The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Electric Utility Technology program is designed to prepare the student for the position of an apprentice-level line worker who is familiar with the use of tools, materials, and the equipment of the electric utility industry. Students will be trained in power line installation and maintenance, pole climbing and use of tools, truck and equipment operation, and overhead and underground distribution, construction, and maintenance of electrical lines. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Electric Utility Technology is fully embedded in this AAS.
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Demonstrate safe practices and procedures according to electrical industry standards.
- Demonstrate the proper set-up, operation, and use of equipment in the electric utility industry.
- Apply principles of Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) electricity in series and parallel circuits.
- Demonstrate the effective care, use, and handling of ropes and rigging relative to electric utility industry standards.
- Use the appropriate tools and equipment to safely set, climb, and frame utility poles and structures.
- Identify and describe the proper equipment and techniques used in lock out/tag out procedures and describe the industry safety practices and procedures related to each.
- Demonstrate the proper selection and connection of transformers.
- Practice proper rubber gloving and hot sticking techniques.
- Practice safe pole top and bucket truck rescue.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical decision making.
- Communicate in varied settings, both orally and in writing, in a culturally responsive manner.
- Evaluate mathematical work for procedural fluency and logical reasoning.
Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Formal application and admission to the Electric Utility Technology program is required.
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|ENG101 or |
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+). or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+).||Critical course||FYC||3|
|MAT12+||Intermediate Algebra||Critical course||3–6|
|COM100 or |
|Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication||No requisites or No requisites or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent. or No requisites||SB or L||3|
|HU||Humanities, Fine Arts & Design||HU||3|
|AAA/CPD115 or |
|Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development||0–3|
|ENG102 or |
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG107.||FYC||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (ENG101 or ENG107) and (RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or an appropriate district placement or permission of Instructor).||OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment||L||0–3|
|SG or |
|Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative||SG or SQ||4|
|SB||Social & Behavioral Sciences||SB||3|
|EUT103||Introduction to Rigging||Prerequisites: [A grade of B or better in (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), or a grade of B or better in MAT09+, or appropriate district placement into MAT122], and a grade of C or better in ENG091, or ESL097, or appropriate district placement into ENG101.||2|
|EUT110||Line Work I||Critical course Gateway course Must be taken with or before EUT115||2|
|EUT112||Basic Electricity: AC and DC||Prerequisites or Corequisites: EUT110 and (EUT115 or CAD101).||Critical course Must be taken with or before EUT115||4|
|EUT115||Field Training I||Prerequisites or Corequisites: EUT110 and EUT112.||4|
|PPT120||Energy Industry Fundamentals||PPT120 can be taken during Term 3 or Term 4||3|
|EUT104||Equipment Safety and Operation||Critical course||2|
|EUT210||Line Work II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EUT110.||2|
|EUT211||Electrical Apparatus||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EUT110, EUT112 and (EUT115 or CAD101). Corequisites: EUT215 or CAD164.||Critical course||4|
|EUT215||Field Training II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EUT110, EUT112, and EUT115. Corequisites: EUT211.||4|
Students must complete 15 total credits from the following list of courses. Selection must be from a minimum of 2 different course prefixes. Selected courses will not apply in both the Required and Restricted Electives areas.
ACC+++++ Any ACC Accounting courses
BPC+++++ Any BPC Business-Personal Computer courses
CAD+++++ Any CAD Computer-Aided Drafting courses
CIS+++++ Any CIS Computer-Information Systems courses
COM+++++ Any COM Communication courses
DFT+++++ Any DFT Drafting courses
ECE+++++ Any ECE Engineering Science courses
EEE+++++ Any EEE Electrical Engineering courses
ELE+++++ Any ELE Electronic courses
ELT+++++ Any ELT Electronics Technology
EMT+++++ Any EMT Emergency Medical Technology courses
HES+++++ Any HES Health Science courses
GBS+++++ Any GBS General Business courses
NET+++++ Any NET Networking Technology courses
PED+++++ Any PED Physical Education courses
PHY+++++ Any PHY Physics courses
PPT+++++ Any PPT Power Plant Technology courses
SPA+++++ Any SPA Spanish Courses
UAS+++++ Any UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems courses
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Electric Utility Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=147733).
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