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Electronics Technology - Power Utility Specialization (Diploma)

Minimum Quarter Credit Hours Required = 67.5

Minimum Contact Hours Required = 960

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of renewable energy and focuses on electrical engineering. Students will learn how to help design, develop, test, and/or manufacture electrical and electronic equipment. In addition, students will learn about large scale power generation and distribution across multiple channels. This specialized technician may work in product evaluation and testing, using measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test, and repair equipment at a variety of scales. Our modern and well-equipped campus laboratories and facilities provide students with opportunities to apply theory in hands on labs that use real and simulated models of small scale electronics and large scale electrical distribution systems. Graduates of this program are prepared to pursue employment as entry-level electrical engineering technicians. Additionally, graduates should be prepared to pursue entry-level employment in the power utility field.  This program takes place over a period of 48 weeks.

Students enrolling in this program may transfer up to 51.5 credits from the Ecotech Institute Electronics Technology Diploma program or from an equivalent program.

Upon successfully completing this Diploma Program, graduates should be able to:

  • apply electrical and electronic theory and hands on knowledge to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery;
  • perform diagnostic electrical analysis;
  • demonstrate an understanding of industry standards within the electrical engineering field;
  • apply safety principles;
  • apply the fundamentals of power generation in the operation and maintenance of power plants;
  • apply knowledge of high voltage systems to maintain and operate grid infrastructure, smart grids, and distribution systems;
  • demonstrate an ability to meet industry standards within the electrical engineering, power production, and distribution fields.

Requirements

Required Courses

EEN 1205Fundamentals of Electricity

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

EEN 1300Health and Safety in the Field

4 Quarter Credit Hours, 40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)

EEN 1335AC Circuitry

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

EEN 1465Industrial Wiring

5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 20, Lab 60)

EEN 2115Programmable Logic Controls

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

EEN 2205Electric Motors and Control Systems

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

ELE 2005Digital Electronics

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

ELE 2105Analog Electronics

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

ELE 2355Instrumentation and Measurement

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

MTH 1195Technical Mathematics for Energy Technology

4 Quarter Credit Hours, 40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)

PUT 2005Transmission, Distribution, and Smart Grid

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

PUT 2205Power Generating Systems

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

PUT 2305Power Plant Operation and Maintenance

5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 20, Lab 60)

Total Credit Hours: 67.5