Utility Line

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2012-2013 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in utility line. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 78 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 63 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
UTIL 1010 Concepts of Electricity I
Fundamentals of electrical theory and electrical components in DC circuits. Includes explanation and understanding of resistive circuit analysis using Ohm's law, circuit diagrams, and the proper operation of basic test equipment.
4
UTIL 1020 Concepts of Electricity I Lab
Application of the fundamentals of electrical theory and electrical components in DC circuits. Lab includes demonstration and explanation of resistive loads in DC circuits, proper use of electrical test equipment, safety rules and procedures when working with electricity, and following circuit diagrams.
1
UTIL 1030 Line Construction I
Study of the use of equipment, materials, and specifications for construction of various distribution systems. Proper and safe climbing techniques are a major element in the application of line construction.
4
UTIL 1040 Line Construction I Lab
Application of fundamentals learned in the classroom regarding pole climbing, digger derrick set-up and operation, single phase overhead line construction including pole setting, plumbing, tamping, and learning basic tools of the trade.
3
UTIL 1100 Commercial Drivers License
Includes all aspects of classroom instruction pertaining to the written portion of the commercial drivers license test as is now required by the electrical utility industry for those operating utility-owned trucks on public roadways and to meet state and federal requirements. Valid drivers license required. UTIL majors only or permission of instructor.
1
UTIL 1110 Commercial Drivers License Lab
Lab experience for UTIL 1100. Involves the practical application of driving tractor trailer to meet the requirements of the State of Nebraska DOT Class A or A-O restriction CDL. Upon completion of this course, state testing for a commercial drivers license Class A will be done. Valid drivers license and CDL learners permit required. UTIL majors only or permission of instructor.
1
UTIL 1140 Line Construction II
Advanced study of the use of equipment, materials and specifications for the construction of various distribution systems. Proper, safe and advanced climbing techniques are a major element in the application of advanced line construction.
4
UTIL 1150 Line Construction II Lab
Application of the fundamentals learned in the classroom of single phase and three phase line construction. Lab includes setting poles, attaching hardware, guying and anchoring, underground electrical systems both primary and secondary, conductors, and single phase transformer installation.
3
UTIL 1240 Concepts of Electricity II
Fundamentals of electrical theory and electrical components in AC circuits. Includes explanation and understanding of resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers and how they affect the flow of alternating current.
4
UTIL 1250 Concepts of Electricity II Lab
Application of the fundamentals of electrical theory and electrical components in DC and AC circuits. Lab includes demonstration and experiments containing resistors, inductors, capacitors, and transformers in both AC and DC circuits, proper use of electrical test equipment, safety rules and procedures when working with electricity, and following circuit diagrams.
1
UTIL 1260 Ropes and Riggings
Proper use and handling of ropes and related hardware in line construction. Includes care of ropes, determination of strengths and types, and knots. UTIL majors only.
1
UTIL 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. Satisfactory completion of first year Utility Line program with all required classes and a minimum 2.0 GPA. Must have and maintain a valid Class A-O Restriction Commercial Drivers License.
8
HLTH 1710 First Aid
Study and application of the principles and techniques involved in the administration of first aid. Deals with prevention of accidents and emergency care and treatment including CPR that can be given until the services of a doctor are available.
2
UTIL 2200 Electrical Apparatus Theory
The theory, operation, application and safety of electrical equipment throughout the distribution system will be presented.
6
UTIL 2210 Electrical Apparatus Lab
Practical field experience in the construction and maintenance of a distribution system including the installation of electrical equipment commencing at the substation and terminating at the customer's premises.
6
UTIL 2240 Utility Occupational Procedures
Safety of personnel, record keeping procedures, and conducting safety meetings for a safe and efficient operation of an electric utility will be implemented.
1
UTIL 2400 Operations of the Electric Utility
Advanced record keeping which will include accident investigation and reporting, operation practices, customer relations, and safety meetings will be utilized for a safe and efficient operation of a utility.
2
UTIL 2420 Line Construction III
Advanced theory and techniques of line construction and maintenance requirements will be presented. Techniques and theory of high voltage tools and equipment as well as application of rubber gloving techniques for working on energized high voltage lines will be presented and discussed. Theory and development for the use of primary and secondary underground cable as well as underground specifications are presented, and also theory and techniques of field engineering.
5
UTIL 2430 Line Construction III Lab
Extensive practical field experience in the use of high voltage tools and equipment, rubber gloving procedures and equipment, along with use of digger and aerial trucks for the construction and maintenance requirement of high voltage power lines. Practical field experience will be gained in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution systems. Trencher and backhoe equipment will be used for the installation of primary and secondary underground cable in a field situation.
6

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 6 Credit Hours

must meet math requirement for program of study
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Applied Mathematics I
Begins development of math skills for success in specific vocational and technical fields with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods using a scientific calculator and graphing. The major topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas. Designed for students in building construction, drafting, electrician, industrial maintenance, utility line, and welding or machinist.
3
MATH 1060 Applied Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1020 developing skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry for success in specific vocational and technical fields. Numerical methods presented in MATH 1020 are supplemented by geometric methods. Use of a scientific calculator still plays a prominent role in the course. The topics to be covered include algebraic operations and properties, equations and formulas, graphing, geometry and constructions, and trigonometry.
3

Science or Technology 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
UTIL 1280 Computer Literacy
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers with Windows operating system. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents. UTIL majors only.
2

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1040 Personal Finance
This course covers the basic principles needed for effective personal financial management including the practical applications of money management, budgeting, taxes, credit, insurance, housing, investments, and retirement planning.
3

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