Power and Trades Pathways Core Certificate of Achievement (Certificate of Achievement, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement

Program Description


Covers the fundamental skills needed for entry-level employment or entry into a pre-apprenticeship skilled trade program in energy technology, electrical systems or construction technology. Built on stackable credentials, this certificate enables students to choose from a number of different career paths in these areas.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Solve work related problems using math skills.
  2. Communicate ideas and information effectively (both written and orally).
  3. Identify electrical circuits, components, and symbols.
  4. Demonstrate application of mechanical power transfer though hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems.
  5. Identify multiple job-related environmental, safety, and ergonomic applied principles.
  6. Utilize digital literacy.
Career Opportunities
  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Masonry
  • Millwright
  • Plumber/pipefitter
  • Assistant substation operator
  • Electrical maintenance journeyman
  • Pert and cable tester
  • UG cable splicer
  • Electrical field service representative
  • Field service technician (I&2) apprentice

Occupational Exposure/Risk
  • Lifting over 50 lbs (back/knee/shoulder trauma associated with heights).
  • Falling from heights (over 10 feet).
  • Exposure to electric shock, live circuits, explosive gasses.

Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete the Center for Workforce Development's Energy Industry Fundamentals Exam as administered by a licensed institution.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2018 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.