College of the Extended University

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


  • Students should have an interest in pursuing a career in Electric Utility Planning
  • A mechanical aptitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An interest in developing project management and customer service skills

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  • It will take 16 weeks to complete all core classes.
  • It will take an additional 6 to 10 weeks to complete one of the required elective courses.

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  • Two Core Classes
    • Electric Utility Planning 100 
    • Electric Utility Planning 101 
  • One Electric Class (choose one of the below)
    • Project Management 
    • Construction Management 
    • AutoCAD 

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No, specific utility system training will not be taught.

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California State Polytechnic University Pomona - Center for Technology Training & Incubation (CTTI)

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All core classes will be taught on consecutive Saturdays. The schedule may include either an 8:00 am - 12:00 pm/8:30 to 12:30 pm or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm time schedule based on instructor availability. 

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  • Elective classes will be offered at various times throughout the academic year
  • Project Management and AutoCAD will be offered on weekdays in the evening or on Saturdays from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 
  • Construction Management will be offered on weeknights (TBD)

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  • Yes, CEU credits are awarded upon each class completion
  • Electric Utility Planning 100: 2.8 CEUS
  • Electric Utility Planning 101: 2.8 CEUS
  • Choose one Elective Class from below:
    • Project Management: 2.4 CEUS
    • Construction Management: 2.5 CEUS
    • AutoCAD: 2.8 CEUS

Note:  Continuing Education Units cannot be applied toward an academic degree.

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See the Elective Course list.

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See Registration information

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Electric Utility Planning 100: $1,195

Electric Utility Planning 101: $1,195

One Elective Class (must choose from one of the areas listed below):

Project Management: (hybrid) $950

Construction Management: $475

AutoCAD: $1,195

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  • No, every individual brings different experiences and skills to a job so there is never a guarantee for a position at the end of the program.
  • This certificate will provide every student an opportunity to learn the basics skills and knowledge required of an entry-level Electric Utility Planner.
  • Students are encouraged to inquire with each individual utility by contacting the HR department.

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Core courses must be taken consecutively. 

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Students can miss only one (1) class in a course.

Students will need to contact the instructor for make-up class material.

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The Utility Planner Certification Program will be offered twice a year, approximately every six (6) months.

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No, both core courses and one elective must be completed before a certificate is awarded.

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