Energy Utility Technology
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Program Description

This certificate program is designed to fill a critical need for qualified entry level workers in the energy utility industry. Job opportunities exist for overhead and underground line workers, meter workers, field service technicians and sub-station maintenance workers.

The program requires completion of 30 credit hours of course work which may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. The full-time sequence is completed within two semesters, while the part-time sequence is completed within four (4) semesters. The evening program is designed for the part-time sequence only.

Students interested in becoming an overhead electrical line worker are required to take EL 173 Electric Power Overhead Construction (four credit hours), which is offered in the summers only.

Students interested in the natural gas industry should take in the second semester, OF 142 Business Communication as the Industry Approved Elective and an additional required course, IT 115 Technical Communications and Graphics.

Degree: Certificate
Hegis: 5317
Curriculum Code: 2249
Campus Location: North
Engineering and Technologies Division

Available at:

Career Opportunities/Further Education:
Electric Utilities
Gas Utilities
All courses apply to the AOS in Industrial Technology


Did You Know?

A significant number of courses have been renumbered as part of the State University of New York's policies which promote student mobility, through transfer of academic credit, to other SUNY institutions. All courses should be numbered at the 100-200 levels. The Listing Reference contains both the old and new numbers which should aid students in their choice of courses.


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