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Overview

Power systems engineers monitor and maintain the quality, availability, reliability, transferability, and safety of the power systems we rely on daily, including smart grid technologies for distributed power generation and smart transmission line system technology.

Graduates of the program Electrical Engineering Technology – Power System Major earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and have the skills and competencies needed to begin careers and advance professionally through technical and management positions in the power systems or electrical engineering fields.

Possible employers include utility companies, industrial organizations, consultants, and other service providers. Graduates also are prepared to continue their studies in a bachelor’s degree program.

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Co-op Coordinator

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Use a technical degree that is both broad-based and highly specialized

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Manager
  • Power Controls Technician
  • Power Instrumentation Technician
  • Power Systems Technician
  • Senior Technician

Graduate Employment Outlook

Employment of electrical and electronics engineers (including power systems engineers) is projected to grow by 4 percent through 2022. However, the power industry faces the challenge of replacing an aging workforce, so job prospects should be good for those with related training and good mechanical skills. The need for competent personnel for electrical installation, testing, and maintenance will be paramount to the power industry’s success in assuring sustainability of the nation’s power grid.

$40,000 to $60,000 annually

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Transfer History

  • The Electrical Engineering Technologies department has articulation agreements with many bachelor’s degree programs. Many colleges and universities with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Technology offer majors or options in power systems.

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • American Electric Power
  • Cincinnati Paperboard
  • Duke Energy
  • Fosdick & Hilmer
  • Hubbell Power Systems
  • Stapleton Electric

$10/hr to $15/hr

Co-op Salary Projections

Contacts

Program Chair

Co-op Coordinator

Advisor

Curriculum

Effective 2021-2022 academic year

Electrical Engineering Technology – Power Systems Major (PSET)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EET 131 Circuit Analysis 1 ( B) 3 2 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
FYE 10X First Year Experience Elective (B) 1 0 1
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G) 3 2 4
EMET 110 Computer Aided Design for Electro-Mechanical Systems ( B) 2 3 3
Semester 2
EET 132 Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 3 2 4
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B) 3 2 4
CIT 190 Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 1 0 1
EET 121 Digital Systems 1 ( B) 2 3 3
PSET 140 Power Systems Foundations ( T) 2 2 3
Semester 3
EET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G) 3 0 3
PSET 225 Industrial and Commercial Power Design ( T) 3 3 4
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G) 3 3 4
EMET 252 Motors, Motor Controls, and Variable Drives ( T) 2 3 3
EMET 141 Programmable Logic Controllers ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 5
ECO 1XX Economics Elective (G) 3 0 3
EMET 180 Process Instrumentation ( T) 2 3 3
PSET 275 Protective Relays and Controls ( T) 2 3 3
PSET 290 Power Systems Capstone ( T) 1 2 2
NETC 121 Network Communications 1 ( T) 2 2 3
Semester 6
EET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Total Credits: 48 118 65

Electives

Mathematics Electives 8
Select one of the following series:
MAT 125
& MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
and Functions and Calculus
Or
MAT 251
& MAT 252
Calculus 1
and Calculus 2
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Physics Elective
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based 4
PHY 201 Physics 1: Calculus-Based 5
Economics Elective
ECO 105 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.

G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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