The Electrical Technology program equips students with the skills necessary for working in a rapidly changing electrical and solar technological field. Learn how to design and troubleshoot residential, commercial and solar wiring systems.

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The Electrical Technology program provides for application of theory using hands-on learning environments. Transfer level mathematics will be employed. Irvine Valley College is a state-approved provider (Approved School Number 125) of Electrician Training under Assembly Bill 1087; this allows students to immediately apply for electrical trainee in California and receive the Electrician-in-Training Card.

Potential Careers include: Apprentice Electrician Trainee, Apprentice Maintenance Technician, Residential Electrician Trainee, Solar PV Technician Trainee, Solar PV Installer Trainee, Solar PV Contractor.

Program Length

2 or 3 semesters.

Transfer Options

For the course ELEC 21 - Introduction to Renewable Energy, IVC has a transfer agreement with all universities in the CSU and UC systems.

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Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ELEC 201Residential Wiring4
ET 92Basic Electric Circuits I4
ELEC 200AOSHA 10 (Fall Only)1
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ELEC 203Commercial and Industrial Wiring4
ET 104Basic Electric Circuits II4
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ELEC 201Residential Wiring4
ELEC 21Introduction to Renewable Energy (Fall Only)3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ELEC 200OSHA Standards for Construction Safety (Spring Only)3
ELEC 211Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaic Systems (Spring Only)4
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
ELEC 212Advanced Solar Photovoltaics (Fall Only)3
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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