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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Career Opportunities
Substation Technician
Relay Technician
Utility Technician
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Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
The goal of the Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology program is to provide students with an extensive hands-on experience that integrates the knowledge, skills and competencies that the electrical power utility industry needs to ensure that customers have access to power.  Graduates will learn to install, inspect, test, repair and maintain electrical equipment in substations and other smart grid equipment on the power grid.  

Substation technicians are individuals who work with electrical engineers to design, construct and maintain a substation, the facility which collects power at the generation site, connects to a transmission grid and downloads energy to a distribution network where the power is delivered to the consumer.  Graduates will find employment working outdoors at a substation or performing maintenance on the grid system housed inside a utilities service facility.

Applicants to the program must be a registered Journeyman or hold a power line degree or diploma from an accredited postsecondary institute. All Electrical Utilities and Substation Technology students will be required to complete the Associate Degree general education requirements.


Admissions Requirements: Applicants to the program must be a licensed Journeyworker lineman or a graduate of an accredited power line program.  

Note: Students are required to use a laptop or notebook computer for this program.  Students may bring their own device, which must meet MTI specifications, or may purchase one from MTI.

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