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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.

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.
 

Requirements

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

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: REGISTER ON THE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Take your student ID number and password to register on the Learning Management System. Go to https://lms.lbcc.edu and login at least once in preparation for the Electrical Orientation session.

Step 4: sign up & Attend an Electrical Technology Orientation

Students interested in the Electrical Technology program are required to complete the Electrical Orientation prior to registering for any classes.

Electrical orientation is set up to introduce future electrical technology students to many facets of our program.  During the orientation 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 should bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts so that you can substitute that class for ELECT 202 and possibly ELECT 225.


If you miss the Electrical Technology Orientation

Immediately sign up for ELECT 202 and ELECT 253, which will get you started. Then sign up for and attend an Electrical Orientation.  If you need to make adjustments, we can do it at the orientation.  

Step 5: 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 6: 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

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Electrical Technology Program.

Electrical Technology

REQUIRED COURSES – Electrical Technology (AS + Cert.)
 

Associate in science degree (AS), Electrical Technology

Plan Code:  2920 – 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) PROGRAMS OF STUDY 140 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.

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 achievement, Electrical Technology

Plan Code:  3920 – 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 achievement, Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation

Plan Code:  3954 – 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.

Certificate of Accomplishment, network cabling specialist

Plan Code: 4089 – 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 a 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 inf rastructure.

Certificate of Accomplishment, CISCO Certified Network Associate

Plan Code: 4091 – Students earning this CISCO award have demonstrated knowledge and skills required to pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam, and are ready for immediate employment as a network administrator of Cisco switches, routers, and wireless access points.


Certificate of Accomplishment, Traffic Signal Systems 1

Plan Code: 4029 – 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 Photovoltaics Installation and Design

Plan Code: 4920 – Students earning this Solar Photovoltaics 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 solar photovoltaic electrical system, and safely fine-tune system for optimal performance.

Electrical Technology, Automation Technician

REQUIRED COURSES – Automation Technician (AS + Cert.)
 

Associate in Science degree (AS), Electrical Technology – Automation Technician 

Plan Code:  2991 – 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 

Certificate of Achievement, Electrical Technology – Automation Technician 

Plan Code: 3991 – 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, Automation Technician 

Plan Code: 3931 – 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.

Electrical Technology, CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate

REQUIRED COURSES – CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate (AS + Cert.)
 

Associate in Science degree (AS), Electrical Technology – CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate 

Plan Code: 2992 – 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

Certificate of Achievement, Electrical Technology – CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate 

Plan Code: 3992 – 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, CISCO Certified Network Installation Associate 

Plan Code: 3932 – 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.

Electrical Technology, General Industrial electrician

REQUIRED COURSES – General Industrial Electrician (AS + Cert.)
 

Associate in Science degree (AS), Electrical Technology – General Industrial Electrician 

Plan Code: 2993 – 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 

Certificate of Achievement, Electrical Technology – General Industrial Electrician 

Plan Code: 3993 – 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, General Industrial Electrician 

Plan Code: 3933 – 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.

Electrical Technology, Neta High Voltage Test Technician

REQUIRED COURSES – NETA High Voltage Test Technician (AS + Cert.)
 

Associate in Science degree (AS), Electrical Technology – NETA High Voltage Test Technician 

Plan Code: 2995 – 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 

Certificate of Achievement, Electrical Technology – NETA High Voltage Test Technician 

Plan Code: 3995 – 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, NETA High Voltage Test Technician 

Plan Code: 3935 – 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.

Electrical Technology, solar installation & Maintenance

REQUIRED COURSES – Solar Installation & Maintenance (AS + Cert.)
 

Associate in Science degree (AS), Electrical Technology – Solar Installation and Maintenance 

Plan Code: 2994 – 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

Certificate of Achievement, Solar Installation and Maintenance 

Plan Code: 3934 – 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.

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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