2018-2019 Catalog

Utility Line Technician (UTAAS)

Award: Associate in applied science degree

Program location: Applied Technology Center

This degree prepares students to enter the power utility industry. The coursework instructs students in the theory and practical application to install and repair power lines; climb poles and towers; make transformer connections; and operate digger-derrick equipment, backhoes, trenchers, cable stringing equipment, and basket trucks.

Entrance into the Utility Line Technician program is determined by an application process. Contact an academic advisor or faculty member to acquire an application packet. Applications can also be completed online at https://www.mccneb.edu/Academic-Programs/Programs-of-Study/Applied-Technologies/Utility-Line/Application-Form-for-Admission.aspx

Graduation Requirements

General education 27.0
Major requirements 73.0-74.5
Total credit hours required 100.0-101.5          

General education requirements (27.0 credit hrs.)

Communications

English level I

4.5

English level II

4.5

See Communications course options

ENGL 1220 and ENGL 1240 are recommended.

Humanities/social sciences

Humanities/social sciences

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

Mathematics or Financial Literacy

4.5

Additional

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

OR

RDLS 1200College Success StrategiesONLINE

4.5

Major requirements for Utility Line Technician (73.0-74.5 credit hrs.)

DESL 131UCDL Training for Utility Line

3.5

UTIL 1010Pole ClimbingHYBRID

4.5

UTIL 1020Electricity IHYBRID

5.5

UTIL 1030Ropes, Rigging, and SafetyHYBRID

4.5

UTIL 1110Line Construction IHYBRID

5.5

UTIL 1240Underground Distribution Systems IHYBRID

5.5

UTIL 2020Transformer TheoryHYBRID

5.5

UTIL 2030Secondary Electrical SystemsHYBRID

4.5

UTIL 2110Line Construction IIHYBRID

5.5

UTIL 2210Overhead Distribution Systems IHYBRID

5.5

UTIL 2220Overhead Distribution Systems IIHYBRID

5.5

UTIL 2230Distribution Systems Maintenance

4.5

UTIL 2240Underground Distribution Systems IIHYBRID

4.5

EMSP 1010Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED

1.0

DESL 131U is waived for students who currently hold a valid Class A CDL license with 0 restriction.

EMSP 1010 is waived for students who currently hold a valid CPR card.

Select a minimum of 7.5 credit hrs. from the following courses:

ELTR 1210Residential Wiring

9.0

ELME 1212Motor and Machine Controls

9.0

INCT 1000Industrial Safety and Health

4.5

INCT 2050Problem-Solving

3.0

UTIL 2981Internship

8.0

See Curriculum Plan