Power Utility Technician

Associate of Applied Science Degree - First 2 Semesters Available Online

Ecotech Institute's Power Utility Technician degree program provides the training necessary to seek career opportunities for utility technician careers.

What can you learn in this degree program?

Whether on a conventional grid or smart grid, the energy world is getting greener, so those with training in clean energy are positioned for the future. In the meantime, controlling the systems that generate and distribute electric power requires specialized training.

We worked with employers and other experts in the field to develop a training program that prepares graduates to work in utility technician careers, with an emphasis on power plant operations and maintenance. While learning the fundamentals of electricity and clean energy generation, students receive immersive, hands-on training that helps them understand electric utility distribution systems, grid and smart grid.

Students learn clean energy and power utility fundamentals in Ecotech Institute's modern laboratories and facilities from instructors who have real-world experience.

Coursework includes:

  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Health and Safety in the Field
  • AC Circuitry
  • Renewable Energy Fundamentals
  • Wiring, Schematics, and Blueprints
  • Industrial Wiring
  • Power Generation and Transmission
  • Programmable Logic Controls
  • Electric Motors and Control Systems
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Transmission, Distribution, and Smart Grid
  • Power Generating Systems
  • Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
Professionalism, efficiency, competency, ownership and maturity. These values were highlighted and nurtured into my professional attitude.
Brandon Huckaby

What are the career opportunities as a Power Utility Technician?

Due to employment trends in the power utility industry, there's an opportunity for skilled and motivated workers for the decades ahead.

Upon successful completion of the Power Utility Technician degree program at Ecotech Institute, graduates should be able to apply the fundamentals of power generation to operate and maintain power plants.

Additionally, graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of high voltage systems to maintain and operate grid infrastructure, smart grids and distribution systems, as well as apply the fundamentals of electrical theory to design, build, repair, calibrate and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls and machinery. The Power Utility Technician program also prepares graduates to apply safety principles and meet industry standards within the electrical engineering, power production and distribution fields.

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