2019-2020 College Catalog 
    May 31, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog

Electric Utility Technology, Substation, A.A.S.

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The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Electric Utility Technology is offered in partnership with FirstEnergy Corp. This program prepares students for employment opportunities in the electric utility industry with a specific focus on electrical substation and switchyards. The coursework in this program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop both the academic skills and technical skills needed for employment in this field. Students must satisfy specific requirements  in order to be admitted to this program. 

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Measure and verify calculated values for standard analog laboratory instruments such as the oscilloscope, VOM, DVM, audio generator and frequency counter
  • Analyze and measure circuit currents, resistance and voltages using Kirchhoff’s laws, Mesh Analysis, Nodal Analysis, Thevenin’s Theorem and Norton’s Theorem
  • Calculate impedance, currents, voltages, and phase angles for AC circuits
  • Perform high-level maintenance in electrical substation and switchyards
  • Apply proper cable/pulling bus work techniques
  • Safety install and use batteries, fuses, transformers, regulators/reclosers, circuit breakers and capacitors


General Education - 22 credits

As described in the General Education  section of the catalog.

The following general education courses are required for students choosing this program.

Credits required for degree: 60


* Offered Fall Term only
** Offered Spring Term only

(1) This course satisfies a General Education requirement for this specific program. This is not a General Education course.

Suggested Sequence - Electric Utility Technology Program A.A.S. Substation Option

The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years. This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date. Students must satisfy specific requirements in order to be admitted to this program.

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