Electrical Power Engineering Technician

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Why choose Electrical Power Engineering Technician?

  • Learn the skills needed to help maintain the infrastructure and health of the nation’s fossil, hydro, and nuclear energy systems.
  • A great career for those who are curious about science and have the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Today’s electrical power engineering technicians are driving innovation, making it possible for the greater use of wind, solar, and other new generating technologies—and ensuring the need for skilled technicians into the future.
The “wires side” or “grid” of the power industry is a complex network of equipment and cabling that effectively delivers electrical power from generators to homes and businesses. Thankfully, power outages are rare, but they are painful reminders of our reliance on electricity—and they would happen much more frequently if not for skilled technicians.

Program Locations

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494

What You'll Learn

Unique in the Wisconsin Technical College System, Mid-State’s Electrical Power Engineering Technician program prepares graduates to maintain vital energy systems that harness fossil, hydro, and nuclear energy sources.

You’ll learn the principles of high-voltage energy transmission and how to analyze instrument readings. You also learn how to locate equipment, design wiring layouts, route new power lines, specify materials, troubleshoot equipment and systems, and much more. You’ll gain hands-on experience operating a bucket truck and take field trips to electrical power generation facilities, dispatch centers, substations, and motor repair facilities.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2021/2022 academic calendar year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $9,633.56
  • Books: $2,356.95
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $360.00
  • Total Estimated Cost: $12,350.51

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.

Term: 1
Catalog# Title Credits
10605120 Electrical Power Science 3.00
10605105 Electrical Circuits I 3.00
10801136 English Composition I 3.00
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10623106 Intro to AutoCAD 1.00
10103123 Excel-Beginning 1.00
10623115 Intro to Engineering 1.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
Catalog# Title Credits
10605110 Electrical Circuits II 3.00
10605115 Semiconductor Technology 3.00
10605122 Electrical Power Generation 3.00
  • Speech 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
-or- 10801198 Speech 3.00
10804196 Trigonometry with Applications 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 3
Catalog# Title Credits
  • General Physics 1 4.00
10806143 College Physics 1 3.00
-or- 10806154 General Physics 1 4.00
10605117 Automation 1 - Beginning PLC 3.00
10605125 Electrical Power Distribution 3.00
10605127 Electrical Machines 3.00
10804195 College Algebra with Applications 3.00
(15-16 Credits)
Term: 4
Catalog# Title Credits
10605124 Electrical Power Transmission 3.00
10605170 Electrical Power System Protective Relaying 3.00
  • Developmental Psychology 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
-or- 10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
10999999 Elective 3.00
  • Intro to American Government 3.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
-or- 10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
(15 Credits)
(61-62 Credits)



Joe earned his master’s degree from UW–Madison and is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the State of Colorado. His work experience includes automating gas, steam, and hydraulic turbine-driven generators. To keep his skills fresh and industry connections current, he works part-time for an engineering firm reviewing arc flash study reports for industrial customers.

“Mid-State’s small class sizes allow me to more effectively communicate with students. Recognizing the student’s ‘aha’ moment is rewarding.”


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  • Power Plant Operator
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"My degree from Mid-State gave me the knowledge and skills I needed to start a career in the challenging field of power generation."


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