A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
• Systems Control & Relay Technician: installs, tests, adjusts, calibrates, repairs, and troubleshoots electrical power systems, protective relays, controls, alarms, metering, remote controls and telemetering equipment. Coordinates the installation and modification of protective relays with engineers.
• Substation Technician: installs, tests, adjusts and repairs power transformers, loads tap changers, potential transformers, current transformers, high voltage switchgears, battery and charger systems and control equipment used in substations. Evaluates transformer oil analysis and conducts high-potential tests, Doble tests, primary injections, breaker trip tests, contact resistances tests, etc.
• Distribution Systems Designer: designs systems for construction and maintenance of natural gas and electric systems. Develops construction plans, prepares cost estimates, creates material requirements, processes work requests and prepares documents.
• Power Plant Instrument Technician: analyzes and repairs electrical and instrumentation/controls hardware and software in a power generation plant. Troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs generator excitation systems, synchronization systems, and voltage regulators.
• Relay Technologist: ensures safe and effective operation of transmissions, distribution and generation facilities by calibrating, testing, maintaining and repairing protective and auxiliary relays, relay systems and associated communication equipment.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.
• Utilities Construction Project Manager
• Power Plant Maintenance Supervisor
• Substation Design Supervisor
• Substation Preventive Maintenance Supervisor
• Electro-Mechanical Technician
• Electronics Technician
• Field Service Technician