Long Beach City College and NETA Collaborate to Offer Unique Electrical Technician Training Program

New and renovated buildings will house this debuting program based on NETA’s Electrical Power Testing Technician curriculum

Portage, Michigan, UNITED STATES

PORTAGE, Mich., Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Students at Long Beach City College (LBCC) will now have the opportunity to take part in a brand-new electrical technician program through a partnership with NETA — the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.

During a dedication ceremony on October 4, 2017, Ann-Marie Gabel, LBCC Vice President of Administrative Services, said the launch of this program makes LBCC the first academic institution with curriculum developed in partnership with NETA. “This partnership is a very big deal for us,” Gabel says. “We work closely with industry partners to make sure we are preparing our students to enter into their career of choice.” 

Bob Sheppard, Vice President of Business Development at Intellirent (a NETA Corporate Alliance Partner), calls the program an exciting milestone for NETA and the school. “We have been working on this program for six years. We are very excited to see it come to life,” he says.

“This program is unique in the world of electrical test technician education and will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the electrical testing industry,” Sheppard says.

LBCC’s new QQ building and the renovated RR building will house the Electrical Technology Program as well as the new High Voltage Technician Program based on the NETA Electrical Power Testing Technician (EPTT) curriculum. EPTT includes a series of courses designed to provide graduates with a strong grasp of the educational requirements specified for a Level 2 NETA Test Technician per the ANSI/NETA ETT, Standard for Certification of Electrical Testing Technicians.

The new program will be offered as a post-secondary adult education program, designed for individuals interested in a career in the power systems industry or for electrical testing technicians seeking advancement. Successful participants will graduate with a certificate of completion or continue with additional credits to earn an Associate Degree. By the end of the course, graduates will have completed OSHA 30 training and numerous hours of electrical safety training, and achieved first aid and CPR certifications.

NETA and LBCC are excited about the debut of this program and look forward to congratulating its first graduates in 2019.

NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developing Organization that creates and maintains standards for electrical maintenance and acceptance testing for electrical power equipment and systems, as well as a standard that addresses the certification of electrical testing technicians. NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies comprised of visionaries committed to advancing the industry standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety.

Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students each semester. The education program’s primary purpose is to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, entry into work or career development, and to support businesses in economic development. Long Beach City College serves the California cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon. Long Beach City College promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities.


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