Engineering Technology is a very high-demand applied technical field and typically involves the implementation and maintenance of energy, manufacturing, construction, or transportation systems. The Engineering Technology Substation and Relay Technology specialization degree program will prepare students for careers that involve a wide variety of technology processes. The program is comprised of two parts, the Engineering Support Specialist Certificate and the Engineering Substation and Relay Technology Specialization.

The Engineering Support Specialist is the general preparation for all engineering technologists and is comprised of courses in both theoretical and applied technical content. The common technical core consists of 18 semester hours of technical core courses from the following areas: instrumentation and measurement, manufacturing processes and materials, quality, computer-aided drafting, electronics, and safety. The total Associate in Science degree program consists of 60 credit hours.

The 18-credit hour technical core has been defined to align with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) skills standards. MSSC skill standards define the knowledge, skills, and performance needed by to- day’s frontline manufacturing workers. After completing this core and the General Education requirements, it is anticipated that students will be prepared to pass the MSSC Production Technician Certification.

The Engineering Technology Substation and Relay Technology Specialization program is specific to Lake-Sumter State College and is designed to place students into the role of a Substation and Protective Relay Technician in electrical utilities or co-generation facilities. The specialty core is comprised of 24 semester hours which includes specialization coursework covering the theory of three-phase power, protective relaying, power transformers, high voltage breakers, electrical utility systems, and documentation.

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