The Electric Power & Distribution program enhances students’ knowledge and technical skills required to succeed in the electrical distribution industry. Graduates of the Electric Power & Distribution (EPD) program will be able to successfully install, maintain, and operate electrical systems to supply electrical energy to residential, commercial, and industrial customers and to join gas and electrical underground generation facilities.
The EP&D Program provides the training needed to construct, operate, and maintain power line equipment. This program is one of only a handful in the U.S. that has open admission to the public. Students must be 18 years old prior to their summer internship. They must also be eligible to obtain a Class A Commercial Drivers License (drug free with no DUI convictions), and be willing to climb poles, work in high places, and lift objects heavier than 50 pounds. They must also be in good health and able to work in inclement weather at all hours of the day.
The graduate will:
- Develop the necessary skills to gain entry-level employment in the electrical field.
- Develop industry-wide safe work practices per American Public Power guidelines.
- Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Develop the mathematical skills necessary to calculate electrical loads, weights, and measures.
- MATC Merit Scholarship
- Vocational Educational Scholarship Program
- Technical Certificate
- Climbing Certificate
- CPR/First Aid
- Hurt Man Rescue Certificate
- Municipal Worker
The salary range for the Electric Power and Distribution graduates was $17.96-$26.93 per hour. Wages and benefits vary depending on location of employment. The Electric Power and Distribution