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California State Electrician Courses: An Overviewof CSULB Courses

If you are serious about being an electrician, then you should be just as serious about California electrician courses. These courses offer more than electrician training. Instead, they give you the necessary knowledge and skills to master the profession. In the world of electricity, this is important. This is not just a green job after all. It is a profession. With it comes the dedication to help the lives of people and ensure their safety. You can only do that if you are properly trained in this area. Fortunately, electrician courses can help you do that.

How to choose an electrician program at California Stateelectrian-certification

Selecting your program from the list of CSULB electrician courses will require some planning.

A brief look at the list will look to reveal the different electrician courses that you can apply for.  Let me take you by the hand and help you in your selection. Ready? Great. Let’s get started.

Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree

If you are planning to take electrician courses, then you are probably thinking on when you should take it.

Some students take the course when they are still in their electrician college. This is a bachelor’s degree. They do this because bachelor degrees offer in-depth courses in electrical-related fields. Take electrical engineering for example. It is a 5-year course that discusses the topic in an in-depth manner. In the course of those 5 years, you will eventually learn not only the basic formulas associated with handling electricity but you will also learn the skills necessary to become an electrician.

On the other hand, some students take an electrician course when they are finished with their degree. This is the associate’s degree. It is a 2-year course that touches on the knowledge and skills that you have to learn as an electrician. Although this is shorter than the bachelor version, it still covers all the topics, just not in such great depth.

A lot of students usually resort to the associates course because they are undecided on a career path until they reach graduation. But whatever their reasons are, an associate’s degree gives them a chance to be an electrician.

So what type of course should you take? Take a bachelor’s degree if you are just about to enter college and take an associate’s degree if you are done with college. Simple, right?

Online or Offline electrician courses?

Another thing that you have to consider when selecting some electrician courses is how you will take the course. Do you want to learn your course at an electrician school or do you want to do it while at home? With the power of technology, you now have the freedom to choose. If you lead a busy life and do not have the time to attend a training school, then you can learn the trade through the Internet. In fact, there are so many online electrician courses available.

If you are wondering if these online electrician courses are good, I can say that they are but they are not for everyone.

electrical-certificationAfter all, CSULB online electrician courses are just an alternative for those people who are too old to be studying at school or for those people who do not have the time to attend school. With the economic depression, a lot of people have lost their jobs. While returning to school has been a common option for everyone, a lot of them still look for an alternative. That is where online electrician courses come in. It allows them to learn about the art of electricity without going back to school.

But if youth is on your side, try the training school option, in my opinion, and I speak from much experience, taking electrician courses offline is still far superior. And it is not because the information in online courses are lacking. It is because it lacks the presence of an instructor. Again in my opinion, a person can learn better if they are guided by someone who has already gained the experience within the industry.

The choice however is yours not mine,  do what is right for you.

Selecting The Right Electrician Course

The third thing that you have to decide on is the actual course. There are different programs or electrician courses in schools. One of the most popular ones is the CSULB  electrical engineering course. In this course, you will get to study the computation of electrical units and the actual execution of procedures. A good electrical engineering course will actually show you the ropes when it comes to connecting wiring systems and the likes. It also aids in installing electrical systems in the construction of buildings. It is a rather interesting field if you are more interested in doing the actual electrical work on construction sites.

On the other hand, if you are more interested in technology or computers, then the computer engineering, electronics and communications engineering and information technology courses may seem more attractive to you. Although it does not deal with wiring systems, it still entails technical work in electrical or electronic devices. It simply focuses on a different area.

Now if you are planning to be an electrician and become a business owner, then you should also look into business and management courses. This will teach you how to target a specific market when it comes to selling your services. You can take this as a supplemental course or an associate’s course to your college degree. Again, the choice is up to you for it will be based on your interest and skill set.

california electrical-trainingMoving Forward

Once you have selected from the so many electrician courses, it is time to prepare for your certification. You can do that by first applying for electrical apprenticeship then moving forward to some certification training. Just make sure that you have the requirements and choose the right apprenticeship. Just make sure to keep that diploma at hand when you apply to be an electrical apprentice.

After your apprenticeship, you should now focus on getting some green electrician jobs. Being an electrical engineer may be a good option for you.

As you can see, taking electrician courses open lots of doors for you in the electrical world. So take the time right now to select a course that resonates with your interests and desires. Who knows?  Electrician courses might just be your calling.


Amy P'Pool is currently a student at California State University at Long Beach. Studying journalism, aspiring to be a professional writer someday. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, jogging thru the parks and along the beaches of California, some consider her to be true....

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