What courses will I take?

Power and Trades Pathways courses will enable you to develop skills across the electrical trades. Your individual course plan may vary, depending on your career goals and requirements.

Certificate programs require a total of 24 credit hours among the following courses. The certificates can be completed in one year.

What if I'm not sure which career pathway to choose?

If you don't know which energy career most interests you, start by completing the Core Certificate. This Certificate ensures you are meeting your required coursework while you explore specific career options. After completing the Certificate, you will be able to pursue any of the available energy career paths.

Power and Trades Pathways Core Certificate

  1. Energy Industry Fundamentals
  2. Hand and Power Tools
  3. Construction Blueprint Reading
  4. Energy Technology Project Management
  5. Strength Training and Physical Conditioning
  6. Industrial Safety Awareness with First Aid
  7. Industrial Applications of Basic Mathematical Principles
  8. Electricity (choose one)
    • Basic electricity
    • AC and DC electricity

Individual career paths

If you know which of the energy careers you wish to pursue, select your best fit from the career-focused pathways below. Most of the pathways build on the Core Certificate, above.

Power and Trades Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship: Assistant Substation Operator and Electrical Maintenance Journeyman

Catalog Program Info

You must take the Core Certificate classes, plus:

  • Substation Operation and Maintenance
  • High Voltage Power Distribution or Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission

Power and Trades Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship: Electrical Field Service Representative

Catalog Program Info

You must take the Core Certificate classes, plus:

  • Customer Service
  • Electric Field Service Metering
  • High Voltage Power Distribution or Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission

Power and Trades Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship: Natural Gas Distribution and Maintenance

Catalog Program Info

You must take the Core Certificate classes, plus:

  • Customer Service
  • Natural Gas Distribution and Maintenance
  • Heating Technology

Power and Trades Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship: Construction

Catalog Program Info

  • Construction Systems 1
  • Construction Systems 2
  • Construction Estimating
  • Energy Industry Fundamentals
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Construction Blueprint Reading
  • Industrial Safety Awareness with First Aid

Power and Trades Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship: Overhead Lineman

Catalog Program Info

You must take the Core Certificate classes, plus:

  • Substation Operation and Maintenance
  • High Voltage Power Distribution or Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission
  • Overhead Distribution

Power Equipment Relay Testing (PERT) Certification

The Power Equipment Relay Testing (PERT) certification is a 65-hour engineering technology associate degree program that has different course requirements. It is typically completed in two years.

For more information, or to enroll:

Cassandra Myers
cmyers17@hfcc.edu

Chad Richert
crichert@hfcc.edu