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Electrical-dist

Program Mission

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.

Program Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Scholarships

  • MATC Merit Scholarship
  • Vocational Educational Scholarship Program

Certification Opportunities

  • Technical Certificate
  • Climbing Certificate
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Hurt Man Rescue Certificate

Career Opportunities

  • Lineman
  • Municipal Worker

Job Placement

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

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Program Information

Estimated Monthly Cost

$996 AAS Degree

$1,814 Certificate

Estimated Total Cost

Including tuition, fees,

books and supplies

A.A.S. Degree - $17,925
Certificate - $16,325

 

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.

Average Wage

$45,410 - $65,870

Completion Time

4 Semesters (63 Credit Hours) - AAS Degree

2 Semester + Summer (54 Credit Hours) - Certificate

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Admission Requirements

  • Our program is one of only a handful in the U.S. that has open admission to the public. Applicants will typically begin their technical courses at MATC 1-2 years after they apply.
  • Assessment scores that place student in Technical Math and Technical Writing.
  • Submission of Class-A CDL
    Official High School Transcript or GED
  • Seat Deposit - $500

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456
https://www.hlcommission.org 

Program Instructors

Justin Meuli

Electric Power & Distribution Instructor

Journeyman Electrical Lineman License

Diploma MATC

785-320-4510 JustinMeuli@manhattantech.edu

Rex Fair

Electric Power & Distribution Instructor

Journeyman Electrical Lineman License

Diploma MATC

785-320-4556 RexFair@manhattantech.edu

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