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    May 28, 2023  
2021-22 RACC Student Catalog 
2021-22 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electric Utility Technology, AAS

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STEM Division

This program is offered in partnership with FirstEnergy Service Company. It prepares students for potential employment as a line or substation worker in electric and related utility industries. Students gain knowledge and skills in DC/AC electricity, electrical circuits, electrical control wiring, wiring systems, transformers, power generation, and power distribution. In addition to classroom and laboratory instruction students also participate in hands-on training at a local FirstEnergy electric utility company training facility. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be more employable and may command a higher starting wage rate than the typical entry-level employee in the utility industry. Completion does not guarantee employment with FirstEnergy. Enrollment in the program is restricted by a selection process conducted by FirstEnergy Service Company.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective technical writing skills.
  • Demonstrate work practices that comply with OSHA and safety guidelines for the electric utility industry.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of various hand tools used in the electrical utility industry.
  • Operate equipment used in the maintenance and repair of electric utility systems.
  • Obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or other appropriate industrial truck operation certification.
  • Troubleshoot faults in both above ground and underground circuits or substation systems.
  • Repair deenergized and energized circuits as appropriate to line or substation work.

Program Guide

To Learn More About FirstEnergy’s Power Systems Institute, Visit:

Interested Students Must Attend an Information Session. Sign Up to Attend a Session at:

Total Credits=63

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