Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
400 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Electrical Power Generation
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 6 Electronic Systems Troubleshooting
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 6 Electronic Systems Troubleshooting Lab


The course objective is to enable National Airspace System (NAS) personnel to be able to maintain the ARTCC Critical and Essential Power System (ACEPS)

Learning Outcomes:

  • operate the VSCS in accordance with the appropriate procedures and documentation
  • identify functional and physical characteristics of the VSCS system
  • identify VSCS Console Equipment (VCE) controls and indicators
  • perform VCE general operations
  • set-up and perform VCE air-to-ground (A/G) communications
  • set-up and perform VCE ground-to-ground (G/G) communications
  • perform utility operations
  • describe VSCS configuration database concepts
  • operate the NAS Manager workstation
  • monitor VSCS system status
  • perform fault mitigation
  • reconfiguration; and perform maintenance utility functions

General Topics:

  • DC Control power and distribution systems, Engine Generators, Engine Generator Control Panels, Engine Generator Controls, Switchgear, Protective Relays, Engine Generator Synchronization, Automatic Power Transfers, UPM Operation, Battery Racks, Bypass Transfer and Control System, and System Restoration
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Other
  • Exams

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials