AAS - Utility Technology

Alpena Community College
United States
Associate Degree
Study mode
2 years
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This Associate Degree program familiarizes students with utility industry tools, construction techniques, electrical theory, and equipment. Graduates meet the utility industry's need for trained, entry-level employees. It is the only Associate Degree program offered in Michigan designed specifically to prepare men and women to install business and residential electrical, telephone, and CATV transmission systems.

First Year

  • Electrical Studies for Trades
  • Technical Math I or Applied Algebra and Trigonometry I 
  • Introduction to the Utility Industry
  • Climbing Elevated Work Sites
  • Overhead Construction 
  • Underground Construction 
  • Job Search Strategies 
  • Utility/Line Mechanics Lab 
  • Test Equipment/Troubleshooting
  • Transformer Fundamentals
  • System Design and Operation
  • Equipment/Vehicle Operation 
  • Environmental Concerns of the Utility Industry
  • Climbing & Working in Elevated Work Sites 
  • Utility/Line Mechanic Lab
  • Workplace First Aid/CPR/AED

Second Year

  • English or Applied Communications
  • Specialty Wiring
  • Intro. to Microcomputers 
  • Public Communications 
  • English or Technical Communications 
  • AC/DC Fundamentals
  • American Government Requirement
  • Poly-Phase Metering 

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