Electrical Power Distribution
Program Number: 31-413-2
School Year: 2013-2014
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam
The Electrical Power Distribution program provides theoretical and hands-on training in all phases of power line construction and maintenance. Individuals must have: the ability to work in a diverse work environment, the ability to work at heights and in all weather conditions, good eyesight and hearing, and manual dexterity to be successful in a career as a line mechanic. A Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is included in the program.
This technical diploma program prepares students for entry-level employment as line technician trainees for electrical utilities, telephone companies and related businesses. Graduates of the program may enter their employer’s apprentice program.
Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates
- $122.20 per credit (resident)
- $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Apply safety rules to electrical power distribution work activities.
- Construct overhead electrical distribution systems.
- Construct underground electrical distribution systems.
- Demonstrate the required physical skills for a line worker.
- Integrate electrical theory fundamentals with electrical distribution needs.
- Operate equipment associated with electrical power distribution.
- Utilize both hands to perform pole work.
- Work within a diverse team setting.
- Construct overhead electrical transmission system.
- Construct single and three-phase service voltages.
- Apprentice Line Worker
- Apprentice High-Voltage Line Technician
- Apprentice Substation Maintenance Mechanic
- Apprentice Electrician
- URD Installer
- Line Construction Worker
- Electrical Meter Reader
- Pole Inspection Worker
- Line Clearance Technician
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Meet with Admissions to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|413-103||Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Preparation||1|
|413-307||Electrical Theory and Safety 1||3|
|413-309||Line Technician 1||5|
|413-310||Line Technician 2||5|
|804-363||Algebraic Applications for Electrical Trades||2|
|809-300||Occupational Success Strategies||2|
|413-311||Line Technician 3||5|
|413-312||Line Technician 4||5|
|413-317||Electrical Theory and Safety 2||3|
|413-142||Introduction to Electrical Substation||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||39|
A Capstone Project/Demonstration is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Additional Program Requirements
Students will need a physical prior to beginning this program.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
Students must purchase a tool kit for this program (approximately $1,500). A field experience day is held in fall and/or spring to give applicants an opportunity to learn about careers, job opportunities and endurance expectations and to experience pole climbing. A clean driving record is required for employment in this field.
A Commercial Driver's License Skill Test (413-403) is highly recommended for this program.
All 413-xxx EPD courses listed above are restricted to EPD program students.