The Electrical Distribution Technology program is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions in the electrical utility industry as maintenance/installation technicians on electrical distribution systems. The 10 technical courses will provide hands-on and on-the-job training in the electrical utility industry that meet 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 in a team environment.
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. The program is, however, only scheduled based on industry need and capped with limited enrollment. Prior to registering for the CCAC program, students must be accepted by Duquesne Light. Selected Duquesne Light applicants must attend an orientation session and successfully complete a forty (40) hour basic wood pole climbing course prior to admittance into the program.