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Electrical Utility Worker - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.15813

The degree program is designed to prepare you for jobs in the Electrical Utility field. The Electrical Utility Substation Advanced Certificate program trains you for the duties and tasks required to repair and maintain an electrical utility substation. Completion of this program may preempt apprenticeship hours in the Substation/Electrical Utility field.

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG 1133Technical Communication ______________
OR ______________
ENG ---(3)Any Approved College Composition I Course AND ______________
ENG ---(3)Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
OR ______________
OAT 151(3)Business Communication I AND ______________
OAT 152(3)Business Communication II ______________
LW 220W1Lifelong Wellness AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW 223W(2)Wellness in Technical Trades ______________
OR ______________
LW ---(2)Any 2 Credit LW Course ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
COM 114W3Interpersonal Communication ______________
SKDR 1013Blueprint Reading ______________
SKEL 1032OSHA Safety and Michigan Electrical Laws ______________
SKEL 1042Electric Substation Worker Orientation ______________
SKET 1002Electrical Calculations ______________
SKET 1102DC Circuits ______________
SKET 1202AC Circuits ______________
SKET 1303Conventional Controls ______________
SKET 1323Power Distribution ______________
SKET 1342Transformers ______________
SKET 1362Grounding ______________
SKET 1382Over-Current Protection ______________
SKET 2104Introduction to Electronics ______________
SKMT 1612Industrial Rigging and Safety ______________
SKMT 2203Hydraulics and Pneumatics I ______________
SKTR 181W4Machine Tools I ______________
SKWL 1033Introduction to Plasma, Carbon Arc, and Fuel Gas Cutting ______________
SKWL 1043Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding ______________

Students must complete at least 6 elective credits.

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
Any additional SKEL or SKET courses that are not listed in Core Courses (above). ______________

64/65Total Credits Required


1 - In addition to the program requirements, utility companies in general require that applicants have a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a CDL license, pass a drug screening test, and not be a convicted felon. See
2 - ENG 113 is preferred but credit may be earned in other approved College Composition II courses.
3 - Student is responsible for purchasing flame retardant smock, eyeglasses with shield, hardhat, and leather work boots for the SKEL 104 orientation course.
4 - The Lineworker portion of the Electrical Utility program was inactivated effective Spring 2011. Students meeting validation requirements, per the 2010/11 catalog, may be able to complete program requirements, Lineworker Level I, through transfer courses. Transfer credits are subject to program requirements as found on page 74 of the 2010/11 Delta College Catalog. Additionally, students seeking to complete this degree must also fulfill all Basic Requirements found on page 114 of the 2010/11 Delta College Catalog. The 2010/11 Delta College Catalog is available for viewing at: Students not maintaining continuous enrollment will need to meet with Counseling/Advising & Career Services to initiate a catalog year waiver prior to submitting a graduation application.
5 - A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in all core courses.

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