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Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology (A50510)

Please Note:  Program changes effective 2020 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.

Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology Semester Schedule

First Year - Fall Semester

ACA 122 College Transfer Success Credits: 1
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity Credits: 5
ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I Credits: 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Credits: 3
EUS 110 Intro to Electric Utility Industry Credits: 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra Credits: 4
    Credits: 19-20

First Year - Spring Semester

ELC 117 Motors and Conrols Credits: 4
ELN 231 Industrial Controls Credits: 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Credits: 3
EUS 130 Electric Utility Print Reading Credits: 4
EUS 210 Large High Voltage Power Transformers I Credits: 3
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry Credits: 4
    Credits: 17-18

Second Year - Fall Semester

ELN 229 Industrial Electronics Credits: 4
EUS 215 Large High Voltage Power Transformers II Credits: 3
EUS 225 Electric Utility Safety & Human Performance Credits: 2
EUS 230 Electric Utility Protective Relaying I Credits: 3
EUS 240 Substation Ancillary Systems Credits: 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* Credits: 3
    Credits: 18

Second Year - Spring Semester

ELC 128 Intro to Programmable Logic Controller Credits: 3
EUS 220 High Voltage Power Circuit Breakers Credits: 3
EUS 235 Electric Utility Protective Relaying II Credits: 3
EUS 255 Electric Utility Troubleshooting Credits: 2
EUS 260 Caps & Case Studies in EUSRT Credits: 2
PCI 172 SCADA Systems  Credits: 4
    Credits: 17