Program Description

The Electrical Power Distribution technical degree program provides theoretical and hands-on training in all phases of power line construction and maintenance. Individuals must have the ability to work at heights and in all weather conditions, good eyesight and hearing, and have manual dexterity to be successful in a career as a line mechanic. The program leads to employment with electrical power providers and line construction companies with emphasis on electrical line work. It provides fundamentals of electrical theory as well as application of electrical equipment with emphasis on safety. Instruction is divided between classroom and outdoor lab activities.

Approximate Cost

$5,860
Tuition: $5148 , Books: $712

Starting Salary

$63,086
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
10-20 %
at Antigo
< 10 %
at Medford
10-20 %
at Phillips
< 10 %
at Spencer
< 10 %
at Wittenberg
< 10 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Maintain electrical systems
  • Construct overhead electrical distribution systems
  • Disassemble overhead electrical distribution systems
  • Construct underground electrical distribution systems
  • Disassemble underground electrical distribution systems
  • Construct overhead electrical transmission system
  • Disassemble overhead electrical transmission system
  • Apply electrical theory

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Line Mechanic

Courses

The Electrical Power Distribution Technical Diploma is a 32 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ELECTRICAL POWER CDL 2.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 1 - DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
LINE ELECTRICIAN SAFETY 1 1.00
LINE ELECTRICIAN FIELD TRAINING 1 5.00
LINE ELECTRICIAN SAFETY 2 1.00
LINE ELECTRICIAN FIELD TRAINING 2 5.00
LINE STANDARDS 1.00

Second Term

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 2 - ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 4 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 1.00
LINE ELECTRICIAN FIELD TRAINING 3 5.00
LINE ELECTRICIAN SAFETY 3 1.00
LINE ELECTRICIAN FIELD TRAINING 4 5.00
WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 1.00
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Admissions Process

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