This specialization teaches students how technicians install, modify, maintain, troubleshoot and repair overhead and underground electrical distribution systems. These systems are between a substation and the consumer. The systems include overhead lines, pole-top transformers, manholes, pad-mounted transformers and load-break disconnecting devices. Technicians are required to be certified to establish safe work clearances and switching to turn electricity off and on.
Applicable Utility Industry Job Titles
Line Workers - Overhead Lines
Overhead Transmission Supervisor
Line Workers - Underground Lines
Heavy Equipment Operators