Industry Awareness Career Preparation Certificate

The Industry Awareness Career Preparation certificate is geared for those with no previous exposure to a skilled trade; construction or industrial trades, and/or manufacturing; do not feel prepared to enroll in college courses; and want to receive an introduction to both the electric power industry and pre-employment tests.


(non-college credit courses)

Orientation to the Electric Industry

  • This self-paced course will familiarize students with today's electrical industry. The course will begin looking at the history of the industry and at those who played major roles in its creation, development and structure. The course will familiarize students with the three sectors of the industry and the roles of each. Lastly the course will touch on deregulation, new technology and what the future appears to hold. (10 - 12 contact hour online course)

Renewable Energy Sources and the Smart Grid

  • This self-paced course examines electricity production from various forms of renewable energy, and provides a survey of the function, operation and vision of the smart grid. Renewable energy sources including solar, wind, tidal, geothermal and others are studied in detail, covering availability, dispersion, and methods of recovery, utilization and integration into the Smart Grid. (10 - 12 contact hour online course)

Industrial Aptitude Test Prep Course

  • This self-paced course will expose students to variety types of lessons and questions focusing on reading comprehension, mechanical aptitude, spatial aptitude and general mathematics that they will face in an Industrial Aptitude test. The course is designed to help the student discover their strengths as well as their weaknesses. Once the students are able to identify the subjects they are weak in, they can concentrate on those areas. This self-paced course will result in maximum test result by building the students self confidence as they proceed and help them avoid "test anxiety" that causes low test scores. (8 - 10 contact hour online course)

Once you have completed all of the courses required for this certificate, you will need to contact EPCE to obtain your EPCE-Sponsored certificate.

If you are a student interested in participating in this program, get started by registering for your first class.

If you have questions, please contact an EPCE Education Consultant.