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Long Beach City College
Electrical Technology Program

 About the Program


You can start the process below in the area under Registration Steps

Classes Start the week of Monday 8/29/16

Information for Winter/Spring 2017 is not yet published.  


The Electrical Technology Program is approved by the California Apprenticeship Council. In order to work, students must maintain enrollment in a minimum of 150 hours of classes per year. This is the equivalent of two 3 hour classes per semester.

We have a day and a night program. The content is the same, the night program has been broken into smaller pieces to allow for full time day work and part time night school.

First time students to the Electrical Program are required to complete the ten steps below in order to register for electrical classes here at Long Beach City College. Please follow these steps carefully. There is help available at each step of the way.

Registration Steps

1. Make sure you have a valid email address.

2. Every student is required to have a student ID before they can register in classes. This process can take place now before registration opens. Apply to LBCC at Admissions and Records.  If you complete this step prior to the cutooff date you can get priority registration for Summer and Fall 2016.

3. Wait 24 hours and call (562) 938-4485 or go to LBCC Admissions office and obtain a LBCC Student ID# and Password

4. If you are a current High School Student in the Long Beach Area, you can sign up for Early Bird online at LB Promise Signup

5. All students are required to complete the Assessment and Orientation process before they will be allowed to register for any classes. Visit the Assessment and Orientation Page.

6. Sign up for the College assessment and College orientation at Assessment and Orientation Signup and complete both processes

7.  Sign up for the Electrical Program Orientation Session.   Students with college math should be bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts so that you can substitute that class for ELECT 202 and possibly ELECT 225.

8. Sign up for your classes.

9. PAY for your classes.  For those with priority registration, you must pay for classes prior to THE START OF THE SEMESTER or you will be dropped from your class and someone else will take your spot. 

New students should attend an orientation session before registering.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Students MUST complete the college assessment and orientation process in addition to the Electrical orientation.  All three MUST be completed prior to registering for classes.  Per state law, there is no longer a way to skip the college assessment and orientation.  Please complete those NOW!

If you are trying to take ELECT 400,  just sign up for the class, no permission number is needed for this class.

Orientation Dates for Winter/Spring 2017 have not been set yet.  Sign up at the link below and we will notify you when those dates are published.

Electrical Orientation Dates



6:00 PM TO 9:00PM

Winter/Spring 2017

Future Date 


NOTICE:  Students enrolled in the Sheet Metal or other non-electrical trades programs that would like to enroll in ELECT 202 do not need to attend an Electrical Orientation, Contact for a permission number to sign up for the ELECT 202 class, let him know which specific ELECT 202 class that you would like a permission number for.


NOTICE FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYERS:  Students must be enrolled and ATTENDING classes to receive an enrollment verification letter that will be sent to the DAS for the electrical trainee number.  The state considers a student an officially enrolled student at the course census date.  This is week four of the fall and spring semesters, week three for the summer and week two for winter semesters.  After census, the letters will be printed and available in class, they will not be mailed under any circumstance.  Any student then dropping out will result in LBCC notifying the DAS of the dropout and the Trainee Number will be pulled.  Students must attend 150 hours of classes per year to remain eligible for trainee status.  A typical class is 54 hours per semester.  See the section below for information on requesting an enrollment verification letter.

Sign up for the Electrical Program Orientation Session.



Long Beach City College Electrical Program has been approved by the California Apprenticeship Council as "Approved School Number 101". The California Apprenticeship Council affirmed the January 1, 2006 deadline for certification for general electrician, residential electrician and fire life safety technician.

1. All students must go through the orientation process detailed above.

2. Register for the Electrical Classes once you have a permission number provided to you in orientation.

3. Attend the class and maintain enrollment

4. Fill out the Electrical Trainee Verification Request Form that is provided in class.

5. Turn the Request Form back in person to Stuart Hively or Fred Heldberg.

6. At the completion of the "census date" you are considered an official student and and be provided with a verification letter. The letters are available approximately 4 weeks after the start of the semester.

7. Return to Stuart or Fred to pick up the letter.

8. Mail the letter, the completed Electrician Trainee application and your check to cover the fees to the address on the application. (LBCC is Approved School #101)

9. If you drop the class or do not continue your enrollment the following semester, the DAS will be notified and your trainee card will be revoked.


All ELECT and CISCO classes listed apply to DAS Electrician Trainee education requirements and continuing education requirements for Electrician Certification.


Many students inquire about transferring from other private or community college electrical programs. In many cases credit can be given for community college classes. Credit by exam is available for the entry level electrical classes for those who attended a private training program. This will be covered in the orientation process.


Certification information

List of Approved Schools

Apply for admission to LBCC online

reader_icon Electrician Trainee application

Interested in teaching part time in the Electrical Program at LBCC, email Scott Fraser at (no attachments).

For additional information on electrician certification and program information call 562.938.4505 or 562.938.4294, email or .

Current Schedule of Classes - All ELECT and CISCO classes listed apply to DAS Electrician Trainee education requirements and continuing education requirements for Electrician Certification