Electrical Utility Technology, AAS



The electric 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. In addition, students will be required to participate in a 10-week, compensated field experience with FirstEnergy that supplements the learning process.

Electrical Utility Technology, AAS

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

The program includes technical course work in electrical fundamentals and circuit analysis, along with practical skills training and general education classes. Following the second semester, qualified students will complete a compensated 10-week (40 hours/week) evaluated field experience. Students must successfully complete FirstEnergy’s pre-employment screening prior to participating in the field experience which will be conducted May through August.

The college and FirstEnergy seek applicants for the Electrical Utility Technology Program.


For more information on the Electric Utility Technology program, contact: Lea Pizzutelli at 1.800.262.2103, extension 4086 or pizzutellil@westmoreland.edu; or contact LiMinda Nichols at FirstEnergy – 724.830.5902, or lrnichols@firstenergycorp.com.