From the DAS website: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ecu/ElectricalTrade.html
Legislation passed in 1999 requiring
electricians who work for a C-10 electrical contractor to be
by the state of California. Regulations from that
legislation were put
in place in 2002, setting deadlines for all categories of
Many of those deadlines have already passed.
To continue to work as an electrician
the deadline has passed, a person must be one of the
certified by having taken and passed the exam or an
apprentice in a
state approved program or an electrician trainee.
If a person wants to perform electrical
for a C-10 contractor and does not yet qualify to take the
certification exam because of lack of work experience or
instruction, can do so legally by registering as an
Why Enroll in an Electronics
Pierce College for Electrician Certification?
Disclaimer: The following is unofficial and any
here is only an attempt at explaining how and why an
program became a certified provider under the law.
Please go to
DAS website linked above for any and all official
has passed that requires persons to be certified
electricians. Even though the law was passed some time
apparently implementation of the law has been delayed
Now it seems that by January 2007, there will be no more
extensions. Realizing that thousands of electricians
affected by the law, and there was going to be a tremendous
"approved schools," in the San Fernando Valley, the Pierce
Electronics Program went through the extensive process of
"approved." One of the goals of the legislation is to
education of electricians.
So how does an electronics class meet the needs of
What we do NOT teach:
What we DO teach:
- We do not teach the electrical "code."
- We do not try to directly teach to pass an exam (the
- We do not teach electrical
techniques such as conduit bending, mechanical tools
pulling, cable splicing, etc.
What class should I begin
- Fundamental electrical theory called
electronics or electricity, its all the same. This
Law, voltage, current, resistance, series and parallel
magnetics, relays, solenoids, etc.
- Calculations using Ohm's law and the power equations
- Hands on laboratory use of digital multimeters,
supplies, computers, and in advanced courses, signal
- AC fundamentals including inductance, capacitance,
- And many more topics in
classes: Please see our Electronics
complete course outline of every class.
The beginning classes in our
and 4B (lab)
for course content and
links. Courses that are approved for electrician trainees
- Electronics 4A&4B Fundamentals of Electronics I
- Electronics 6A&6B Fundamentals of Electronics II
- Electronics 8A&8B Electron Devices
- Electronics 72A&72B Digital Circuits