Focuses on the operation and maintenance of substations and switchyards, identifies commonly used equipment, and the roles and responsibilities of field personnel. Students should be able to identify and apply safe work practices, identify various equipment including power transformers, circuit breakers, system controls, and substation batteries. Students should be able to follow a schematic diagram and identify sequence functions (normal and abnormal conditions). Students should also be able to identify safety tools and personal protective equipment necessary to perform daily tasks and troubleshoot potential hazards.
- Create an operating sequence for isolating, testing and inspection of various substation switchyard equipment.
- Identify the various types of transformers used in a substation and their purpose in electrical power distribution.
- Identify safe isolation for work and maintenance of substation switchyard equipment, and explain how they can be isolated utilizing appropriate test equipment.
- Draw an electrical power flow diagram, including how electricity is distributed from source to load, including line protective devices.
- Define the concepts of lock-out, switching, and tagging, and the proper documentation needed when working on high voltage equipment.
- Identify schematic diagram symbols and proper sequence for normal and alternate configurations and troubleshoot various abnormal results.
Substation Operator and Electrical Maintenance Journeyman Apprenticeship Program provided by energy systems corporations and/or independent contractors.
High Voltage Electrical and Physical Hazards (shock, falling/tripping). All personal protective equipment (safety glasses, gloves, steel toe boots, fire retardant clothing, insulating tools, etc.) must be properly utilized to prevent injury, exposure, and/or death.
Students must apply for entry into the Power and Trades Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship: Assistant Substation Operator and Electrical Maintenance Journeyman certificate. Applications to the program are available in the School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development Office. Students undecided of which Pre-Apprenticeship program they may be interested in should select the Power and Trades Pathways Core Certificate and meet with a subject matter expert in the School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development.
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|BLDE-100: Energy Industry Fundamentals||4.00|
|CIMMT-102: Hand and Power Tools||1.00|
|ENT-124: Construction Blueprint Reading||2.00|
|ENT-269: Energy Technology Project Management||2.00|
|HPEA-117: Strength Training and Physical Conditioning I||2.00|
|TAFD-125: Industrial Safety Awareness with First Aid||3.00|
|TAMA-110: Industrial Applications of Basic Mathematical Principles||2.00|
Electricity: Complete one:
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|BLDE-282: Substation Operation and Maintenance||3.00|
Power Distribution: Complete one: