Electrical Utility Technology, AAS

The electrical utility technology degree will prepare students for mid- level positions in the electric utility industry. Students who complete this program will develop a comprehensive understanding of the activities associated with electric utility line work, including circuit analysis, technical communication, heavy equipment operation, working with high voltage electricity, class A CDL license, first aid and CPR certifications, electrical transmission and distribution, and the safety aspects related to each. Students will engage in classroom and laboratory activities that will develop the basic technical skills necessary to obtain a position within the electric utility industry. 


Following the second semester, qualified students will complete a compensated 10-week (40 hours/week) evaluated field experience which is conducted May through August. Students must successfully complete FirstEnergy’s pre-employment screening prior to participating in the field experience.

Electrical Utility Technology, AAS

The college and FirstEnergy seek applicants for the Electrical Utility Technology Program. Interested candidates should start the application process one year before the intended start date. An information session is held every fall to outline the program as well as answer any questions.

Visit First Energy’s website and click on “Get Invited” to give the necessary information to be invited to this important information session. www.firstenergycorp.com/psi

Tuition, required books and lab fees are paid by FirstEnergy for qualified students.


For more information about the Electrical Utility Technology program, contact:

Becky Parker at Westmoreland – 724.925.4104 or parkerr@westmoreland.edu

LaMinda Nichols at First Energy – 724.830.5902 or lrnichols@firstenergycorp.com