2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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EL 010 Line Electrician Field Practicum I 5 cr.  (0-0-15)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the program.

This course provides introductory elevated outdoor work-site field experiences related to electrical power distribution and transmission. Climbing, rigging, pole setting, pole framing, guying and conductor installation will be stressed. A strong focus will be placed on industry recognized safe work procedures. In addition, safe operation of bucket and digger/derrick trucks will be emphasized. Students will also develop an understanding of the requirements and necessary skills to obtain a Class A CDL.

EL 011 Fundamentals of Electricity 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in EL 013.
An orientation to the principles of electricity, definition of terms and the fundamentals of current flow in series, parallel and compound circuits.
EL 012 Introduction to Line Electrician Safety 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: Contact department for information
This course introduces students to the general safety rules used in the electrical power distribution industry. Applications of safety polices, personal responsibility, accident reporting procedures and the safe use of various tools will be covered.
EL 013 Electrical Formulas 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in EL 011.
A thorough coverage of the formulas and current/voltage relationships used in the electrical power transmission field.
EL 015 Professional Truck Driving I 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall

This course provides introductory training related to the safe operation and use of commercial vehicle and other equipment commonly used in the electrical power distribution and transmission systems industry to obtain a commercial driver license (CDL).

EL 020 Electrician Field Practicum II 6 cr.  (0-0-18)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: EL 010.

The course provides advanced elevated outdoor work-site field experiences related to electrical power transmission. Complex wiring operations will be completed on various elevated work sites including poles and towers. Students will also continue to develop an understanding of the requirements and necessary skills to obtain a Class A CDL.

EL 021 Applied Electricity for Linepersons 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: EL 011 and EL 013.
This course builds on the student’s understanding of basic electrical principles and electrical formulas. Topics covered include single and three-phase power and complex circuits.
EL 022 Advanced Line Electrician Safety 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: Contact department for information
  • Prerequisites: EL 012.
This course covers electrical right-of-way maintenance, generating stations, overhead lines, protective equipment, underground lines and substations. First aid and response procedures are covered.
EL 023 Line Electrician Career Seminar 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: EL 014.
This course prepares the student for entry into the electrical power distribution career field along with covering customer relations, telephone usage, and interpersonal communications.
EL 025 Professional Truck Driving II 1 cr.  (1-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: EL 015.

This course provides students information about personal health and driving, public and employer relations, and how to document an accident or injury.  Students will also take practice CDL exams to prepare them for the state test.