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Electrical Power Technician

Both entry-level and experienced personnel begin the Electrical Power Technician program with pre-technical mathematics and measurement courses. The print-based curriculum continues with theoretical grounding and principles of electricity and electronics to develop a working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of all types of machinery and equipment used in power plants.

For your convenience, you can customize the courseware to suit a wide range of utilities positions, such as Transformer, Mechanic, Transmission Technician, Instrumentation Technician, Electric Control Designer, and Electronics and Instrumentation Specialist. Optional cross training and skill development courses are also included.

Combining the curriculum with on-the-job training gives your employees the expertise and confidence they need. They'll be able to:

  • Perform calculations using algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Understand the principles, components, and measuring instruments associated with AC and DC electricity.
  • Understand the operation and control of the common motors and generators found in utilities
  • Differentiate between distribution and power transformers by construction and application.
  • Discuss the application of protective relays to protect motors, generators, buses, and transformers.
  • Describe the methods used to regulate the voltage of distribution systems.
  • Work with electrical quantities such as voltage, current, and resistance as they apply to electronic circuits.
  • Select the proper type of test equipment for a particular electronic application.
  • Discuss the operation of electronic systems such as microprocessors and servo and control systems as used in industry.

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Electrical Power Technician course list below.

Electrical Power Technician Course List

Electronics Skills and Applications for Utilities

1,300 hours (excluding videos and optional lab experiments)

Number of Exams: 151.

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