Electrical Power Engineering Technician

Electrical Power Engineering Tech WTCS

Electrical power engineering is critical to maintaining the infrastructure and health of the nation. In this program students will study fossil, hydro, and nuclear energy sources that supply energy to prime movers, turbines, and generators. Students learn the principles of high voltage energy transmission and how to analyze instrument readings. Students also learn how to determine the location of equipment, design wiring layouts, determine the routing of new power lines, and specify materials. In addition, you will learn about wire capacity and sag, guying, support structures, insulators, lightning arresters, switches, circuit breakers, and troubleshooting procedures. Plant loads, lighting, above and below ground systems, transformers, grounding practices, relaying, and protection are also covered.

Program Name: 
Electrical Power Engineering Technician
Program Number: 
10-605-5
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Associate Degree
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Median Salary Six Months After Graduation: 
$64,891

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