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General Technology - Electrical Line Worker Technology

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Associate in Applied Science in General Technology

Electrical Line Worker Career Path

66 Credit Hours

The General Technology major allows students to select course work necessary to become multiskilled technicians. In addition to completing the college’s core curriculum, students also complete course work in at least two technical areas. The following is an example of a career path available. The secondary paths may be substituted for courses in other programs’ primary path. Interested students should talk with their advisors.

This program is open to students who have completed and received the Electrical Line Worker Third Class certificate. The degree path offers students the opportunity to expand their education base and prepare them to further their opportunities in the electric utility industry. Students develop advanced skills in electrical circuit analysis, power systems, line construction and safety. This path expands knowledge in the areas of first aid, CPR, advanced studies in electricity, supervisory skills, accounting and leadership training.

Students can earn only one General Technology degree in a single career path.

General Education Core Requirements

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
SPC 209 Interpersonal Communication 3

REQ HUM Select from Humanities 3
REQ MAT Select from Mathematics/Natural Sciences 3

Total:   15

First Year Experience Requirement

EGR 110 Introduction to Computer Environment 3
IDS 109 First Year Experience Seminar 3

Total:   3

Primary Technical Specialty

ELW 111 Introduction to Electrical Line Worker 3
ELW 112 Introduction to Electricity 3
ELW 114 Overhead Line Construction I 3
ELW 211 Underground Line Construction I 3
ELW 231 Electrical Power Systems 3
ELW 115 Overhead Line Construction II 3
ELW 116 Overhead Line Construction III 3
ELW 117 Overhead Line Construction IV 3
ELW 212 Underground Line Construction II 3
ELW 221 Advanced Line Construction 3

Total:   30

Secondary Technical Specialty

CWE 114 Cooperative Work Experience 4 *
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3
MGT 250 Situational Supervision 3
MGT 255 Organizational Behavior 3

*Students may substitute four credit hours from the EEM course listings for CWE. Any CWE must be performed in conjunction with the ELW program to count toward program graduation requirements.

Total:   13

Additional Requirements

ELW 110 Electrical Computations 2
ELW 113 National Electrical Safety Code 3

Total:   5

Admission Requirements

Admission into this program requires proof of high school graduation (or GED) and qualifying placement levels.

This program is open to students who have completed and received the Electrical Line Worker Third Class certificate.