College of the Extended University

Utility Planner Certification Program Courses

Core Course Curriculum

Students must complete both UPC 100 and UPC 101

UPC 100: Introduction to Utility Planning I UPC 101: Introduction to Utility Planning II*
Week 1 - Introduction to Utility Planning Week 1 - Right-of-Way and Civil Engineering Plans
Week 2 - Basic Electric Theory 1 Week 2 - Work Order, Circuit, & Facility Mapping Symbols
Week 3 - Basic Electric Theory 2 Week 3 - Basics of Underground Construction
Week 4 - Rules, Rates, & Tariffs Week 4 - Basics of Overhead Construction
Week 5 - Customer Service Week 5 - Basic Residential & Commercial Design
Week 6 - Meter Spotting Week 6 - Field Application, Permits & Traffic Control
Week 7 - Final Test and Capstone Activity Week 7 - Final Test and Capstone Activity
*Prerequisite: Introduction to Utility Planning I must be completed prior to taking Introduction to Utility Planning II.
*Core courses must be taken consecutively

 

Introduction to Utility Planning I
Register Course Code Hours CEUs Fees Fall Winter Spring Summer
UPC100 28 2.8

Cal Poly Pomona - $1,345

Valencia - $1545

 
Introduction to Utility Planning II
Register Course Code Hours CEUs Fees Fall Winter Spring Summer
UPC101 28 2.8

Cal Poly Pomona - $1345

Valencia - $1545


Elective Class Information:

Students must complete one (1) of the elective classes from the list below:

Elective Course Length Credits Fee
Project Management (CAPM) 6 weeks 2.4 CEUs $950.00 for 6 weeks
Construction Management 10 weeks 2.5 CEUs $425.00 for 10 weeks
AutoCAD 7 weeks 2.8 CEUs $1,195.00 for 7 weeks
Pole Loading 2 CEUs

Introduction to Computer-Aided-Design
Register Course Code Hours CEUs Fees Fall Winter Spring Summer
CAD100 28 2.8 $1,195  
Introduction to Project Management (CAPM)
Register Course Code Hours CEUs Fees Fall Winter Spring Summer
PMP100 24 2.4 $950
Pole Loading with SPIDA®calc
Register Course Code Hours CEU's Fees Fall Winter Spring Summer
UPC110 20 2 $1,395 Valencia, $1,195 Pomona

Other Elective Courses

Construction management courses are offered weekday evenings

The Negotiation
Register Course Code Hours CEU's Fees Fall Winter Spring Summer
CMC120 25 2.5

$425.00

 
C.P.M Scheduling
Register Course Code Hours CEU's Fees Fall Winter Spring Summer
CMC150 25 2.5 $425.00