Electric Utility Technology (also known as the Power Systems Institute [PSI]) is a contractual program with FirstEnergy. Courses are offered through Pierpont Community & Technical College and the EUTP Practice courses I-IV are provided by FirstEnergy. The curriculum provides students with a variety of educational activities and experiences that will prepare them for mid-level positions in the electric utility industry as line workers or substation electricians.
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- Demonstrate the skills, professional values, and ethics necessary to function in a line worker or substation electrician position in the electric utility industry
- Demonstrate effective communication with customers and co-workers
- Demonstrate the ability to perform basic mechanical, electrical, and construction activities to support an electrical distribution system
- Implement safe work practices during all on-the-job and off-the-job activities
Graduates of the Electric Utility Technology program may accept positions such as: electric utility line worker, cableman, electrical utility foreman, electrical line supervisor, electrical line contractor, substation electrician.
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- First-time students must be admitted to Pierpont Community & Technical College. High school transcripts or GED documents must by on file with Pierpont by August 1.
- Transfer students must be admitted to Pierpont Community & Technical College and submit official transcripts from other institutions.
- All students must be academically eligible for college level math and English. Academic eligibility may be established with ACT, SAT, COMPASS or other approved placement scores. Placement testing must be completed by May 22. - WAIVED FOR FALL 2021.
- All students must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
- All students are subject to a background screening for criminal and driving records conducted by FirstEnergy.
- All students are subject to a physical capabilities test administered by FirstEnergy.
- All students are subject to a Department of Transportation CDL physical and provide a copy of the Medical Examiner's Certificate to First Energy.
- All students must meet all hands-on training requirements as part of FirstEnergy’s selection process.
- All students must complete an interview with FirstEnergy.
- This program does not support part-time attendance.