STRAC Institute
Formerly known as VAe
Call Us! 888-754-1383

FAQ

Are you operating under COVID restrictions?

All our electronics school locations are open for in-person classes in a safe, controlled, COVID-free environment.

Do you offer online programs?

Yes. Contact us at (888) 754-1383 to discuss.

What is the cost of tuition?

  • Our four month program has a fixed tuition of $17,000.
  • Our five month program has a fixed tuition of $24,000.

View more information about the cost of tuition.

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

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

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. If you are willing to put in the work, our electronics school instructors and Career Advocates will make every effort to help you succeed.

How long is the training?

Our program doesn’t operate on the common semester timeline and instead will have you working in 4-5 months. Visit our program page for more information.

DO YOU HELP WITH JOB PLACEMENT?

On your first day in our electronics program, 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 TYPES OF CAREERS CAN I HAVE AS AN ELECTRONICS SCHOOL GRADUATE?

Electronics are vital in our world today, and will be more so in the future. Companies will continue to need skilled workers to manufacture, maintain, and repair electronics devices and systems. Our graduates go on to work in dozens of technician roles such as:

  • Electronics Technicians 
  • Electronics Calibration Technicians
  • Electronics Testers
  • Automotive Electronics Technicians
  • Solderers
  • Electromechanical Inspectors
  • Electromechanical Assemblers
  • Wire Harness Assembly Technicians
  • Machine Technicians 
  • Avionics Technicians 

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.

View a full list of companies that hire our graduates.

Where are you located?

We currently have 5 electronics school locations including:

  • Providence, Rhode Island (Headquarters)
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Melbourne, Florida
  • Ocala, Florida

WHAT DOES STRAC 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.

Discover more about what STRAC means.

What happened to Veterans Assembled Electronics?

After VAe was approved as a proprietary electronics 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. 

Learn more about us.

How many people are in a class?

Class size varies in all of our locations, but we typically maintain an 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 there are more than 30,000 open positions that require the skills we teach on Indeed.

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

You may qualify for benefits if you are a veteran with a service-connected rating of at least 10% and you are within your 12 years eligibility from separation or receiving your disability rating.

Learn more about qualifying as a service-disabled veteran.

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

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

Those who qualify for the GI Bill® can learn how to apply for our program here.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

Depending on the type of funding you use to attend our electronics 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.