Electric Utility Technology Associate

Feel the power with the Electric Utility Technology associate program and earn your degree in two years.

What You'll Study

This program prepares graduates to perform basic operating functions required in electric utility power plants and other related industries. Students gain knowledge in electrical theory, electrical machinery and controls, power plant operations, boiler, turbine, and generator operations, power plant instrumentation, and pollution control equipment. In addition, college writing, oral communications, and general education form an integral part of the program. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) Degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared for employment in plant operations in the utility industry, refineries, chemical plants, natural gas processing plants, district energy, food processing and other industries that produce steam, electricity and chilled water. The graduation rate for this program is 21.67%.

Degree

  • Electric Utility Technology Associate

    You will take part in a 21-month program that combines courses in plant operations, technical math, science and general education courses. Labs are conducted at local power stations and taught by power station personnel.

    Course Listing

  • Information Session

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00pm

    An informative meeting for prospective students, parents, guidance counselors and anyone considering an interesting and well-paid career in the power industry.

    • Representatives from First Energy and NRG will be there to discuss opportunities at their power plants.
    • Daniel Coyne (Program Coordinator) will discuss the curriculum and various details about the Program.
    • Several current students and graduates will be there to discuss their experiences.
    • There will be a question/answer period at the end of the presentations.

    The event will be in McKay Auditorium on campus, located on the first floor of the Beeghly School of Education. This is a white building at the corner of Fifth Ave. and Rayen Ave. Convenient parking is across the street and beside the building.