Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Electrical Distribution Technology

At this time, CCAC is no longer accepting applications for the Duquesne Light Program. Announcements will be posted to the web when the program resumes.  Please call Duquesne Light at 412.393.7880 to provide your name to the database of those interested in the program.

 


The Electrical Distribution Program is an Associate of Science degree  program that prepares students for an entry-level position in the electric utility industry. Students will work as maintenance/installation technicians on electrical distributions systems and electrical substations. Graduates of the program will have had classroom, hands-on and on-the-job training in the electric utility industry that meets the requirements for an entry level position. The Electrical Distribution Technology program is open to all students meeting program admission criteria.

Upon completion of the program, student will install and maintain primary and secondary phase conductors for both residential and commercial consumers; develop skills for troubleshooting and repairing electrical distribution systems; and identify State and Federal regulations, including safety procedures, in the electrical distribution industry.

Students must complete the certificate in Electrical Distribution Technology program and take an additional 25 credits to obtain an associate's degree.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60

First Semester

Course #Course NameCredits

EDT-103

Overhead Lineworker Maintenance 1

5

EDT-105

Overhead Lineworker Maintenance 2

5

EDT-107

Compliance and Safety Training

3

EDT-109

Basic Electricity*

3

                      

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

EDT-203

Overhead Lineworker Maintenance 3

4

EDT-204

Underground System Maintenance

3

EDT-205

Basic Substation Maintenance

3

EDT-206

Meter Training

3

EDT-207

AC Power*

3

   

Total Credits

16

Summer

EDT-220

Summer Internship

3

                      

Total Credits

3

Third Semester

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

MAT-191

Mathematics for the Industries

3

CIT-115

Introduction to Information Technology 

3

                      

Total Credits

12

Fourth Semester

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

PSY-116

Organizational Psychology

3

PHY-100

Basic Physics

4

                      

General Elective

3

                      

Total Credits

13

* Evenings
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