Dec 01, 2021
This degree prepares students for employment in the electrical power production and transmission industry. The core of the degree provides a sound basis of mechanical technology, electrical theory, and automation control. There are also a number of electives that allow students to focus on electrical maintenance, mechanical maintenance, or plant/facility operation in the power utility industry.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Follow guidelines for safe operation and maintenance of various mechanical, electrical, and fluid power systems used in the power utility industry.
- Explain and show the skills to design and operate basic electrical, mechanical, and fluid power systems and to use industrial automation devices such as programmable logic controller devices to monitor their operation and performance.
- Apply various troubleshooting techniques for identification and correction of faults in electrical circuits, mechanical and high pressure fluid power systems, and control systems used in the power utility industry.
- Utilize knowledge and skills in mathematics, written and oral communication, and teamwork.
General Education Requirements (27 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (3 Credits)
Strongly Recommended: COM 115.
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (8 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Recommended: HIST 100 or PSC 101.
Special Program Requirements (33 Credits)
Core Requirements (22 Credits)
Digital Literacy Requirement (0-3 Credits)
Networking Literacy (3-4 Credits)