This course instructs students in proper and safe skills to climb wooden structures.
Students learn about electricity theory, Ohm's Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, and series/parallel circuits, including direct current and alternating current. This course also covers inductance, capacitance, and single-phase transformers.
This course acquaints students with tools, equipment, basic rope knots, and splices.
Students study permanent magnet induction and synchronous ac generators while learning diagnosis and troubleshooting skills.
This course acquaints students with the use of hand tools, hand signals, basic wiring techniques, pole setting, framing, and the use of digger-derrick equipment. Students also learn to identify electrical apparatus. NOTE: The co-requisite UTIL 1030 can be taken concurrently or have previously been completed.
This course introduces students to URD systems, underground cables, and apparatus. Students learn various termination techniques and construct a model URD system in the lab.
This course includes principles of electromagnetic induction, use and application of transformers, banking of transformers, maintenance, testing, and proper connection of transformers.
This course covers the application of transformer banks, metering systems, and watt-hour meters. It studies the specifications and relationship to delivery systems for supplying various voltages.
Students study the specific application of stand-by and emergency power generation. This course covers theory and diagnostic applications.
This course includes stringing and sagging wire, dead ends, anchoring, guying, clipping in, and splicing of overhead conductors. Students become certified in Red Cross-standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
This course includes the design and construction of overhead distribution systems involving staking and layout of lines using the National Electrical Code, National Safety Code, and construction specifications.
This is an on-site field participation in the construction of overhead distribution systems using techniques previously studied.
This course studies utilizing proper tools and equipment and techniques for maintenance of overhead and underground distribution systems using designated specifications to gain practical field experiences.
This course emphasizes construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting of underground distribution systems, including trenching and termination and primary and secondary cables.
This course covers substation equipment, voltage regulation, substation voltage systems, switching, and substation maintenance.
This course covers single-phase and three-phase metering, current transformers, potential transformers, primary and secondary metering, kvar metering, and load control.
This is a supervised work experience for ten weeks and is normally a Summer quarter activity following the completion of the UTIL coursework. Students submit regular reports while employed at an electrical utility or industrial plant. Students must have a Class A, O restriction CDL to participate in an internship. Based on state guidelines, students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.