Please Note: Program changes effective 2018 Fall. Please see your advisor if working off of an older catalog.
The Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology curriculum provides the skills to maintain high voltage equipment and protective systems for the electric utility transmission system. Training in operation and maintenance of critical infrastructure associated with the transmission grid is included.
Courses will develop an understanding of maintenance/troubleshooting on transmission equipment. Courses include theory in three phase power, protective relaying, power transformers, voltage regulators, capacitors, and power circuit breakers. The skills apply to the electric utility industry and numerous other industries.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level employment in the electric utility industry and industrial power facilities. Employment opportunities include: control systems, instrumentation and control in general industry, electric utility industry, green energy markets, or positions with equipment related to power transmission.