WIP: 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

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

     

Requirements

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

Step 1: Complete the Admissions Application

Fill out the CCCApply online application and follow the instructions carefully when creating your account. After applying, you will be sent an email with your LBCC Student ID number and instructions for creating your Viking Student Portal account on the LBCC website. Please note that the login information for CCCApply is different from the login information you create for the Viking Student Portal and will not work on the LBCC website. You must create a login for the Viking Student Portal in order to access all of the enrollment services.

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 the Online Orientation

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

Step 3: Take the Assessment Exams

The Assessment tests are mandatory before you can register and help determine which Math and English classes you should enroll in. All assessments test are open and do not require an appointment. You can check the Assessment & Orientation Schedule for available dates and times.

Step 4: Attend an Electrical Technology Orientation

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

Step 5: Register for Classes

You can register for classes through the Viking Student System. 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 6: Pay Your Fees

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

Degrees & Certificates

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. The program provides both day and evening classes to allow for full-time day work and part-time night school.

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Electrical Technology Program.

A.S. Electrical Technology, Automation Technician 

The Associate of Science in Electrical Technology, Automation Technician will prepare students for entry-level employment in the automation systems maintenance and troubleshooting industry.  This includes work in Advanced Manufacturing Facilities and companies that use underwater robots.  The techniques used in both industries are similar and there is significant crossover between the two. Upon completion the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair automation systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of robotic, PLC and automation control systems.
ELECT 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

A.S. Electrical Technology, CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate 

The Associate Degree Electrical Technology, CISCO Certified Network Installation will prepare students for entry-level employment in the networking installation and troubleshooting industry.  This includes industries that implement internet protocol for factory automation and residential automation control systems.  Upon completion the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair CISCO networking equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  •  Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of CISCO related network infrastructure.
ELECT 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00
CISCO 250 Communications Cabling Installation Material Fee:  $30.00

A.S. Electrical Technology, General Industrial Electrician 

The Associate Degree in Electrical Technology, General Industrial Electrician will prepare students for entry-level employment in the electrical maintenance and troubleshooting industry. Upon completion the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems in a safe and workmanlike manner.  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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical systems.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

A.S. Electrical Technology, NETA High Voltage Test Technician 

The Associate of Science in NETA High Voltage Test Technician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the high voltage testing and certification industry. NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) is a group of member companies that specialize in the testing and certification of high voltage power distribution equipment. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the NETA High Voltage Test Technician Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to test, maintain, and repair high voltage electrical systems in a safe and workmanlike manner.   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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful maintenance and troubleshooting of high voltage electrical switchgear, over-current protection and power distribution systems.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

A.S. Electrical Technology, Solar Installation and Maintenance 

The Associate Degree in Solar Installation and Maintenance will prepare students for entry-level employment in the solar electrical industry.   Upon completion the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair solar electrical equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner.  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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Analyze various types of solar power generation systems and demonstrate the ability to properly size systems to meet demand.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

A.S. Electrical Technology, Traffic Signal Technician 

The Associate of Science in Electrical Technology, Traffic Signal Technician will prepare students for entry-level employment in the traffic signal maintenance and troubleshooting industry.  Most of this work is done by technicians employed by cities where the traffic signal systems are located. Upon completion the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair traffic signal systems in a safe and workmanlike manner.  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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Traffic Signal systems.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

Certificate of Achievement Electrical Technology, Automation Technician 

The Electrical Technology, Automation Technician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the automation systems maintenance and troubleshooting industry.  This includes work in Advanced Manufacturing Facilities and companies that use underwater robots.  The techniques used in both industries are similar and there is significant crossover between the two. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the Automation Technician Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair automation systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of robotic, PLC and automation control systems.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

Certificate of Achievement Electrical Technology, CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate 

The Electrical Technology, CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the networking installation and troubleshooting industry.  This includes industries that implement internet protocol for factory automation and residential automation control systems.  Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair CISCO networking equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of CISCO related network infrastructure.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00.
CISCO 250 Communications Cabling Installation Material Fee:  $30.00 

Certificate of Achievement Electrical Technology, General Industrial Electrician 

The Electrical Technology, General Industrial Electrician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the electrical maintenance and troubleshooting industry. Upon completion the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 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.

Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

Certificate of Achievement Electrical Technology, NETA High Voltage Test Technician 

The Electrical Technology, NETA High Voltage Test Technician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the high voltage testing and certification industry. NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) is a group of member companies that specialize in the testing and certification of high voltage power distribution equipment. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the NETA High Voltage Test Technician Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to test, maintain, and repair high voltage electrical systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful maintenance and troubleshooting of high voltage electrical switchgear, over-current protection and power distribution systems.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

Certificate of Achievement Electrical Technology, Solar Installation and Maintenance 

The Certificate of Achievement in Solar Installation and Maintenance will prepare students for entry-level employment in the solar electrical industry.   Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the Solar Installation and Maintenance Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair solar electrical equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Analyze various types of solar power generation systems and demonstrate the ability to properly size systems to meet demand.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

Certificate of Achievement Electrical Technology, Traffic Signal Technician 

The Electrical Technology, Traffic Signal Technician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the traffic signal maintenance and troubleshooting industry.  Most of this work is done by technicians employed by cities where the traffic signal systems are located. Upon completion the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair traffic signal systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Traffic Signal systems.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

Certificate of Achievement Automation Technician 

The Automation Technician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the automation systems maintenance and troubleshooting industry.  This includes work in Advanced Manufacturing Facilities and companies that use underwater robots.  The techniques used in both industries are similar and there is significant crossover between the two. Upon completion, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair automation systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of robotic, PLC and automation control systems.

Certificate of Achievement CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate 

The CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the networking installation and troubleshooting industry.  This includes industries that implement internet protocol for factory automation and residential automation control systems.  Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair CISCO networking equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of CISCO related network infrastructure.

Certificate of Achievement Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation 

The Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry into union electrical apprenticeship programs.  Emphasis is placed on successful electrical calculations, safety and the ability to document testing procedures. This is a stand-alone Certification of Achievement and is not part of the Certificates of Achievement required for the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement. 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.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate the ability to solve basic electrical calculations and communicate results in detailed summary reports.
Elect 253 OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Material Fee:  $8.00 

Certificate of Achievement General Industrial Electrician 

The General Industrial Electrician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the electrical maintenance and troubleshooting industry. Upon completion the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems in a safe and workmanlike manner.  

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical systems.

Certificate of Achievement NETA High Voltage Test Technician 

The NETA High Voltage Test Technician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the high voltage testing and certification industry. NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) is a group of member companies that specialize in the testing and certification of high voltage power distribution equipment. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the NETA High Voltage Test Technician Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to test, maintain, and repair high voltage electrical systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful maintenance and troubleshooting of high voltage electrical switchgear, over-current protection and power distribution systems.

Certificate of Achievement Solar Installation and Maintenance 

The Certificate of Achievement in Solar Installation and Maintenance will prepare students for entry-level employment in the solar electrical industry.   Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the Solar Installation and Maintenance Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair solar electrical equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Analyze various types of solar power generation systems and demonstrate the ability to properly size systems to meet demand.

Certificate of Achievement Traffic Signal Technician 

The Traffic Signal Technician Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for entry-level employment in the traffic signal maintenance and troubleshooting industry.  Most of this work is done by technicians employed by cities where the traffic signal systems are located. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement and the Traffic Signal Technician Certificate of Achievement, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair traffic signal systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. 

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Develop procedures for the successful installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Traffic Signal systems.

Course Sequence


 

Course offerings

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)

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

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer

CISCO 250
Communications Cabling Installation

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CISCO 251
Introduction to Networking

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CISCO 252
Routing and Switching Essentials

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CISCO 253
Scaling Network

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CISCO 254
Connecting Networks

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ELECT 202
Electrical Math

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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
Electrical code, Solar

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ELECT 250
Electrical Code – Industrial

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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 284
Traffic Signal Controllers & Digital Systems

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ELECT 285
Traffic Signal Inspection and Safety

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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 400
Electrical Certification Exam Prep

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