Electrical Power Engineering Technician
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.
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 2020/2021 academic calendar year.
- Tuition & Fees: $9,504.53
- Books: $2,467.45
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $315.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $12,286.98
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid.
|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|
|10623115||Intro to Engineering||1.00|
|10605110||Electrical Circuits II||3.00|
|10605122||Electrical Power Generation||3.00|
|10804196||Trigonometry with Applications||3.00|
||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|
|10804195||College Algebra with Applications||3.00|
|10605124||Electrical Power Transmission||3.00|
|10605170||Electrical Power System Protective Relaying||3.00|
||10809198||Intro to Psychology||3.00|
||10809166||Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application||3.00|
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JOE SRODA, AAS, BS, MS
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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