Degree Overview

The Electrical Distribution Technology, Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree prepares students with a wide range of knowledge and functional skills for careers as line workers in the electric utility industry. Students will develop a high level of technological competency, analytical problem solving, teamwork skills, and responsibility to prepare them for a safe and successful career.

This hands-on program takes what students learn in the classroom and applies it in field situation training. Work groups are routinely assigned tasks to complete in the field using heavy equipment and tools. Students are expected to demonstrate that they can successfully plan and complete a given work assignment with limited assistance.

Included Certificates:

Program Manager

Dr. Chris Sargent

Degree Snapshot

  • Total Program Credit Hours: 60
  • Offered Fully Online: No
  • Offered Partially Online: Yes
  • Program Base Camp: Sumter Center
  • Typical Starting Position: Electrical Utility Line Groundman
  • Average Starting Salary: $15.82/hr. Data Source
  • Job Growth in Area through 2026: 3.7% Data Source