• Electrical Distribution Technology (708.2)
    Associate of Science


    This program is delivered in partnership between Duquesne Light and CCAC and is held at the Duquesne Light location in the Woods Run Complex on New Beaver Avenue, Pittsburgh. Students interested in the Electrical Distribution Technology program should review the selection criteria, at www.duquesnelight.com/careers and enter requisition ID 8341. 

    Also see Electrical Distribution Technology (702.1).

    The Electrical Distribution Technology program is an Associate of Science degree program that prepares students for an entry-level position in the electrical utility industry. Students will work as maintenance/installation technicians on electrical distribution 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.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Install and maintain primary and secondary phase conductors for both residential and commercial consumers.
    2. Develop skills for troubleshooting and repairing electrical distribution systems.
    3. Identify State and Federal regulations, including safety procedures, in the electrical distribution industry.
    4. Apply safety procedures in all aspects of electrical distribution systems.
    5. Communicate effectively and appropriately with management and a diverse customer base.

    To graduate in the Electrical Distribution Technology program, students must obtain a commercial driver’s license. Drug screening is required to comply with job safety standards.

    The Electrical Distribution Technology program is open to all students meeting program admission criteria. The program, developed with Duquesne Light, is scheduled based on industry need. Applicants must attend an orientation session and successfully complete a forty (40) hour basic wood pole climbing course prior to enrollment into the certificate program.

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


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     Announcements will be posted to the web when the program resumes. Please visit www.duquesnelight.com/careers  if you are interested in the program.

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    EDT-103Overhead Lineworker Maintenance 15
    EDT-105Overhead Lineworker Maintenance 25
    EDT-107Compliance and Safety Training3
    EDT-109Basic Electricity3
    Total Credits: 16

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    EDT-203 Overhead Lineworker Maintenance 34
    EDT-204Underground System Maintenance3
    EDT-205EDT-205 - Basic Substation Maintenance3
    EDT-206Meter Training3
    EDT-207AC Power3
    Total Credits: 16

    Summer Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    EDT-220Electrical Distribution Technology Internship 13
    Total Credits: 3

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-115Introduction to Information Technology3
    ENG-101English Composition 13
    MAT-191Mathematics for the Industries 3
    SPH-101Oral Communication3
    Total Credits: 12

    Fourth Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    ENG-103 Technical Communications3
    PHY-100Basic Physics4
    PSY-116 Organizational Psychology3
     General Elective
    These courses are sometimes called unspecified electives. Consult an advisor.
    Total Credits: 13
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 60