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SCIT's electrician program teaches students various installation and maintenance techniques for residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems based on the national electrical code (NEC). Faculty members of the program bring to the classroom many years of real-world experience working with and installing various electrical devices used in jobsites. The program cements lecture topics through extensive projects utilizing advanced electrical, motor and PLC labs.
Program Length: 7 Months
Course Times: Morning & Evening Courses
Diploma Title: General Electrician
SCIT is a State of California approved (Approved School #145) provider of the whole general electrician curriculum through its general electrician program. The program provides electrical training for those wishing to register with the State of California as an Electrician Trainee. The curriculum involves extensive courses to develop the necessary skills for entry-level employment in the three major electrician sectors: Residential, Commercial and Industrial.
SCIT's general electrician program includes training courses structured around the curriculum standards adopted by the Electrician Certification Curriculum Committee. Core themes include Electric Fundamentals, Electrical training based on National Electrical Code (NEC) standards, Electric Motors, and PLC Programming. The courses teach students the knowledge and skills needed to install, repair, alter and maintain residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems.
Concepts discussed in lecture are applied through hands-on lab projects that utilize SCIT's lab facilities. Students work on both team-based and individual projects that simulate real-world jobsites. Lab projects taking place in the Electrical Wiring Lab, Motor Control Lab, and PLC Automation Lab provide students with core hands-on training to build skills needed for the electrician trade.
Graduates of the general electrician program may be able to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). Courses completed in the general electrician program are transferable to the Electrical Engineering program in SCIT's School of Engineering. A BSEE degree may reduce the amount of work experience that the State of California requires for those wanting to take the C-10 Electrical Contractor Licensing Test.
If you have a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, you may receive a maximum of 3 years credit toward the 4 years minimum experience required to become C-10 licensed.
Since Electrical Engineering courses are offered at night, the program allows students to work as an electrician during the day so that they may be earning experience hours while pursuing a degree.
Visit the California State Contractors License Board website for complete information regarding C-10 Licensing.