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San Joaquin Valley College

About San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College - Training today for a better tomorrow.

Better opportunities and increased financial stability could be just around the corner. Get the skills needed in today's competitive job market with accelerated programs in medical, technical, and business fields.

Founded in 1977, SJVC is a private junior college with campuses located throughout California - including an Online division - offering a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on training to meet your needs.

Electrical Technology

Program Highlights

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. Once a student has completed the program, he or she is prepared to sit for the California General Electrician’s Certification Exam. Graduates from this program will need to work additional hours in the field before receiving an electrician certification per the DIR (Link:https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ecu/EleCat.html#1).

Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, graduates will have the equivalent of a four -year experienced electrician in technical understanding, troubleshooting, electrical terminology, and math as it relates to electrical, which helps prepare students for the Journeyman’s test.


  • Electrical conduit bending
  • Electric circuitry and residential, commercial, and industrial wiring
  • Electrical blueprint reading
  • OSHA Standards for the construction industry
  • PLC and motor controls

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

For more information about the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Associate’s Degree or Certificate.


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. https://www.wscuc.org/

The WSCUC is an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.


Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Visit consumerinfo.sjvc.edu for important information on program outcomes.

Campus Locations

Bakersfield, CA

201 New Stine Road



Fresno, CA – Trades Education Center

4985 East Andersen Avenue



Hesperia, CA

9331 Mariposa Road



Ontario, CA

4580 Ontario Mills Parkway



Temecula, CA

27270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103




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