Electrical Power Distribution Overview
Interested in an outdoor career? Like the thought of climbing structures and troubleshooting electrical problems? CVTC offers a one-year Electrical Power Distribution program. This program is quick, the tuition is reasonable, and the earning potential is strong. Electrify your future!
In CVTC’s Electrical Power Distribution courses you will:
- Study and apply fundamentals of electrical theory
- Install powerline equipment such as: fuses, circuit breakers, transformers, and lightning arresters
- Operate hydraulic equipment such as: a bucket and digger derrick, digger/derrick truck, and trencher/backhoes
- Climb distribution and transmission structures
- Build and maintain overhead and underground power lines
- Tie rope knots and make rope splices
- Perform hotline maintenance
You will gain the following skills:
- Apply electrical theory
- Use protective equipment
- Operate hydraulic equipment
- Maintain power lines
- Perform hotline maintenance
- Perform first aid, CPR, and AED
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Electrical Power Distribution
Financial Aid Eligible
Brink Constructors, Inc.
Higher Power, LLC
Missouri Valley JATC
Riverland Energy Cooperative
Zielie's Tree Services
CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
Our recent Electrical Power Distribution graduates reported an average starting salary of $60,601.
95% of our recent Electrical Power Distribution graduates got a job in the industry.
There are 25 job openings in the CVTC district for the Electrical Power Distribution industry.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Electrical Power Distribution program.
Basic Line Construction Lab
This course introduces the student to power line construction techniques including staking/overhead line design, overhead structure specifications, overhead distribution line construction, and stringing/sagging overhead line conductors.
Electric Line Apparatus
This course introduces the student to electrical power line apparatus such as; over current equipment, voltage regulators, and kilowatt hour meters.
Advanced Line Construction Lab
Students will learn and use advanced levels of topics such as; aerial climbing, rope knots and splices, electrical connectors, electrical test equipment, as well as hand tools.
I learned early in life that I couldn’t work inside. I had friends and family in the electric power industry and they inspired me to do this. It’s something I wanted to do most of my life.
Electrical Power Distribution Student
Related Programs & Certificates
Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
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