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.

For further information, contact Alan Ross at