Electrician Schools in San Diego, CA

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Electricians have an important role in almost every industry. Businesses need electricity to power their communication devices, equipment, and lighting, and other necessities. The same applies to residential consumers who depend on a consistent power supply to operate appliances, devices, and lighting. Electricians help commercial, industrial, and residential consumers maintain a safe and consistent power supply to meet their day-to-day needs. There will always be a need for electricians, and that need is expected to escalate as more electricians approach retirement with no one to replace them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for electricians is 9%. A rate that is much faster than the average for all professions. The industry is expected to add over 66,100 jobs by 2030. The published median wage for electricians is $56,900 per year – or $27.36 per hour.

Electrical Training Institute

The Inside Wireman program at Electrical Training Institute is offered as an apprenticeship program. Students will learn how to install conduit, electrical wiring, fixtures, and electrical devices in commercial buildings and industrial settings. The program is approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the State of California and the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship. Each student will complete at least 8000 hours of on-the-job training in the electrical construction industry and supervised by a Journeyman Wireman Electrician. Students will also attend 1,020 hours of classroom instruction. Graduates will be prepared to become Journeyman Inside Wireman. Classes meet two nights a week – one night for lecture and one night for hands-on application of the skills learned. The program is accredited through Palomar Community College, so gradates will receive a Certificate of Achievement – Electrician.

Program overview:
Inside Wireman (Electrical) Apprenticeship Program
Duration: 5 years

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Must show evidence of completing one full credit of high school algebra with a passing grade
  • Submit official sealed transcript for high school and post-secondary education

Program cost:
The apprenticeship program is free.

Website: https://etiedusandiego.org/
Address: 4675 Viewridge Avenue, San Diego, CA  92123.
Phone: (858) 569-6633

San Diego City College

The electricity program at San Diego City College provides knowledge and hands-on learning options for students to develop the skills that will make them successful in the electrical trades. Students will learn how to install, maintain, and troubleshoot electrical systems including residential, commercial, and industrial systems. They will learn how to practice within the guidelines of the National Electrical Code. Areas of study include basic electrical theory, advanced electrical theory, installation and maintenance of industrial equipment, electrical codes and blueprints, motor controls, electrical safety, and application NEC to residential and commercial installations. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Achievement. An option to complete additional courses to earn an Associate of Science degree is also available. They will have knowledge of electrical codes and blueprints, understand safety in the electrical field, evaluate electrical wiring diagrams in relation to implementation, understand generators and motors, and be prepared to take the State of California electrician certification exam. Elective courses may be taken to learn additional areas in the field and satisfy the requirements for recertification in California.

Program overview:
Electricity Program
Duration: 12 months

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Must have a current state ID and social security card
  • Must be admitted to San Diego City College
  • Complete the prerequisite courses with a grade C or better

Program cost:
Tuition costs $46 per unit for California residents. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Website: https://www.sdcity.edu/
Address: 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101-4787
Phone: (619) 388-3400

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San Diego College of Continuing Education

The construction electrician program at San Diego College of Continuing Education includes classroom and shop experience in the layout, assembly, installing, testing, and maintenance of electrical fixture, apparatus, and wiring used in electrical systems. Course topics include switch boards and sub-panels, blue print reading, reduced neutral calculations, wire mold and plumb-mold, branch circuit wiring of motors, commercial wiring, industrial wiring, overload protection, short circuit protection, control circuits, EC&M code, and wiring motor starters. Students will also learn how to read, interpret, and wire, based on electrical codes. Graduates will be able to rough and finish trim wiring simple houses, read branch circuits, blueprint, and practice as an accomplished house wireman. Classes meet 5 hours per week.

Program overview:
Construction Electrician Program
Duration: 18 weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Must have a current state ID and social security card
  • Must register for the program

Program cost:
Tuition is free. Students must purchase supplies including manilla, rigid pipe, EMT, wire, connectors, bushing, terminations, washers, motor controls, switches, NEMA plugs and other supplies.

Website: https://sdcce.edu/
Address: 4343 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92113-1915
Phone: 619-388-4956

Summit College

The Summit College Electrician program provides students with hands-on training and skills to start a career as a professional electrician. The program covers 720 clock hours or 55 credit hours. Students will spend 380 hours in the classroom and 340 hours in the lab. Homework will require an additional 98 hours. Course modules include Electrical Theory, Measuring for Electricians, National Electrical Code Application, Electrical Circuits, AC Machines and Motors, Low Voltage, Green Electricity, Residential Installation, and Commercial Installation. Some courses will be delivered via online/distance learning. Summit College offers experienced instructors, professional development courses, one-on-one instruction, job placement assistance, and real-world experience. Flexible day and evening schedules are offered for students’ convenience.

Program overview:
Electrician Program
Duration: 9 months

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Submit official transcripts of high school and college courses
  • Must have a current state ID and social security card
  • Apply for admission to Summit College
  • Meet with an Admissions Representative

Program cost:
The program cost of $17,495 includes registration, tuition, insurance, textbooks, uniform, and equipment.

Website: https://summitcollege.edu/
Address: 411 N Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (855) 970-4151

UEI College

UEI College provides Electrician Technician students with the knowledge and skills to work as an entry-level electrician. The industry-recognized curriculum includes career-focused courses that are hands-on and designed to meet develop the skills that employers expect from their technicians. Students will learn techniques, how to solve complex problems, and how to use common and not so common tools used by professionals in the industry. they will benefit from extensive hands-on activities through simulations on the wiring mock stations. Real-world experiences will be facilitated as students work under a supervisor according to the Department of Apprenticeship Standards Regulations. The program consists of 9 modules – each module is 80 hours. Course modules are Basic Safety, Introduction to Electrical Theory, Flexible Cables/Conduit Bending and Raceways, Residential Applications, Commercial Applications, Low Voltage Applications, Motor and Industrial Motor Controls, Programmable Logic Controls, and Solar Electric Applications. Some of the courses may be delivered online. Graduates will receive an Electrician Technician Diploma. Job placement assistance is available for all graduates.

Program overview:
Electrician Technician Diploma
Duration: 36 weeks
Clock hours: 720
Semester Units: 31.5

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED
  • Applicants 18 years or older who are not high school graduates may apply as Ability to Benefit students
  • Must have a current state ID and social security card
  • Apply for admission to UEI College
  • Meet with an Admissions Representative

Program cost:
The program cost of $19,900 includes tuition, books, supplies, and uniforms.

Website: https://www.uei.edu/
Address: 1261 3rd Ave a, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: (619) 739-4643

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