San Diego Gas and Electric Co.

A three-year apprenticeship program in various electrical trades at the San Diego Gas and Electric Company. Applications for the following trades are accepted at SDG&E, 8306 Century Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123: 1.) Lineman; 2.) Electric Meter Tester; and 3.) Electric Repair Shop Mechanic. All applicants must be company employees. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the academic requirements listed below, each apprentice must complete the prescribed number of hours of training during the period of the apprenticeship program as approved by the apprenticeship committee to receive the certificate of achievement or two-year degree. A three-year apprenticeship program in various electrical trades at the San Diego Gas and Electric Company. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

SDGE Company Apprenticeship students will:

  • Demonstrate preparedness for successful transition to the Journeyman level designation and professional certification by the SDGE Apprenticeship Standards.
  • Illustrate procedures utilized for SDGE trade and industry specific practices in use of tools techniques and hands-on skills and competencies for Journeyman-level practices in SDGE occupations.
  • Identify and utilize equipment and related components of SDGE professions to meet SDGE standards for measurement, calibration and SDGE practices at Journeyman levels.
  • Read, comprehend and apply SDGE instructions and design standards for SDGE construction or production outcomes as required by SDGE practices and industry standards.

Applications for the following trades are accepted at SDG&E, 8306 Century Park Court, San Diego, CA 92123.
1. Lineman
2. Electric Meter Tester
3. Substation Electrician
All applicants must be company employees. Apprentices in all three trades will complete the following courses:

Certificate of Achievement: San Diego Gas and Electric Company Apprenticeship

Courses Required for the Major Units
SDGE 302, Electric Lineman IA 5
SDGE 304, Electric Lineman IB 5
SDGE 310, Electric Lineman IIA 5
SDGE 312, Electric Lineman IIB 5
SDGE 320, Electric Lineman IIIA 5
 SDGE 322, Electric Lineman IIIB  5
 Work Experience (on the job training for the duration of the apprenticeship period) (4 units/ semester, maximum of 16 units); including the following course(s):
 SDGE 349A Electric Meter Tester Work Experience 4
 SDGE 349B Substation Electrician Work Experience  4
 SDGE 349C Electric Lineman Work Experience  4
  Total: 34-36

Associate in Science Degree: San Diego Gas and Electric Company Apprenticeship

Courses Required for the Major Units
SDGE 302, Electric Lineman IA 5
SDGE 304, Electric Lineman IB 5
SDGE 310, Electric Lineman IIA 5
SDGE 312, Electric Lineman IIB 5
SDGE 320, Electric Lineman IIIA 5
 SDGE 322, Electric Lineman IIIB  5
 Work Experience (on the job training for the duration of the apprenticeship period) (4 units/ semester, maximum of 16 units); including the following course(s):
 SDGE 349A Electric Meter Tester Work Experience 4
 SDGE 349B Substation Electrician Work Experience  4
 SDGE 349C Electric Lineman Work Experience  4
  Total: 34-36

Recommended Electives: English 101.
Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.
Recommended Electives: ELDT 126, 126L, 198, 227, 227L.