Electronics & Electrical Technology
Cuesta College is an approved training provider as a general electrician certification training program. Students enrolled in an approved course may register with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards to be eligible to work as an electrician trainee and continue their employment if 150 classroom hours each year are completed until qualified for the certification exam. Students who complete all the mandatory courses are eligible to sit for the certification exam administered by the state of California. Passage of this exam in combination of specific work experience will complete the state electrician certification process.
There is additional paperwork required for the State Electrician Trainee Program. Please contact the Engineering Technology Department for more information at (805) 546-3264.
Nuclear Maintenance Technology Cuesta College, in partnership with PG&E, also offers a certificate of specialization in Nuclear Energy Systems, providing students an opportunity to become a trained nuclear energy technician in one year.
The two key goals of the 16-unit certificate are to develop a pool of trained nuclear energy technicians and provide a career pathway for students and technicians to gain employment at PG&E or any nuclear power plant in the country. This certificate will help to address the anticipated employment needs of the nuclear workforce nationwide, and at Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
Cuesta is also offering a $5,000 scholarship to eligible candidates within our Nuclear Maintenance Technology Program. The application deadline is Saturday, March 9th. See flyer for further details: Scholarship Opportunity.
Students are also encouraged to attend the upcoming Student Success Workshops on Monday, March 18th and Monday, March 25th which include a resume and job application training. See flyer for additional information: Student Success Workshops.