Electric Power Utility Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Writing Skills II ENG095 3 ENG090
Foundations of Algebra MAT097 3 MAT093 or placement
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 Semester I 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 Semester II 3 ENG111
Group Dynamics PSY107 satisfies Area 2 Semester II 3
Intro to Mass Media VMA111 satisfies Area 3 Semester III 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Topics in Algebra and Trigonometry MAT193 satisfies Area 4 Semester I 3 MAT097 or placement
Intro to Physics PHY191 satisfies Area 5 Semester IV 4 MAT193
Humanities From Area 6 Semester IV 3
CONCENTRATION COURSES
DC Circuit Theory/Lab EPU101 Semester I 4 pre/co-req MAT193
Fundamentals of Single Phase and Polyphase Metering EPU151 Semester I 4 Acceptance in Program
Applications/Concepts CIT110 Semester I 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
AC Circuit Theory/Lab EPU104 Semester II 4 EPU101
Intro to Underground Operations EPU203 Semester II 4 Acceptance in Program
Electric Power/Utility Tech Internship EPU251 Summer I, Year I 3 EPU151 and EPU153 and PSY107 and ENG111
Principles of Management MAN111 Semester III 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement
Intro to Substation Operations EPU205 Semester III 4 Acceptance in Program
Power and Distribution Systems EPU257 Semester III 3 EPU104
Intro to Engineering/Lab ENR101 Semester IV 4 MAT193
Intro to Overhead Linework EPU207 Semester IV 4 Acceptance in Program
Total Credits 62

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Career Outlook

Based on a student’s grades, skills, and attitude, employment opportunities exist with NSTAR or an NSTAR qualified contractor upon graduation. Current starting hourly wage is $20-30 per hour and overtime is also compensated. NSTAR offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including health and dental care, life insurance, 401K plan (including company matching program), as well as continuing education reimbursement.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate practiced and acquired skills while working at NSTAR in a variety of electrical and gas fields.
  • Use a computer to access data and information.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Obtain licenses from NSTAR.

Students will earn the following certifications:

  • OSHA 30 Certification.
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • CDL Pre-trip Training.
  • DL Class A Drivers License.
  • D.O.T. Medical Certification.
  • Certification in Natural Gas Technology.
  • NSTAR Hoisting License.