Electrician Certificate Programs in San Bernardino

The San Bernardino area has at least three schools that offer electrician certificate programs. Learn about the certificate programs, admission info and program requirements for these three schools to make an informed education decision.

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Comparison of Schools in the San Bernardino Area with Electrician Certificate Programs

There are a few schools with electrician certificate programs in the San Bernardino area. The closest school to downtown San Bernardino is San Bernardino Valley College. This school also happens to offer the lowest tuition rate out of the three schools profiled. Irvine Valley College provides an array of learning and academic development resources for aspiring electricians; however, it also happens to be a ways from downtown San Bernardino. Palomar College offers an apprenticeship program for electricians at its Riverside/San Bernardino Training Center.

San Bernardino Valley College Irvine Valley College Palomar College
Programs Offered General Electrician Certificate Electrician Certification Training Electrician Apprenticeship Program
Related Programs Offered Associate of Science in Electronics Technology Electronic Technology Certificate of Achievement,
Associate of Science in Electronic Technology
N/A
School Type Two-year; public Two-year; public Two-year; public
Total Enrollment (2011) 12,380* 13,254* 25,427*
Campus Setting Midsize city Midsize city Small city
Tuition & Fees (2011-2012) $795 in-state; $5,450 out-of-state* $1,137 in-state; $6,934 out-of-state* $1,052 in-state; $5,084 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2010-2011) 83%* 35%* 49%*
Acceptance Rate N/A - open admissions N/A - open admissions N/A - open admissions
Retention Rate (2011) 63% of full-time students; 46% of part-time students* 75% of full-time students; 42% of part-time students* 66% of full-time students; 42% of part-time students*
Graduation Rate (2011) 12% (10% transfer-out rate)* 38% (15% transfer-out rate)* 26% (13% transfer-out rate)*
Relevant Resources Academic counselors specifically designated for students in math, science, engineering and technology Residential wiring lab N/A
Noteworthy N/A Holds one of the highest transfer rates among California community colleges Students can get paid for their work
Distance from Downtown 2.8 mi. (8 min.) 51.6 mi. (56 min.) 3.9 mi (10 min.)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.


Programs at San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino Valley College offers a general electrician certificate program that requires the completion of 46 credits.

General Electrician Certificate

This electrician certificate program prepares students to sit for the California State General Electrician Certification exam. The courses in the program also meet the recertification requirements that must be met every three years for electricians to remain certified. Students take courses in industrial electricity, solid state circuit analysis, semiconductors and digital logic design. The program also includes some courses that don't directly involve electrical concepts, such as first aid and CPR as well as community relations.

Programs at Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College's (IVC) electronic technology division focuses on equipping students with the professional skills necessary for repairing technological equipment in fields like medicine, communication, computing, entertainment and automotives.

Electrician Certification Training

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers as electricians and/or further education at the associate's or bachelor's degree levels. Courses are particularly suited for transferring to the two California State University campuses that are near IVC. Courses are taught in the evening, and students are allowed to choose between regular and fast-track curricula. Courses cover microprocessors, microcontrollers, electric circuits and residential wiring.

Programs at Palomar College

Although the Palomar College main campus is quite a ways from San Bernardino, it has a training center located only a few miles from downtown San Bernardino. This school offers an apprenticeship program for aspiring electricians.

Electrician Apprenticeship Program

This program takes five years to complete, and graduates become Journeyman Electricians. Incoming students must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent award. Students are paid while they learn and can receive scheduled increases as they become competent electricians. Students attend classes for a minimum of six hours each week. Students who complete the program end up with at least 8,000 hours of work experience.

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      • Undergraduate: Associate
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      • Non-Degree: Coursework
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