Program: Electrical Technology

Overview

Electrical Technology

Long Beach City College prepares students 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 workman-like manner. Thanks to our local voters, a $22M Bond investment through Measure E has made it possible for Long Beach City College to build two new buildings at PCC campus in the Fall of 2018 and modernize our Electrical Technology facilities to provide a more robust education and training program for this high-demand industry. 

NOTE: The California Contractor’s License requirements recognize the courses listed below as partial fulfillment of the experience requirements. LBCC is California Division of Apprenticeship Standards Approved School: #101 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.

PROGRAM INFO

Those interested in Long Beach City College’s (LBCC) Electrical Technology Program are required to complete the steps below.

REQUIREMENTS

Step 1: Apply to Long Beach City College

Before you can apply to any of the Electrical Technology programs, you must first apply for admission to Long Beach City College. Please take a look at our enrollment guides on the Get Started section for more information.

If you wish to have classes from other colleges evaluated, please bring an official transcript to Admissions & Records. Evaluations can take up to one month to be completed, so be sure to start this process as early as possible.

Step 2: Complete LBCC Online Orientation

Log into the Viking Student System/Viking Portal and complete LBCC online orientation and all the necessary steps to officially become an LBCC student.

Step 3: Sign up & Attend a ELECT 600 course

Students interested in any of the Electrical Technology programs are required to complete the ELECT 600 course. This course is a co-requisite to the following listed courses: ELECT 202, ELECT 204, ELECT 225, ELECT 253, CISCO 250, and CISCO 251.

A complete list of co-requisite classes can be found in the current College Catalogue.

ELECT 600 is designed to introduce future electrical technology students to many facets of our program including safety related topics. During this class, you will meet faculty, learn about safety protocols that are set up to introduce you to industry standards. It is also an opportunity to ask questions about our program offerings and the next steps to a successful career in the Electrical Industry.

Students with college math will be asked to bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts so that you can substitute that class for ELECT 202 and possibly ELECT 225.

If you miss signing up for an ELECT 600 course. Email Scott Fraser or Suzanne Engelhardt.

Step 4: Register for Classes

You can register for classes through the Viking Student System/Viking Portal. Be sure to check online for your registration appointment and that all your prerequisites have been met. Returning students who did not attend the previous semester should verify that they are term activated for the current semester.

If you have a hold on your account, you must contact the department listed to clear the hold before you can register.

Step 5: Pay Your Fees

You can pay your enrollment fees through the Viking Student System/Viking Portal or by visiting the Cashier’s Office on either campus.

 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Electrical Technology (AS + Cert)
Electrical Technology, Automation Technician (AS + Cert)
Electrical Technology, CISCO Certified Network Installation (AS + Cert)
Electrical Technology, General Industrial Electrician (AS + Cert)
Electrical Technology, High Voltage Test Technician (AS + Cert)
Electrical Technology, Solar Installation and Maintenance (AS + Cert)
Electrical Technology, Traffic Sign Technician (AS + Cert)

Click on the program titles below to see required courses and program mappers.

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation
Certificate of Completion, Electrical Program Preparation
Certificate of Completion, IPC-620 Wire Harness Assembly and Inspection

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY, AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN

Associate in Science (AS), Electrical Technology  Automation Technician
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Electrical Technology  Automation Technician
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Automation Technician

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY, CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK INSTALLATION ASSOCIATE

Associate in Science (AS), Electrical Technology  CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Electrical Technology  CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate
Certificate of Accomplishment (ACC), Network Cabling Specialist

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY, GENERAL INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN

Associate in Science (AS), Electrical Technology  General Industrial Electrician
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Electrical Technology  General Industrial Electrician
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), General Industrial Electrician

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY, HIGH VOLTAGE TEST TECHNICIAN

Associate in Science (AS), Electrical Technology  High Voltage Test Technician
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Electrical Technology  High Voltage Test Technician
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), High Voltage Test Technician

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY, SOLAR INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE

Associate in Science (AS), Electrical Technology  Solar Installation and Maintenance
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Electrical Technology  Solar Installation and Maintenance
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Solar Installation and Maintenance

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY, TRAFFIC SIGNAL TECHNICIAN

Associate in Science (AS), Electrical Technology  Traffic Signal Technician
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Electrical Technology  Traffic Signal Technician
Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Traffic Signal Technician

COURSE OFFERINGS

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Important News: ALL ELECT and CISCO classes will be held at the PCC Campus in two brand new buildings. These are the QQ and RR buildings on the east side of campus off of Walnut Avenue between the Horticulture area and Automotive (JJ Building)

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CISCO 250
Communications Cabling Installation

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CISCO 251
Introduction to Networks

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CISCO 252
Switching Routing Wireless Essentials

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CISCO 253
Enterprise Network Security Automation

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ELECT 202
Electrical Mathematics

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ELECT 204
First Semester Fundamentals of DC Electricity

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ELECT 209
Second Sem. Fund of Motors/Generators

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ELECT 212
Third Semester Fund of AC Electricity

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ELECT 214
Fourth Semester AC Principles & Pract

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ELECT 225
Algebra and Trigonometry for Technicians

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ELECT 227
Variable Speed Drive Fundamentals

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ELECT 230A
Robotics Technology-Design

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ELECT 230B
Robotics Technology-Integration

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ELECT 231
Electro-Hydraulics and Pneumatic Systems

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ELECT 240
Introduction to the National Electrical Code

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ELECT 242
Electrical Code – Grounding

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ELECT 245
Electrical Code – Commercial

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ELECT 246
NFPA 70E for Manufacturing

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ELECT 247
Electrical code – Solar

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ELECT 250
Electrical Code – Industrial

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ELECT 251
Electrical Code – Industrial

       

ELECT 253
OSHA Standards for Construction Safety

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ELECT 256
High Voltage Safety Awareness

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ELECT 262
Solar 1 – Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaics

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ELECT 263
Solar 2 – Advanced Solar Photovoltaics

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ELECT 265
Conductors

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ELECT 266
Circuit Breakers

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ELECT 267
Switch Gear and Switchboards

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ELECT 268
Transformers

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ELECT 271
Electrical Cost Estimating

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ELECT 275
Electrical Pipe Bending

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ELECT 277
Blueprint Reading for Electricians

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ELECT 280
Traffic Signal Systems 1

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ELECT 283
Traffic Systems Communications

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ELECT 284
Traffic Signal Controllers & Digital Systems

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ELECT 285
Traffic Signal Inspection and Safety

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ELECT 400
Electrical Certification Exam Prep

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ELECT 435A
Motor Control Wiring and Troubleshooting

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ELECT 435B
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) 1

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ELECT 435C
HMI and Advanced PLC Programming

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ELECT 600
Electrical Program & Safety Preparation

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ELECT 601
Computer Applications for Tech Reports

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ELECT 602
Electrical Mathematics

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in the area below!

  • Construction Managers
  • Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
  • Electrical Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
  • Electrical Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • Electrical Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
  • Electrical Engineering Technicians
  • Electricians
  • First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • Helpers–Electricians
  • Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
  • Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
  • Signal and Track Switch Repairers
  • Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
  • Traffic Technician

Learn more about various Industrial Electrical jobs in the Greater Los Angeles area.