Minimum credits: 68
Length: 5 semesters (2 years), including two summers
Electrical Electronics Installer and Repairer: $55,160
Electrical Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, & Relay Technicians: $78,030
*Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2017. BLS.gov
Division: Workforce Services
Award: Technical Studies AAS
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) in Electrical Utility and Substation Technician program provides students a general foundation in power utility, electricity, electronics, theorems, networks, and fundamental circuits.
Career options include System Protection, Equipment Specialist, Substation technician, level 1 Electrician in all areas of the power industry. Level 1 Electrician in all areas of Industry, Automation, Instrumentation, and technician Electrical/Electronic and Electrical Maintenance
Length: A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters.
Admission Requirements: General college admission requirements.
Program Outcomes: Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and competencies in three phase power, protective relaying, power transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, and power circuit breakers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of power and energy sources and how they relate to the generation, distribution and control of residential, commercial, and industrial power.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and competencies in key Electrical and Electronics areas of study.
- Apply troubleshooting skills to diagnose and repair electrical and electronic systems by reading and interpreting one line diagrams, ladder diagrams, schematics, and wiring diagrams.
- Identify, set up, and operate basic Electrical, Electronic and Power test equipment.
- Demonstrate work practices that comply with safety procedures as related to electricity.
This is a specialized program designed for the full- or part-time student, with maximum flexibility for the worker. Those already employed in the field may receive advanced standing credit for the internship requirement.