The Industrial Electrical Technology programs provide a broad working base from which to handle the many facets of industrial electricity as it relates to light and heavy industry, construction, and utility companies that provide electrical power. The programs meet the needs of those entering the trade for the first time, and allow those already in the trade to improve their understanding of the craft.
The Industrial Electrical Technology department at Chaffey College offers three programs:
Each program is designed to provide students with the skills needed to master current technology and gain employment in industry. Programs are divided into levels or "building blocks," allowing each student to meet their specific career goals. A certificate is awarded at each level. Associate of Science Degrees are awarded for each program. Credit may be earned for Internship Work Experience and is strongly recommended for all three programs.
The Electricity laboratory is about 1,400 square feet with workbenches around the perimeter and tables in the center. The lab is equipped with computers and software to simulate "rea lworld" problems that allow students to develop the trouble-shooting skills needed for employment in industry. The lab is also equipped with interactive, industrial quality trainers that allow students to gain skills and knowledge in specific technologies.