Degree Overview

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 pro- gram 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 theory of three phase power, protective relaying, power transformers, high voltage breakers, electrical utilities systems and documentation.

Included Certificates:

Engineering Technology Support Specialist, Technical Certificate (18 credits)

Program Manager

Robert (Bob) Seigworth
Email: SeigworR@LSSC.EDU

Bob Seigworth joined LSSC in 2014. Bob began work in the energy industry in 1977 with Florida Power Corporation. He has worked in substation construction and maintenance for 13 years and in system protection and control for the other 24 years. He left Duke Energy in 2014 to oversee and develop the Energy Technology Programs. Bob lives in Summerfield with his wife Sue and has seven children and three grandchildren.

Degree Snapshot

  • Total Program Credit Hours: 60
  • Offered Fully Online: No
  • Offered Partially Online: Yes
  • Program Base Camp: Sumter Center
  • Special Accreditation: Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)
  • Typical Starting Positions: Assistant Relay Technician, Substation Apprentice, Engineering Technologist
  • Starting Salary: $20.61/hr.  Data Source
  • Job Growth in Area through 2026: 6.8% Data Source