Associate of Science
The Electrical Distribution Technology program is an Associate of Science degree program that prepares students for an entry-level position in the electrical utility industry. Students will work as maintenance/installation technicians on electrical distribution systems and electrical substations. Graduates of the program will have had classroom, hands-on and on-the-job training in the electric utility industry that meets the requirements for an entry level position.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
- Install and maintain primary and secondary phase conductors for both residential and commercial consumers.
- Develop skills for troubleshooting and repairing electrical distribution systems.
- Identify State and Federal regulations, including safety procedures, in the electrical distribution industry.
- Apply safety procedures in all aspects of electrical distribution systems.
- Communicate effectively and appropriately with management and a diverse customer base.
To graduate in the Electrical Distribution Technology program, students must obtain a commercial driver's license. Drug screening is required to comply with job safety standards.
The Electrical Distribution Technology program is open to all students meeting program admission criteria. The program, developed with Duquesne Light, is scheduled based on industry need. Applicants must attend an orientation session and successfully complete a forty (40) hour basic wood pole climbing course prior to enrollment into the certificate program.
Students must complete the certificate in Electrical Distribution Technology program and take an additional 25 credits to obtain an Associate's degree.