Substation Apprenticeship

  • SLCC Substation Apprentice Program
    SLCC Substation Apprentice Program
  • Transformer Testing
    Transformer Testing
  • Transformer Test Equipment
    Transformer Test Equipment
  • Substation Step Testing
    Substation Step Testing
  • Substation Classroom
    Substation Classroom

The Substation Apprenticeship program is designed to provide related technical instruction for students currently employed as apprentice substation technicians in the electric power industry. A substation technician constructs, maintains, and repairs substation facilities and equipment used to deliver electric power to customers. The program covers topics related to construction, maintenance, and operation of substations including:

  • AC and DC electrical theory
  • Safety protocols required when working with electricity
  • Transformer theory and transformer connections
  • Ropes and rigging
  • Grounding
  • Switchgear and metering
  • Working on energized lines

Courses

Substation Apprenticeship 1A

CESN 0111
This course is for substation apprentices. Students will learn about basic electricity, electrical safety, tool use, Ohm's Law and series circuits. The course also covers parallel, combination and DC...

Substation Apprenticeship 1B

CESN 0112
This course is for substation apprentices. Students will learn about reading electrical symbol diagrams; substations & switchyards; safety in transmission & distribution maintenance;...

Substation Apprenticeship 2A

CESN 0121
This course is for substation apprentices. Students will learn about safety in substations & switchyards; electromagnetic induction; high voltage AC power; transformers; reading electrical system...

Substation Apprenticeship 2B

CESN 0122
This course is for substation apprentices. Students will learn about distribution line safety; material handling bucket trucks; power transformer insulation resistor testing, turns ration testing,...

Substation Apprenticeship 3A

CESN 0231
This course is for substation apprentices. Students will learn about safety in substations & switchyards; circuit breakers; contact resistance testing; circuit breaker inspections, time travel...

Substation Apprenticeship 3B

CESN 0232
This course is for substation apprentices. Students will learn about bucket truck safety; capacitors & reactors; voltage regulators; relays 1 & 2; control equipment; high voltage terminations...

Substation Apprenticeship 4A

CESN 0241
This course is for substation apprentices. Students will learn about SF6 gas properties & handling; current transformer testing; vacuum bottle hi-pot testing; inferred conditioning monitoring;...

Substation Apprenticeship 4B

CESN 0242
This course is for substation apprentices. Students will learn about safety in transmission & distribution maintenance; use of electrical test equipment; distribution line safety; power...