Industrial Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies

Power Systems Technology - CCL

Effective term: 
2019 Spring
Final term: 
2019 Spring
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Power Systems Technology program curriculum is designed to provide training for persons who desire the knowledge necessary to gain employment in the power generation and distribution industries.

Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, solid state devices, industrial motors and generators, power plant systems and their operation, power plant chemistry, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates of this program should qualify for a variety of careers in power generation and distribution fields as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Admission criteria

A high school diploma or GED equivalency is required. Formal application and admission to the program is required.

ELC119Concepts of Electricity and Electronics (3) OR
ELE100Concepts of Electricity and Electronics (3) 3
GTC107Technical Mathematics I (3) OR
GTC108Technical Mathematics II (3) 3
PPT101Hand and Power Tools 1
PPT103Print Reading and Plant Drawings 1
PPT120Energy Industry Fundamentals 3
PPT121Power Plant Components 3
PPT202Power Plant Systems I 3
PPT222Reactor Plant Chemistry and Materials 2
Restricted Electives
Cannot be shared with Required Courses.
Other applicable courses may be substituted with permission, consult with a program advisor for additional details.
Select from any of the following course prefixes to complete a total of 1 Credit Hour
ATP+++++ Any ATP Automation Technology course(s)
ELC+++++ Any ELC Electricity course(s)
MIT+++++ Any MIT Manufacturing Industrial Technology course(s)
PPT+++++ Any PPT Power Plant Technology course(s)
  1. Read blueprints and system drawings including flow diagrams, symbols, dimension, tolerance, clearance, and amendments following proper procedures. (PPT103)
  2. Describe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) industrial safety precautions related to material handling, electrical and machine safety, first response to fire and medical emergencies, safety signs and color codes, recognition of safety and health hazard accident prevention and management. (PPT120)
  3. Examine hand and power tools used in industrial settings including safe usage, purpose, and maintenance. (PPT101)
  4. Explain the basic and emerging principles and concepts that impact the energy industry. (PPT120)
  5. Use mathematical concepts to solve technical problems encountered in industrial and commercial settings. (GTC107, GTC108)
  6. Explain the purpose and operation of the major components that are found in industrial process systems. (PPT121)
  7. Explain the basic principles of AC and DC electricity and describe the uses of electricity in industrial and commercial settings. (ELC119, ELE100)
  8. Explain the function and operation of various systems found at power generation stations. (PPT202)
  9. Explain the various applications of chemistry and asset preservation in industrial process plant facilities. (PPT222)