Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
200 hours; 2,000 hours field experience
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 DC electricity
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 AC electricity
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 transformer operations
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 electrical plan reading
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 electrical power distribution
Total of 15 semester hours in the lower-division degree category


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

Learning Outcomes:

  • analyze DC and AC electrical applications for proper installation and functioning of resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
  • calculate Ohm's Law and Power equations
  • describe the application of voltage, current, resistance, power, and frequency
  • identify losses in electrical systems
  • review and apply design drawings and documentation information for transformer and power distribution substations equipment installation work
  • describe the procedures used to Install transformers, connect to supply and distribution systems, and energize power systems
  • measure transformer performance, troubleshoot initial installations and conduct periodic field inspections
  • apply electrical safe work and application standard practices to maintain and troubleshoot power transformer and distribution equipment

General Topics:

  • DC and AC electrical theory
  • Calculations, measurements, and practical applications for the electrician
  • Power distribution high voltage transformer installation and maintenance
  • Electrical power distribution, components, and wiring
  • Electrical plan reading, including blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams
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