The Energy Utility Technology Certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the electrical and/or gas utility industry. The energy industry has forecast a strong need for technologically literate employees in the next several years for positions such as overhead and underground line workers, meter workers, and substation maintenance personnel. The program includes courses that provide students with an introduction to the energy industry; knowledge of direct and alternating current circuits; generation, transmission and distribution of electricity; industrial safety; and computer applications. In addition, students will gain hands-on experience through a practicum in the second semester.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:
- Enter the electrical utility workforce in an entry-level position.
- Enter the gas utility workforce in an entry-level position.
- Advance through utility specific training.
- Transfer into the QCC General Studies - Energy Utility Technology Option associate degree program.