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Fundamentals of Commercial and Residential Electrical Certificate (09402.CE)

School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology

The Electronics Department at Merced College is offering cross disciplinary curricula that prepare students for rewarding entry-level technician positions in various high-tech fields as Electronics, Electrical, Computer Networking and Industrial Electronics, and Instrumentation and Process Control.

These programs introduce students to electrical and electronics tools, components, circuits, energy sources, analog and digital integrated devices that can be found in complex technical equipment. Hands-on laboratory exercises are designed to develop real-world practical skills in using modern test equipment for troubleshooting circuits and repairing various industrial computerized systems and networks, specific to each area of study.

The Certificate in the Commercial and Residential Electrical program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the electrical building trade. These include use of tools, installation of circuitry, equipment, and special service systems, reading blueprints, and a basic understanding of electronics and electronic devices, Installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems in buildings, including residential, commercial, and electrical-distribution panels.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Demonstrate ability to understand requirements of the National Electrical Code in wiring installations.

B. Evaluate electrical components.

C. Identify proper electrical safety equipment.

D. Calculate electrical circuit loads.

Visit the Program Mapper for more information on when to take classes and career information.

Program Requirements:

Program Core: (12 Units)


ELCT-30 Exploring the World of Electricity and Electronics


ELCT-53A Solar Installer Course


ELCT-60 Commercial/Residential Electrical Design


ELCT-61 Introduction to Commercial/Residential Electrical Techniques


Total: (12 Units)

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Contact Information


Bryan Tassey


(209) 384-6250

School Office

AGIT Office


(209) 381-6478

Electronics Program Website