Program: Electrical Technology

Overview

Electrical Technology

The Electrical Department educates its students in all areas of Industrial Electrical Technology in response to the needs of industry National Electrical Code standards. 

Career Opportunities

Students prepare for entry-level employment in numerous electrical and electrically related trades. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. The California Contractor’s License requirements recognize the courses listed below as partial fulfillment of the experience requirements. This program also meets the standards set by the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards towards the current California Electrician Certification testing. Once a student has completed the program, that student will be allowed to register to take the Electrician’s Certification Exam. 

Associate in Science (AS), Electrical Technology

This Associate Degree will prepare students for career advancement once a Certificate of Achievement in Electrical Technology has been earned. Students prepare for entry-level employment in numerous electrical and electrically related trades. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. This program is approved to offer whole general electrician curriculum as established by the Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Once a student has earned the Associate in Science (AS) Degree, Electrical Technology, that student will be allowed to register to take the General Electrician’s Certification Exam. The California Contractor’s License requirements recognize the courses listed below as partial fulfillment of the experience requirements. 

Limitation on Enrollment. New students must attend an Electrical orientation prior to enrollment. The program requisite is in place to ensure the safety and health awareness of LBCC electrical students.

Certificate of Achievement, Electrical Technology

Students prepare for entry-level employment in numerous electrical and electrically related trades. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. This program is approved to offer whole general electrician curriculum as established by the Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Once a student has earned the Certificate of Achievement, Electrical Technology, that student will be allowed to register to take the General Electrician’s Certification Exam. The California Contractor’s License requirements recognize the courses listed below as partial fulfillment of the experience requirements. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze different types of power distribution systems and apply these systems in a design environment.
  • Design commercial building blueprint design project: applying motor, transformer, power distribution and short-circuit calculations meeting all the requirements of the National Electrical Code.
  • Design and evaluate control system programs for the operation of automation systems, including timing, counting, sequential and process control operations.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Networking Cabling Specialist

Students earning this CISCO award have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of national cabling installation standards and best practices. This CISCO award is intended for vocational students preparing for immediate employment as a low-voltage communications cabling installer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Build a fiber and copper corporate backbone network between the Main Telecommunications closet and a Distributed Telecom closet and test all connectivity by placing data hosts at both ends and run connectivity tests between them.
  • Provide a completed documentation system that will be usable by any industry professional in the data and telephony field, for the service of any moves, adds and changes on that same infrastructure.

Certificate of Accomplishment, CISCO Network Installation

Students earning this CISCO award have demonstrated knowledge and skills required for employment as an entry-level Cisco Systems communications network technician, including basic installation and configuration of network devices using the Cisco IOS. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Traffic Signal Systems I

Students earning this Traffic Signal Systems 1 award have demonstrated knowledge and skills relating to the maintenance and troubleshooting of traffic signal control systems as dictated by the International Municipal Signals Association (IMSA).

Certificate of Accomplishment, Solar Photovoltaic Installation & Design

Students earning this Solar Photovoltaic Installation and Design award have demonstrated knowledge and skills relating to the design, maintenance, and installation of solar systems as dictated by The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Program Student Learning Outcomes
  • Design a residential solar photovoltaic electrical system that meets all National Electrical Code requirements.
  • Analyze performance of a solar photovoltaic electrical system, and safely fine-tune the system for optimal performance.