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Power Utility Technician (Diploma)

Minimum Quarter Credit Hours Required = 51

Minimum Contact Hours Required = 720

The Power Utility Technician Diploma Program is designed to provide graduates with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of power generation, power plant operations, and maintenance. Students are provided with course work geared toward establishing a comprehensive understanding of electric utility distribution systems, grid, and smart grid. Modern and well-equipped campus laboratories and facilities give students the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the classroom and hone their skills in a simulated environment. Graduates should be prepared to pursue entry-level employment for jobs such as Power Utility Technicians  This program takes place over a period of 36 weeks.

Upon successful graduation from this program, graduates should be able to:

  • 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.
  • apply the fundamentals of electrical theory and related knowledge to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery.
  • demonstrate an ability to meet industry standards within the electrical engineering, power production, and distribution fields.
  • apply safety principles.

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 2105Power Generation and Transmission

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

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: 51