Electrical Power Distribution/ Line Mechanic

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-413-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August

About the Program

DESCRIPTION

Help keep the power on – this program prepares you for entry-level electrical line worker positions in industry. Although completion of this program does not substitute for an electrical apprenticeship, it does offer the basic knowledge needed to begin working for some electrical utilities, contractors and in related trades.

Some graduates use the training as a step toward apprenticeship. Other positions available to graduates include electrical line worker, substation electrician and electrician cable installer.

Additional program details: Skills and aptitudes necessary for success in the program are good physical strength, manual dexterity and the ability to climb without fear of heights. Normal vision, including color perception, is important. Commercial driver’s license eligibility is recommended.


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Electrical Power Distribution/ Line Mechanic

Help keep the power on – this program prepares you for entry-level electrical line worker positions in industry. Although completion of this program does not substitute for an electrical apprenticeship, it does offer the basic knowledge needed to begin working for some electrical utilities, contractors and in related trades.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ELECTY-318 Electrical Power Distribution 1A ‡ 5
(1) ELECTY-319 Electrical Power Distribution 1B ‡ 4
(1) ELECTY-320 Electrical Principles and Applied Math 1 ‡ 4
(1) ELECTY-321 Line Mechanic Rescue and Safety ‡ 2
(2) ELECTY-322 Electrical Power Distribution 2A ‡ 5
(2) ELECTY-323 Electrical Power Distribution 2B ‡ 4
(2) ELECTY-324 Electrical Principles and Applied Math 2 ‡ 4
(2) ENG-340 Workplace Communication 2
TOTAL CREDITS 30

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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Program Outcomes

  • Apply electrical theory
  • Construct overhead electrical distribution systems
  • Disassemble overhead electrical distribution systems
  • Construct underground electrical distribution systems
  • Disassemble underground electrical distribution systems
  • Construct overhead electrical transmission system
  • Disassemble overhead electrical transmission system
  • Maintain electrical systems

Career Outlook

Industry requires electrical line workers to construct and maintain overhead electric transmission and distribution systems; work on energized and de-energized circuits; install and remove line equipment, street lights, poles and anchors; and perform wiring working from a pole, ladder, insulated aerial basket or insulated work platform. Electrical line workers also operate various equipment including auger, derrick material handler, and articulated arm.

Some graduates use the training as a step toward a line worker apprenticeship.

Possible Careers

Electrician Cable Installer
Electrical Line Worker
Apprentice Line Worker
Substation Electrician
Meter Worker
Utility Line Locator Technician
Tree Trimmer
Wind Turbine Tech
Aerial Telecom Installer

Admission Requirements

Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license.

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Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 05/04/2020