The 21st Century Energy Center offers a variety of training classes. Please see our list below or contact us if you’re interested in a different kind of training.


Core Construction Skills

The NCCER Core Construction curriculum is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. The training program prepares  individuals for entry-level positions with utilities and utility contractors. CORE participants are introduced to many levels of training for future employment in the energy sector. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings.

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Warehousing & Distribution Center Operations, Transportation Operations,

Forklift Certification, Logistics Planning & Management Services,

Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance, Transportation Systems/Infrastructure, Health & Safety, Sales & Service and IT.

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OSHA Training

Classes being held by UC  San Diego Extension, here in Bakersfield.

As a host site organization for UC San Diego's OSHA Training Institute Education Center (UCSD OTIEC), Kern Community College District proudly offers safety courses including Federal OSHA numbered offerings and other industry specific safety classes.

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Basic Do-It-Yourself Electrical Troubleshooting

Whether you are a single homeowner or just want to feel more independent, learning how to make simple, free home repairs yourself will save you money, time and the frustration.

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Job Readiness

Communication & Teamwork skills, Resume Preparation & Interviewing skills.
Learn Employer Expectations & job seeking steps.
Earn a Certificate showing you’re READY to SUCCEED in the JOB MARKET! This program is for students ages 18-24

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Solar Installers

(prerequisite CORE)

The solar power industry is a rapidly growing field that is expected to help ease human dependence on the use of fossil fuels. Solar panels are now rated to produce up to 600 volts of electricity, and the cost of purchasing and installing these panels for residential purposes has been reduced considerably. Because of this, the need for solar photovoltaic installers has increased and is projected to grow with the demand for solar installations.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle First Responder Safety Training

Alternative fuel vehicles are different than conventional vehicles and it is critical that first responders be properly trained to deal with accidents involving these vehicles. These alternative fuels have special safety considerations and, in many cases, a first responder cannot assume that the same safety standards are applicable as with conventional vehicles.

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Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

As the construction and ongoing maintenance of turbines and wind farms increases, so do the employment possibilities and the need for educated and well-trained technicians. This program is the first in a series of curriculum supporting a three-year training program based upon the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Core Skill Set for Wind Turbine Service Technicians, as well as the Department of Labor’s apprenticeship standards for wind turbine technicians. Topics covered in this curriculum include Introduction to Wind Energy, Wind Turbine Safety, and Climbing Wind Towers.

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