Earn an Associate Degree in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology

With an Associate of Applied Science in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology, students learn the modern technical skills and foundations of electric distribution engineering required for direct workforce entry.

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Enroll in an Electric Distribution Engineering Technology Degree Program Designed for You

Our Associate of Applied Science in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology degree is designed by certified professionals, focused on delivering workforce-ready skills and competence for the electric utility field.

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Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Associate of Applied Science in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Projected for in-demand careers in electric distribution technology by 2030!


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Expected in the electric distribution engineering technology sector each year from 2020 to 2030!


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For careers in the electric utility technology sector.



Our Faculty are experienced lineworkers, bringing industry experience into our state-of-the-art classrooms.

    • As per BLS, there will be 240,300 new jobs in the electric distribution technology sector by next decade.
    • As per BLS, the average annual median salary is $74,530 in the electric utility industry.
    • As per BLS, there will be 23,300 jobs annually in electric distribution engineering by 2030.

Why Earn an Electric Distribution Engineering Technology Degree?

With a two-year Electric Distribution Engineering Technology program, students learn industry-driven skills and knowledge required for electric lineworker and other utility jobs. The curriculum allows students to:

    • Obtain new-age electric distribution technical skills and safety measures.
    • Master hands-on skills with our state-of-the-art equipment-training facilities.
    • Gain technology-driven skills to prepare for high-paying jobs in electric distribution technology.
    • Build a pathway for continued learning with electives.

Begin a Rewarding Career with an Electric Distribution Engineering Technology Degree

Ready to seek technical skills for a fast-track career as a lineworker? The associate degree in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology helps students learn new-age technical skills and safety measures required in electric distribution.

Our program helps students develop an understanding of thriving technologies fueling today’s electrical utilities. The program incorporates technical modules, on-the-job equipment training, paid internships, and much more led by highly trained technicians as faculty. The program covers academic and hands-on practical training, which helps students build their technical and professional skills.

Earn this Associate of Applied Science in Electric Distribution Engineering Technologies from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies!


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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

An associate degree in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology at Blue Ridge CTC helps students learn relevant electric distribution engineering techniques, skills, safety, and qualitative measures.

With an A.A.S. in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology, students learn core electric distribution engineering concepts such as fundamentals of electrical power distribution, heavy equipment use and techniques, line worker job duties, and more. The curriculum helps students to:

    • Understand the electrical theory basics.
    • Learn to interpret power system layout drawings correctly.
    • Conduct pre-job briefings which include recognizing hazards.
    • Demonstrate professionalism, identify safety equipment, and learn to climb poles safely.

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Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

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Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

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As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about pursuing an associate degree in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology? We can help!

Specific admission requirements to the Electric Distribution Engineering Technology program at BRCTC include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted. Prior to progression in the program, students are subject to drug testing, background testing, and must pass a pole climbing test to evaluate for fear of heights.
The Electric Distribution Engineering Technology Degree program is a good option for students who are interested in an in-demand and lucrative career in lineworking. After pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology, students seek direct workforce entry positions by becoming qualified for many lucrative career opportunities available in the local economy. The program incorporates real-world skills and content-specific knowledge needed to successfully land a career in the utility work industry.
To choose a suitable Electric Distribution Engineering Technology Degree program, students must consider the time to complete, cost of tuition, and quality of the instruction provided. Students who need additional insight into career options should consider getting a free career inventory assessment before exploring career options that align with their personal and professional interests.
To pursue an associate degree in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology, students are not required to provide ACT or SAT scores to qualify. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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