Electric Power Technology

  • SLCC Poleyard
    SLCC Electric Power Technology Program
  • Reaching out on the pole
    Reaching Out
  • Day Class of 2012
    Day Class of 2012
  • Tools
    Tools
  • EPT Classroom
    EPT Classroom
  • Indoor Poleyard
    Indoor Poleyard
  • Class Photo
    Class Photo
  • Students in the Poleyard
    Students in the Poleyard
  • Students Climbing
    Students Climbing
  • On the Pole
    On the Pole
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day

The Electric Power Technology (EPT) program provides students with the core knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for entry-level positions in the electric industry. Traditionally, craft or technician positions of this nature require employees to complete an apprentice program. Apprenticeship programs meet the training needs of employees currently working in the industry. The EPT certificate program prepares those desiring employment in this critical industry by teaching the skills and understanding of what it takes to be an apprentice. Students who successfully complete this program will be equipped with superior entry-level skills for a variety of electric sector positions.

The EPT program includes much of the same training electric line-worker apprentices receive in the classroom. Although the program at SLCC does not replicate the same level of “on-the-job” training line-worker apprentices receive, the important core knowledge and skills are taught in the classroom and in the lab. In addition, SLCC students will be exposed to a wider spectrum of electric power technology topics and the accompanying career options they present so the student will be prepared for multiple career paths.

Prospective students should be prepared for the physical demands of the work of entry-level technician positions when considering program enrollment. Typical industry standards include passing a physical exam and demonstrating the ability to lift 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, working in confined spaces, and working at significant heights.

Courses

Electrical Distribution Systems

CESG 0441
The design and construction of electrical distribution systems will be covered in this course. Topics include substations; overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines; conductors and...

Electromechanical Systems

CESG 0620
This course studies devices and components that translate electrical energy into mechanical motion. Topics include DC and AC motors and controllers, servo motors, stepping motors, solenoids, linear...

Mathematics for the Energy Industry

CESG 0175
Students will learn the necessary math skills for application in the electrical industry. Content includes fundamental concepts of algebra, equations, and basic trigonometry that relates to industry...

Pole Climbing, Ropes and Rigging

CESG 0500
Students will learn to identify and implement the proper application of ropes, slings and rigging for electrical industry applications. Subjects include the care and maintenance of ropes and...

Print Reading

CESG 0600
An introductory course in electrical utility blueprint reading which defines the physical and electrical arrangements of equipment, and how it applies to power plants, substations, transmission lines...

Transformer Basics

CESG 0450
This course exposes students to transformer design and operation that emphasizes the installation and maintenance of transformer equipment. Subjects include: three phase transformers;...

Underground Distribution Systems

CESG 0630
This course is designed to introduce students to the design and construction of underground electrical distribution systems and the challenges that an underground structure presents. Students will be...