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Electrical TechnologyBuilding Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
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
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.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and RefrigerationBuilding Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
SJVC's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC or HVAC-R) program prepares students to work in the heating and cooling industry. Curriculum focuses on theories of heating, refrigeration and air conditioning. Students study the operation, maintenance and repair of residential and commercial equipment.
- Heating and cooling principles
- Electrical theories
- Diagnosing mechanical and electrical problems
- Proper installation, servicing and replacement techniques
- Credential and Professional Certification
Graduates can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 10 months, or an Associate of Science Degree in as few 14 months.
Graduates also have the opportunity to earn the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 certification. Fees associated with this examination are included in tuition for first-time test takers. Payment for retakes or subsequent exams are the responsibility of the graduate. Failure to sit for the exam does not constitute a refund or discount in tuition.
Aviation Maintenance TechnologyTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
San Joaquin Valley College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program prepares students with the skills and technical knowledge they need to perform maintenance on aircraft airframe (body) and powerplant (engine). In addition to classroom instruction, hands-on training in the hangar includes maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting, and repair of airframe and powerplant systems and components.
The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation."
- Aircraft engine and airframe repair
- Propeller & engine systems
- Basic electricity & electronics
- Turbine/jet engine systems
The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program focuses on preparing students to test for an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Credential and Professional Certifications
Students can earn a Certificate of Completion in as few as 17 months, or an Associate of Science degree in as few as 22 months. Graduates are prepared to test for an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Industrial Maintenance TechnologyTruck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
San Joaquin Valley College’s Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) program is designed to provide fundamental, hands-on training on industrial systems and equipment. Students will study and master the basic principles, applications, concepts and functions of hydraulic systems, bearing and seal types, and power transmission components.
- Programmable logic controllers
- Motor control devices and wiring
- Fluid power systems
- Valves, actuators and bearing applications
Employers are looking for individuals who can operate and maintain the equipment required for the operation of modern industrial facilities. Troubleshooting skills and the ability to communicate solutions are valuable assets to these organizations.
With SJVC’s hands-on approach to training, graduates are qualified to go right to work in a variety of commercial and manufacturing settings as a Maintenance Technician, Production Supervisor, Hydraulic Technician, Machine Operator and Plant Electrician.
On the job, you can expect to:
- Install & diagnose progammable logic controllers
- Install & maintain valves, actuators and bearings
- Operate & repair hydraulic and bearing systems
- Troubleshoot programmable logic controllers
Students can earn a Certificate of Completion in approximately 7 months, or an Associate of Science Degree in approximately 14 months.
San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Visit consumerinfo.sjvc.edu for important information on program outcomes.