Power Utilities
BASIC ELECTRICAL CONCEPTS
PWR 101
7 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Fundamentals of direct current and alternating current circuits, components and devices. Includes power laboratory assignments. Concurrent enrollment in PWR 150. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 098 and MATH 090, or equivalent placement score. [GE]
CAREER EXPLORATION FOR THE POWER UTILITIES
PWR 150
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introduction to various technical career tracks available within the electric power industry. Topics include job responsibilities involved with careers in the power generation, electric transmission and distribution areas. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO THE POWER UTILITIES INDUSTRY
PWR 151
7 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to the electric power industry, its history and the development of our country's electric system. Students will learn about generation, transmission, and distribution or electric energy and the development of local, regional and national energy grids. Concurrent enrollment in PWR 152 required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PWR 101; and a grade of "C" or better in MATH 090 or placement in MATH 095. [GE]
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
PWR 152
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Introduction to the tools commonly used in the electric power utilities trades and safety practices in their operation. Activities will include tours to local utility facilities. Concurrent enrollment in PWR 151. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher in PWR 101 and MATH 098. [GE]
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
PWR 153
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introduction to the general safety practices and information employees need while working in any segment of the electrical industry. Materials will include federal safety regulations and safe operating practices in the technical crafts of the industry. Concurrent enrollment in PWR 151. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PWR 101 or MATH 098. [GE]
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS
PWR 154
7 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Examination of practical considerations and applications of the generation, transmission, and distribution systems of local, regional and national energy grids. Concurrent enrollment in PWR 155 and 156. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PWR 151, 152, and 153, ENGL 098 and MATH 090, or equivalent placement score. [GE]
PRINT READING FOR THE UTILITY INDUSTRY
PWR 155
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to electrical utility blueprint reading which defines the physical and electrical arrangements of equipment including power plants, substations, transmission lines, distribution lines and customer service facilities. These documents are developed by designers to guide construction of facilities and are used by operating personnel to maintain, repair and modify utility equipment. Concurrent enrollment in PWR 154, or consent of Instructional Unit. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PWR 151, or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM TROUBLE SHOOTING
PWR 156
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Electrical System Troubleshooting is a key skill required of many electrical craft personnel. The course includes analysis of circuit diagrams and assembly and troubleshooting of electric control systems. Concurrent enrollment in PWR 154. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in PWR 151. [GE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
PWR 199
1 - 6 Credits
198 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Written consent of the Power Utilites Program is required. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in PWR 154, PWR 155 and PWR 156. [GE]
ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEM PROTECTION
PWR 201
3 Credits
27 hours of lecture - 11 hours of lab
Basic electric utility protective relay systems beginning with electromechanical relays and advancing to modern microprocessor relays. Introduction to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems and revenue metering. Prerequisite: Completion of the Power Utilities Technology Certificate of Proficiency. Students with equivalent industry experience may enroll in the class with permission of the instructor. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS
PWR 280
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Course focuses on selected topics in Electronics. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [GE]