. The Career Advocate then utilizes our relationships to find you an employer with the best match for your desired location, industry, salary, and other interests.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR BOOKS, LABS, AND ACTIVITY FEES?

The tuition covers all costs. There are no other fees.

WHAT TYPES OF CAREERS CAN I HAVE AS A RESULT OF THIS TRAINING?

Think about how vital electronics are in our world today, and how important they will be in the future. Companies will continue to need skilled workers to manufacture, maintain, and repair electronic devices and systems. Our graduates go on to work in dozens of  technician roles such as: electronics technician, calibration, test, automotive electronics technician, solderer, electromechanical inspector, electromechanical assembler, wire/cable harness technician/assembler, machine technician, avionics technician, among others.

What employers do you currently work with?

We have placed our graduates with more than 100 companies nationwide, including SPACEX, Universal Studios Orlando, Lockheed Martin, Audi, Boston Whaler, Federal Electronics, Dave & Buster’s, BAE Systems, SAIC, Southeast Aerospace, Main Stream Engineering, Hayward Industries, Florida East Coast Railway, Sea Ray, Sun Nuclear Corporation, Mack Technologies, Rockwell Collins, V Tron Electronics, Electric Boat, Nordson EFD, MC Assembly, Land Rover, and Chuck E Cheese’s, to name a few.

See more on our Employers page.

Where are you located?

We currently have sites in:

  • Rhode Island – Providence (Headquarters)
  • Florida – Orlando, Melbourne, & Belleview
  • North Carolina – Fort Bragg

Click here for more detail.

Why STRAC? What does it mean?

STRAC describes our graduates and our program. STRAC is old Army slang, and part of the definition is “a well-organized, well-turned-out soldier (pressed uniform, polished brass and shined boots).” This term was chosen when our student body was exclusively veterans. The second part of the definition, “a proud, competent trooper who can be depended on for good performance in any circumstance,” describes our graduates both yesterday and today. The acronym STRAC highlights our program’s focus on Skills TRaining And Certification. For a closer look at our program, click here.

What happened to Veterans Assembled Electronics?
After VAe was approved as a proprietary school in the three states we operate in, the company filed to do business as (dba) “STRAC Institute.” This change was made to make it known to non-veterans that we were no longer restricted to educating veterans. For more of the story, please click here.
How many people are in a class?

Class size varies in all of our locations, but we typically maintain a 8:1 Student to Instructor ratio.

Can you guarantee that I will get a job when I graduate?

No, we cannot, nor can any other school, public or private. It is against the law for any school to promise or guarantee employment upon graduation or at any other time. What we can tell you is that we have had great success in placing our graduates with more than 100 companies around the country. Currently on Indeed.com there are more than 30,000 open positions that require the skills we teach.

HOW CAN I TELL IF I QUALIFY TO BE A SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN?

No problem. Just click here to get started!

I AM A SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN. HOW DO I APPLY FOR BENEFITS TO ATTEND YOUR PROGRAM?

We can help. Click here to get started.

I QUALIFY FOR THE GI BILL®. HOW DO I APPLY FOR YOUR PROGRAM?

We make it easy. Just click here to get started!

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

Depending on the type of funding you use to attend our school, we have a refund policy in place for each option. All our refunds are given on a pro-rata basis and the information will be provided to you before you attend the program, as refunds can vary by state.

WHAT IS THE TUITION?

Please visit our tuition page here.

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