Trades and Industrial Programs
Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, students should be able to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment and systems in a safe, competent, and professional manner and are eligible to sit for the California General Electrician’s Certification Exam.
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What Will I Learn?
ELECTRICAL CONDUIT BENDING
ELECTRICAL BLUEPRINT READING
Electricians install, maintain, and repair components of the systems that provide electrical power in buildings and other structures. Electrical work also covers systems for communications and lighting as well as control systems in factories, commercial buildings, and residential buildings.1
Electricians must understand and follow local and state building codes that are based on the National Electrical Code, and they may work in buildings that are under construction, installing wiring and other equipment before it’s hidden behind walls.
Electricians who maintain equipment have to identify and repair equipment that is not working correctly. They may have to fix or replace parts of electrical equipment, ranging from a lighting fixture to a motor.1
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Students in our Electrical Technology program learn:
- Electrical Conduit Bending & Raceway Systems
- Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Wiring
- Technical Math and Electric Circuits
- Blueprint Reading & Safety for Electricians
- Programmable Logic Controllers/Industrial Electronics
Courses* taken by our Electrical Technology students include:
Electrical Conduit Bending & Raceway Systems
This course is a study of raceway materials common in the electrical industry, including proper applications and installation. Students will also calculate, lay out, and bend Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) and Rigid Metal Conduit (RMC) per industry and National Electrical Code standards. A grade of “C” or higher is required to pass this course.
This course covers the theory and application of electrical wiring systems utilized in commercial buildings inclusive of general wiring and raceway systems, lighting systems, low voltage systems, overcurrent and grounding protection, electrical distribution systems, and load calculations, all in adherence to the requirements of the National Electrical Code. A grade of “C” or higher is required to pass this course.
Programmable Logic Controllers/Industrial Electronics
This course presents basic concepts and applications of PLCs such as the PLC language, performing installation and diagnostic functions, using program tools, basic communications, and logic operations. The practical instruction of this course is performed with Allen Bradley equipment and RSLogix software, both of which are predominantly used within the manufacturing industry. A grade of “C” or better is required to earn credit for this course.
*Course listings are subject to change. Reference the SJVC College Catalog for the most current program information.
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Education is the most important investment you can make in your future. There is a financial plan available for everyone, including a broad range of financial assistance options. Visit SJVC’s Net Price Calculator to get personalized information on college costs and financial aid. Check out SJVC’s Academic Catalog to learn about program costs by campus and credential level. You also can talk to an Admissions Advisor to discuss the costs of your chosen program and schedule an appointment with an experienced financial aid officer. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
SJVC’s Electrical Technology program is available at the following campuses:
ACCREDITATION & APPROVALS
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510)748-9001.
The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5, – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (www.bppe.ca.gov).
Continuing Education for Graduates
SJVC’s Trades Studies program may be completed in 25 weeks. The program is designed for trades professionals who want to advance their career and who have earned a certificate of completion in Electrical Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration; or Maintenance Technician from an institution of higher learning accredited by an agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Trades Studies Associate of Science degree affords excellent opportunities for professional growth and development through instruction in general education coursework designed to produce the competencies of higher education that employers expect of college graduates.
Check out our guide on Electrical Technology
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