SJVC’s Electrical Technology (ET) program is approved by the California Department of Industrial Relations. View approval (Link: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ECU/ListOfApprovedSchools.html). This program meets the standards set forth by the California Department of Industrial Relations towards the current California Electrician Certification Program.
Graduates are eligible to take the California General Electrician’s Certification Exam, administered by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). In order to be certified as a General Electrician in the State of California, pursuant to certification standards established by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, an applicant must pass a certification examination and complete 8000 hours of work for a C-10 electrical contractor installing, constructing or maintaining electrical systems covered by the National Electrical Code. For additional details, please visit: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ECU/ElectricalTrade.html. SJVC prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.
- Electrical conduit bending
- Electric circuitry and residential, commercial, and industrial wiring
- Electrical blueprint reading
- OSHA Standards for the construction industry
- PLC and motor controls
- Students can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 10 months, or an A.S. Degree in as few as 14 months.
- Graduates are eligible to take the California General Electrician’s Certification Exam administered by the California Department of Industrial Relations. SJVC pays for each student’s first-time examination fees.