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Corporate College Programs

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Corporate College provides quality educational programming for working professionals. Programs are positioned as a nexus between the campuses’ career & technical education (CTE) departments and incumbent workers who need continuing education coursework in order to promote within their companies or maintain licensure. Focusing on high demand courses, CTE Deans and Corporate College staff have collaborated to offer courses in Auto Technology, Environmental Health and Safety and Electrical certification programming.

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Corporate College offers a variety of classes in the following fields:


Smog Technician   Environmental Health & Safety
Electrical   Computer Information Systems
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Disability Services Certificate  Customized Training
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Smog Technician

Smog Inspector Training – $100


California Bureau of Automotive Repair Approved Emission Training Program


The Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District offers continuing education courses for Smog Technicians through its Corporate College. All classes occur at the Cuyamaca College Automotive Complex. 

Cuyamaca College offers three different Smog  Update Courses on a rotating  basis.

UT043 Electronic Throttle Control and Direct Fuel Injection.

The course will cover the operational characteristics and diagnostic procedures for Electronic Throttle Control and Direct Fuel Injection. Electronic Throttle Control will cover history & design, types used in vehicles, advantages and correlation to advanced vehicle safety, testing and diagnosis. Direct Fuel Injection will cover: history and development of direct injection, how it works and advantages, and the fuel supply system, the injectors and direct injection maintenance / repairs.

UT032 Automotive Networks, Aftermarket CATs, OBD Monitor Diagnosis

The course will cover automotive diagnostic procedures, and Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) procedures that affect the inspection, diagnosis, and repair of vehicles subject to the Smog Check Inspection and Maintenance program. Content includes: Automotive Networks / CAN / LIN / FlexRay / MOST / Ethernet, How to Properly Verify Aftermarket Catalytic Converter Applications   and OBD Monitor Diagnosis and the BAR-OIS

UT056 Variable Valve Timing, Variable Valve Lift, & Cylinder Deactivation

The course will cover the operational characteristics and diagnostic procedures for variable valve timing, lift and cylinder deactivation.

Each  course meets the 12 hours of automotive technology update training required every two years for license renewal.

Cuyamaca College is at a BAR-Certified School.

Courses  consist of 12 hours of lecture and hands-on lab at the campus training facility and 4 hrs of on-line instruction through the BAR website.

To pass an update course, students will be required to:

  • Complete all home work assignments
  • Successfully complete all laboratory assignments
  • Attend all scheduled course hours
  • Pass course examination – (minimum score is 70%)

NOTE: You must bring picture identification and smog license number (if you have a license) to class.

Smog update training 16Hr BAR Certified BAR Approved Licensed Smog Check Repair Technician License

Environmental Health & Safety


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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Environmental Health and Safety Management program provides a curriculum that prepares new and continuing students for both immediate professional opportunities as well as furthering their educational pursuits at the bachelor’s level and higher. Focused on the occupational health and safety and the environmental health arenas, the program occupies an unique niche enhancing students’ knowledge regarding training, program development, regulatory compliance and program management; the program is further differentiated by coupling the occupational and environmental fields, a distinguishing characteristic relevant on today’s occupational arena.




Corporate College offers the following EHSM courses specifically geared for incumbent workers:

OSHA 8 Hour Hazwoper Refresher

This 8-hour Hazardous Waste Operator and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) course is designed to maintain the 40-hour or 24-hour Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) annual certificate required for employees in the public or private sector, large or small businesses, who work with hazardous waste from management operations to on-site clean-up. This course includes lectures, table top exercises, and hands-on activities. A certificate and a wallet card will be issued upon completion of the course.

Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations

This course covers the Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) governing the transportation of hazardous substances. This course fulfills the DOT 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Transportation Awareness Training required by DOT and includes: using a hazardous materials table, preparing shipping papers, marking labeling, placard requirements, security awareness and site policies, handling emergencies, notification, identification and communication of hazards of transportation.

OSHA 40 Hour Hazwoper

At the current time Corporate College is not offering the 40 Hr. course. However a for-credit 48 hr. HAZWOPER certification is offered through Cuyamaca College.  Please contact  EHSM Department Coordinator, Julie Godfrey  to receive information. Our next class will be offered in May 2019.

30 Hour OSHA General Industry Safety Training

This course covers Federal OSHA-mandated topics, such as; an overview of the OSHA Act, how to locate specific OSHA regulations, how inspections, citations, and penalties work, how to assess; walking and working surfaces, injury & illness recordkeeping, hazard communication, requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protection, hazardous materials, a basic overview of electrical safety, and many other OSHA topics specific to general industry.   The skills in this course will prepare a participant to pass the OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Safety certificate exam which is offered at the end of the course.

Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management

This course will introduce students to the extensive state and federal hazardous waste laws and regulations. Students will learn what is required to generate, handle, store, and prepare hazardous waste for Shipment (disposal and treatment). Students will also be introduced to Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (TSDF) operations and waste minimization strategies. The emphasis shall be on State of California requirements (Title 22).

Introduction to EHS Recordkeeping and Training

This course will introduce students to the multitude of records and documents required to maintain compliance. Students will learn what compliance records should be developed and maintained, how to store compliance records, and how to prepare compliance records for a regulatory inspection. Students will learn how to identify applicable EHS employee training requirements, and how to prepare and deliver effective presentation of records.

Introduction to Radiation Safety

This course will introduce students to the extensive state and federal laws and regulations relating to radiation use in industry (emphasis on the Health Care and Life Sciences industries). Students will be introduced to common laboratory and industrial applications, “what is radiation”, the health effects associated with exposure to radiation, exposure control methodology, contamination control, how to respond to incident involving radiation, and the elements of a basic low-level radiation safety program (including worker training requirements, radioactive waste management, inventory control, and security).

Bloodborne Pathogens

This course helps students understand bloodborne pathogens in the workplace and provides common modes of their transmission, methods of prevention, and other pertinent information for those who have the potential to be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material. Industry needs, standards and requirements will also be covered.   

Associates Degrees and Comprehensive Certificates

The District also offers an Associate of Science degree and technician certificates in two areas: Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health Management.

California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program


The California Energy Commission adopted changes to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6 (also known as the California Energy Code) and associated administrative regulations in Part 1. The amended standards, called the “Nonresidential Acceptance Testing Certification,” went into effect on July 01, 2014. These proposed regulations create independent third party certification and training procedures to ensure Field Test Technicians and their employers acquire minimal level of training and skill to verify nonresidential lighting controls and mechanical systems comply with existing Energy Efficiency Building Standards. This training provides the requirements needed to become a Non-Residential CALCTP-AT Technician (field test certifier) for advanced lighting control systems.

Become a Non-Residential Acceptance Technician by completing the following:

–Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements:

  • Three or more years of experience in three out of the five categories below:
  • (a) occupancy & photo sensors,
  • (b) voltage dimming systems,
  • (c) demand response controls,
  • (d) track lighting systems,
  • (e) time-based scheduling systems,
  • An active C-10 license and or General Electrician License.
  • Or, you that have a certificate/degree as either a commission agent, Architect, or Engineer. (Only one is required).

Full list of requirements can be found in the CALCTP-AT Handbook posted on the Acceptance Technician page of the CALCTP website:

–Submitting a completed  2017 Technician Application with supporting documents to

–Pay the appropriate application and records maintenance fee upon application approval:

–Successful completion of pre-requisite online modules:

–Successful completion of the CALCTP Systems course

–Successful completion of the CALCTP Acceptance Tech course

–Once your application has been approved, you may register (far right blue button) for courses.

About the CALCTP Systems Course

The CALCTP Systems Course (including CALCTP Codes and Standard) is a ten-hour prerequisite requirement for entry into CALCTP Acceptance Test Technician Certification training. This class concludes with a final examination. Mid-level managers, contractor staff, estimators, project managers, and engineers can all benefit from this course. Topics include lighting concepts and control strategies, light sources, power and communication, general area controls switching, dimming and scene control, scheduling and demand response, occupancy sensing, and daylight harvesting.

About the CALCTP Acceptance Technician Course 

The CALCTP Acceptance Technician Course is a 24 hour training that concludes with a final examination. Mid-level managers, contractor staff, estimators, project managers, and engineers can all benefit from this course. Topics include technician skills and responsibilities, compliance documentation, installation requirements, and acceptance testing procedures

Computer Information Systems

Certification Programs Coming Summer 2019!


Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities. The Networking Academy provides online learning material, interactive tools, and hands-on learning activities to help individuals prepare for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Networking careers in virtually every type of industry.

Add your name to  our mailing list, pricing and course content information available early spring. 

Disability Services Certificate

Residential Services Specialist Certificate

These two courses meet the San Diego Regional Center’s Requirements for support staff inDisability-Services-Certificate.jpg residential services, and completion of both will result in receiving a certification from San Diego Regional Center. Courses are offered online with three in-class meetings to support student success. Courses can be taken in any order.

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Course #1: Disability, Diversity and Society

This course is useful as a training for anyone working in the public sector that may interact people with disabilities, as well as employees of community programs serving individuals with disabilities. This class will explore the dynamics of societal views of disability, as a part of human diversity, and the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life. The relationships between societal institutions and the needs of persons with disabilities are examined in light of both historical and contemporary trends. An understanding of the factors impacting quality of life for individuals with disabilities are achieved through student interviews and observations conducted in community and social settings.

This course satisfies requirements for Part I of the San Diego Regional Center’s Residential Specialist Certificate.

For further information, please contact the instructor, Janice Goforth-Melroy at .

Course #2: Techniques and Practices for the Disability Support Specialist

This course will be useful to any paraprofessional working in an environment where you may interact and or support someone with a physical, intellectual and/or developmental disability.   This course will explore the necessary technical knowledge to support social skills and integration, adaptation, self-dependence, health, safety, nutrition, recreation, leisure and communication for persons with disabilities. Topics covered include behavior management, functional skills, infection control, individual program planning and implementation and independent living.

This course satisfies requirements for Part II of the San Diego Regional Center’s Residential Specialist Certificate.

For further information, please contact the instructor, Deborah Serban-Lawler at

Customized Training

Bringing Education to Businesses

By leveraging Career Education faculty, equipment and coursework from both Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, Corporate College has the ability to bring training programs out to businesses at their site, around their schedule, using curriculum customized to meet individual companies’ goals.


Why Partner with Us?

  • Community Colleges understand how adults learn: because our on-campus students are so diverse, instructors know how to work with a wide range of participants in terms of age, ethnicity, skill level, background and language.
  • Community Colleges have a size and scope that sets us apart: by partnering with our sister campuses all over the nation, we have access to the largest pool of curriculum and subject matter experts in the market. If you need a niche training program, we can find it.
  • Community Colleges are flexible: training programs come in online, in-person or blended formats, with wrap-around services such as 1-1 coaching, pre and post work, needs assessments and post-training evaluations. No one client is the same.


Our Clients Have Requested Training in

  • Leadership and management
  • Lean operations
  • Customer service
  • Sales
  • Health and safety
  • Technical and skilled trades
  • and much more!



Last Updated: 03/27/2019
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