Is This Occupation for You?
If you like working outdoors in all kinds of weather, are an independent problem solver, and enjoy the rewards of a hard day’s work, Electric Power Distribution may be the ideal program for you.
Students entering the Electrical Power Distribution program should:
- Have an interest in math and science.
- Enjoy problem solving.
- Think creatively.
- Enjoy working with their hands.
- Have good hand-eye coordination.
- Are detail-oriented.
- Be able to lift 50+ lbs.
- Be able to handle extreme temperatures, very hot or very cold.
- Be able to use their hands to hold, control, and feel objects.
- Be willing to work irregular hours (Weekend & Overtime).
- Be able to bend, stretch, twist or reach.
- Technical diploma, nine months to complete.
- Day classes.
- High school articulation courses accepted.
- Classes start in August.
- Financial aid available.
- Students must achieve a "C" grade or better in each core program course of the program curriculum to be eligible to progress.
At the completion of the program, students are expected to be able to:
- Apply basic electrical principles to electrical power distribution.
- Use basic meters to check electrical circuits.
- Do basic calculations relative to circuit loading and wire size.
- Climb and work overhead.
- Use computers to communicate, diagnostic and recordkeeping.
- Perform associated mechanical operations necessary to install, service, or remove electrical line equipment.
- Work cooperatively in construction crews.
- Read construction orders and prints.
- Communicate using written and oral means.
Some employers will require CPR and/or First Aid.
This program prepares a student to advance to an electric line technician apprenticeship and related occupations. Employment has been excellent for graduates in the following types of jobs:
- Electric Utility Lineman
- Cable Maintenance Technicians
- Equipment Operator
- Telephone Repairman
- Cable TV Installer
- Apprentice Line Technician
- Line Inspectors
- Substation Operator
- Cable Splicer