The Electrical Power Distribution Technical Diploma is a one-year, three-semester program. This program starts in June. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 32 credits.
31-413-330 Line Elec Field Trng 1
31-413-362 Line Elec-Safety 1
10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro
31-413-335 Line Elec-Const Standards
31-413-336 Line Elec Field Trng 2-A
31-413-337 Line Elec Field Trng 2-B
31-413-364 Line Elec-Safety 2
10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
31-413-332 Line Elec Field Trng 3
31-413-361 Lineman-Safety/First Aid
31-801-386 Communicating Effectively
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
31-413-330 LINE ELECTRICIAN FIELD TRAINING 1 ...pole climbing, care of equipment/vehicle operation, setting and removing poles/line layout, pole framing, guys and anchors, conductor string, sagging, tying/transformers, operation, application, construction/safety.
31-413-332 LINE ELECTRICIAN FIELD TRAINING 3 ...protective grounds, transmission, substation operations and maintenance, metering tools, transmission hot stick use and safety, and stray voltage precautions, street lighting, and use of tree trimming methods and tools. (Prerequisite: 31-413-337, Line Electrician Field Training 2-B)
31-413-335 LINE ELECTRICIAN-CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS ...distribution standards for overhead, underground, primary, secondary, clearances, work practices, material and safe work practices.
31-413-336 LINE ELECTRICIAN FIELD TRAINING 2-A ...transformer installation, underground installation and equipment, operation and maintenance; protective equipment use; map/diagram reading, code clearance requirements. (Prerequisite: 31-413-330, Line Electrician Field Training 1)
31-413-337 LINE ELECTRICIAN FIELD TRAINING 2-B ...operation, maintenance; regular, capacitor and OCR operation and maintenance, and pole top and buck truck rescue techniques. (Corequisite: 31-413-336, Line Electrician Field Training 2-A)
31-413-353 ELECTRICITY-BASIC ...basic electricity: fundamental laws and circuit analysis. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Electrical Power Distribution)
31-413-355 ELECTRICITY-LINEPERSONS ...electric power/energy, three-phase voltage generation, three-phase circuit power, transformer operation principles, transformer connections, and safety practices in high voltage applications. (Prerequisite: 31-413-353, Electricity-Basic)
31-413-361 LINEMAN-SAFETY/FIRST AID ...first aid procedures, CPR, safety code analysis, recordkeeping, safety on the job, safety/accident analysis. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Electrical Power Distribution)
31-413-362 LINE ELECTRICIAN-SAFETY 1 ...general rules, definitions, applications, responsibility, reporting accidents, injuries, hand and power tools, ladders, scaffolds, handling materials, operation of company equipment. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Electrical Power Distribution; Corequisite: 31-804-312, Math-Algebra Trades)
31-413-364 LINE ELECTRICIAN-SAFETY 2 ...code and working clearances for electrical, line clearing, right-of-way maintenance, protective equipment, underground systems, and substations. (Prerequisite: 31-413-362, Line Electrician-Safety 1)
31-804-312 MATH-ALGEBRA/TRADES ...signed numbers, order of operations, scientific notation, metric units/measurement, calculator operations, algebra, introductory trigonometry, Pythagorean theorem, solving right triangles. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Arithmetic=65 OR ACT-Math=15 OR 10-834-109, PreAlgebra OR 77-854-759, BE Math Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 cr.
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. 1 cr.
31-801-385 COMMUNICATING-WRITING ...writing techniques, memos, letters, descriptions, instructions, and the job-seeking process. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759, BE Communication Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 cr.
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. 1 cr.
31-801-386 COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY ...interpersonal communication, including the function of interpersonal communication, listening techniques, perception, non-verbal communication, language, self-concept, conflict resolution and customer service. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759, BE Communication Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 1 cr.