Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
160 hours; 2,000 hours field experience
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 labor relations
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 fundamentals of electricity
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 tools and rigging
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 electrical mathematics
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 introduction to substations
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 industrial safety
Total of 18 semester hours in the lower-division degree category


The course objective is to prepare students for completion of the First Year Substation Bundle. This is a three-year program of study with field experience for Journeyman status in the electrical construction industry.

Learning Outcomes:

  • apply mathematically skills to basic electrical
  • understand the Substation apprenticeship, learner responsibilities and conduct, and knowledge of the IBEW and NECA
  • understand the fundamentals of electricity and DC Circuits, knowledge of Ohm's Law and how it relates to voltage, current, resistance, and power
  • understand OSHA rules and regulations related to safety on the job
  • understand the tools and materials required for use in rigging and how to use hand signals
  • understand how to build a Substation, cable types, installation in a vault and/or manhole.

General Topics:

  • Building a foundation in mathematics
  • Dc theory
  • Hot sticks
  • Lineworker rigging practices
  • Live-line work practices
  • Personal protective grounding for worker safety
  • Substation construction guidelines
  • Test instruments
  • Underground distribution
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Classroom Participation

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials