Electrical Power Systems at College of San Mateo - Overview
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New training program for jobs in the:
  • Utility industry
  • Alternative energy companies (e.g. solar, wind, etc.)
  • Petroleum industry
  • Transportation industry
  • Food processing industry
  • Manufacturing industry
The Electrical Power Systems Certificate is a three-semester training program that is right for you if you are interested in:
  • Expanding your career options and opportunities for advancement in the utility industry or in major public transportation operations
  • Gaining experience in the field of electronics and power systems
  • Preparing for high level technician skills in the petroleum, food processing and other manufacturing industries
College of San Mateo joined with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD), and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to develop the curriculum in the EPS program. The intent of this certificate is to prepare students for work in a variety of industries that require knowledge of electronics and skills in the calibration of highly sensitive equipment/instrumentation. The curriculum in the certificate program is also intended to position students to pass employment tests and interviews for high wage/high demand jobs. This certificate is designated an approved Power Pathways program under the PG&E umbrella of Power Pathways training programs in California.

Technical jobs available in the utility industry include:
  • Electrical technician
  • Instrument and control technician
  • Apprentice system operator
  • Electrical workers I, II, and III
  • Maintenance technician
Program and enrollment information: