Electrical Power Distribution

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/electrical-power-distribution/

Program Number: 31-413-2
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam
This program is eligible for financial aid

Climb to new heights in your career with a one-year Electrical Power Distribution technical diploma at Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Reach new heights in the diverse and exciting field of Electrical Power Distribution. Students in this one-year program get theoretical and hands-on training in all phases of power line construction and maintenance. Individuals must be comfortable working at varying heights during extreme weather conditions. Good eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity are required to be successful.

What You'll Learn

Students gain knowledge about the workings of electrical power systems. Preparing to work as power linemen, students demonstrate the required physical skills needed with hands-on training in the field. Graduates of the program are prepared to use both hands to perform pole work and construct various electrical distribution systems. Students learn safety standards and how they apply to work activities and operating equipment associated with electrical distribution needs.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

Additional Information

Students must purchase a tool kit for this program (approximately $1,500). A field experience day is held in fall and/or spring to give applicants an opportunity to learn about careers, job opportunities and endurance expectations and to experience pole climbing. A clean driving record is required for employment in this field.

Students will need a fed med (Federal Medical) qualified physical as well as a fed med (Federal Medical) card prior to beginning the program, unless students already possess a CDL upon entering the program.

CPR/First Aid certification are required components of the program that students will receive.

Students will obtain OSHA 30 certification thru completion of the Safety Applications for Utilities 1 course (469-347 Safety Applications for Utilities 1).

All 413-xxx EPD courses are restricted to EPD program students.

Students will get all the related details during their Field Day event.