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Electric Utility Substation Technology

at Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Electric Utility Substation Technology program curriculum includes extensive hands-on practice and theory in single and three phase metering, overcurrent and complex relaying, single-and-three phase transformers, regulators, capacitors, generation, transmission, distribution and many other subjects.

Career opportunities include installing and calibrating electrical watt-hour meters, planning and working in electrical substations, testing and installing high voltage and high current relays used in transmission and distribution lines, electrical dispatcher, or a power plant maintenance technician.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson 56143

Labor Market Information

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

  • Median wage: $33.46/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Wind Turbine Service Technicians

  • Median wage: $23.35/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

  • Median wage: $29.78/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu