Earn a Certificate in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology

Plan for a career in the electric and utility lineworking industry with a certificate in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology!

Blue Ridge CTC Electric Distribution Engineering Technology certificate offers students traditional academic instruction and hands-on laboratory training to understand technical skills used in today’s electrical utilities.

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Why Pursue a Certificate in Electric Distribution Engineering

The Electric Distribution Engineering Technology program teaches students the technical skills necessary to train for a career as a lineworker or utility professional.

    • Learn transferable technical skills essential for electric utility jobs.
    • Advance in a rewarding career field.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree.
    • Explore elective options to align the course with your career goals.

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New Jobs

Each year before projected for various line installers and repairers by 2030 as compiled by BLS.

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Prepare for a Lucrative Career with Certificate in Electric Distribution Engineering Technologies

Are you looking for a fast-track to electric utility careers? With our electric distribution engineering technology program, learn technical skills needed to prepare for in-demand electric utility careers.

In this program, students build an understanding of technology fueling today’s electrical utilities. Gain exposure to hands-on laboratories in our state-of-the-art pole training facility under the supervision of highly trained faculty. Students enhance communication and team-building skills to perform efficiently in the workforce.

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    1-year

    Certificate Program

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    On-campus, Hybrid

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    30

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

With the certificate in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology, students gain hands-on training from industry experts.

The comprehensive curriculum teaches fundamental concepts of electric power distribution, heavy equipment familiarization, underground line maintenance, and more. The course lets students:

    • Identify and safely use electrical distribution materials, tools, equipment, and activities.
    • Demonstrate how to safely climb a pole, auger a hole, and erect a wooden utility pole.
    • Understand basic electrical theory as it relates to power distribution (single phase and 3 phase AC circuits, transformers, and conductors).
    • Demonstrate the ability to correctly read and interpret power systems layout drawings.

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Worried About Financing? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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With the time-saving and cost-effective certificate in Electric Distribution Engineering Technology, get started on a path to a promising career in the electric utility industry by learning skills guided by highly trained faculty. Train in our state-of-the-art facilities and prepare for a lucrative, in-demand career.
The comprehensive curriculum of the Electric Distribution Engineering Technology program teaches students the fundamental concepts of electric power distribution, heavy equipment familiarization, underground line maintenance, and more. Students enhance communication and team-building skills to perform efficiently in the workforce.

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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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