High Voltage Lineman - Plan of Study

Construction Technologies - High Voltage Lineman

Associate in Applied Science (90 credit hours)

 

Departmental Requirements: 63 credit hours
Electrical Construction Technology (63 credit hours)

HVLP1121 iNTRODUCTION TO HIGH VOLTAGE LINEMAN

High Voltage industry career opportunities, including salary information, placement requirements, current trends, research on companies and the physical, mental, and social needs in the high voltage industry are covered. Topics related to being successful in college and a career cornerstone experience that emphasizes networking with professionals and student organizations are included. Theory.

 
HVLP 1132 HIGH VOLTAGE LINEMAN SAFETY  
Pole top rescue, bucket truck rescue, and the many safety hazards that exist, including heat exhaustion, heat stroke, insect bite or stings in the High Voltage industry are covered. Administering first aid, training opportunities that must occur, and the proper use of different types of fall protection are studied. Theory/Lab.
HVLP 1216 INTERNSHIP I  
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows the student to utilize and define skills learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with the industry standards and is supervised by an electrical line foreman or utility worker. Students work with different types of companies and with various types of material and equipment. Lab. Prerequisite: HVLP 2563, departmental approval, and an Institution GPA of 2.5 or greater, and current CDL.
HVLP 1243 HIGH VOLTAGE POLE CLIMBING TECHNIQUES   
Strength and flexibility training needed to perform the duties of a line technician as well as wooden pole climbing techniques tool recognition and proper use, material recognition, and knot tying are covered. Students work with various types of material and equipment. Safety instructions are emphasized and required safety equipment is used while in the pole climbing area. Theory/Lab.
HVLP 1316 INTERNSHIP II  
A cooperative agreement between industry and education which allows the student to utilize and define skills learned during their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with the industry standards and is supervised by an electrical line foreman or utility worker. Students work for different types of companies and with various types of material and equipment. Lab. Prerequisites: HVLP 2483, departmental approval, an institution GPA of 2.5 or greater, and current CDL.

HVLP 1353 INTRODUCTION TO OVERHEAD ELECTRICITY

 
A study of electricity involving electrical properties of materials, electrical laws, units, components, impedance, and magnetism. Covers the theory of operation of the equipment used to generate and distribute electrical energy from the source to the end user. Theory/Lab.
HVLP 2416 INTERNSHIP III  
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows students to utilize and define skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and supervised by an electrical line foreman or utility worker. Students work for different types of companies and with various types of material and equipment. Lab. Prerequisites: HVLP 2483, departmental approval, an Institution GPA of 2.5 or greater, and current CDL.
HVLP 2483 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS OF HIGH VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS  
A study of overhead and underground high voltage systems. Transformer configurations, conduit sizing, line voltage drops and the installation of overhead and underground systems are covered. Students work with various types of material and equipment. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: HVLP 2563 & HVLP 2663.
HVLP 2516 INTERNSHIP IV  
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows the student to utilize and define skills learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with the industry standards and supervised by an electrical line foreman or utility worker. Students work for different types of companies and with various types of material and equipment. Lab. Prerequisites: departmental approval, an Institution GPA of 2.5 or greater, and current CDL.
HVLP 2553 UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS  
While similar in nature to overhead systems, an underground system has its own requirements. Construction techniques, tools and equipment and traffic control are given extensive coverage. Troubleshooting maintenance and care of personal equipment are covered with special emphasis on safety. Students work with various types of material and equipment. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: HVLP2483
HVLP 2563 OVERHEAD DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS  
An in-depth study of construction techniques, tools, equipment and care of personal protective equipment used in overhead distribution systems. Troubleshooting and safety practices are emphasized. Students work with various types of material and equipment in this hands on course. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: HVLP 1243, HVLP 1353.
HVLP 2616 ELECTRICAL CAPSTONE EXERIENCE  
The designing of distribution, transmission, and underground systems, and includes the procuring and estimating of the material involved in these systems. Local rules and regulations, as well as electrical codes are covered as they pertain to these types of installations. Reviews the high voltage lineman procedures learned in previous courses as needed. Students work with various types of material and equipment. Theory/ Lab. Prerequisites: HVLP 2643 and completed four (4) High Voltage Internships.
HVLP 2643 ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION ELECTRICITY  
A study of high voltage and the distribution electrical field. High voltage equipment, tools, distribution equipment and safety procedures are covered. Local rules and regulations, as well as electrical codes are covered as they pertain to these two types of installations. Students work with various types of material and equipment. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: HVLP 2563, HVLP 2553, and completed two (2) H.V. Internships.
HVLP 2663 HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & OPERATION  
Students prepare to take the test for a State of Oklahoma Class A Commercial Driver’s License. The study and use of various types of equipment, such as the digger truck and bucket truck, used in overhead and underground high voltage systems. Students have the opportunity to take the CDL test during this course. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: Departmental approval and current CDL permit.
HVLP 2673 TRANSMISSION PRINCIPLES  
An in-depth study of construction techniques, tools, equipment, and care of personal protective equipment used in transmission construction, which includes building and maintaining different transmission structures. Students learn the skills required for hot-sticking at different voltages 69Kv to 138Kv lines using hook-ladders and baker-boards. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: HVLP 2483.
HVLP 2716 INTERNSHIP V  
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows the student to utilize and define skills learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with the industry standards and supervised by an electrical line foreman or utility worker. Students work for different types of companies and with various types of material and equipment. Lab. Prerequisites: Departmental approval, an Institution GPA of 2.5 or greater, and current CDL.
General Education Requirements: 24 credit hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.
Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
PSYC 2313 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
English (6 credit hours)
ENGL 1033 Technical Writing I
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing II
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
History (3 credit hours)
HIST 1483 U. S. History To 1865
HIST 1493 U. S. History Since 1865
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MATH 1513 College Algebra
MATH 2003 Business Math
Philosophy (3 credit hours)
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Political Science (3 credit hours)
POLS 1113 U. S. Government
Speech (3 credit hours)
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
Interdepartmental Requirements: 3 credit hours
General Technologies (3 credit hours)
CS 1013 Computer Literacy and Applications