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Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)


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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Employment Options

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 Starting Salary Projections

$40,000 to $60,000 annually

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.

Education Options

Strong 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 Sites

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

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $15/hr


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Electrical Engineering Technology - Power Systems Major (PSET)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
EET 131Circuit Analysis 1 ( B) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 10X First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 1 (G)  324
EMET 110Computer Aided Design for Electro-Mechanical Systems ( B) 233
Semester 2  
EET 132Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 324
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective 2 (B)  324
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 101
EET 121Digital Systems 1 ( B) 233
PSET 140Power Systems Foundations ( T) 223
Semester 3  
EET 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
PSET 225Industrial and Commercial Power Design ( T) 334
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  334
EMET 252Motors, Motor Controls, and Variable Drives ( T) 233
EMET 141Programmable Logic Controllers ( T) 233
Semester 5  
ECO 1XX Economics Elective (G)  303
EMET 180Process Instrumentation ( T) 233
PSET 275Protective Relays and Controls ( T) 233
PSET 290Power Systems Capstone ( T) 122
NETC 121Network Communications 1 ( T) 223
Semester 6  
EET 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Electronics Engineering Technology ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4811865


Mathematics Electives8
Select one of the following series:
MAT 125
& MAT 126
Algebra and Trigonometry
and Functions and Calculus
MAT 251
& MAT 252
Calculus 1
and Calculus 2
First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Success Strategies: Overview1
FYE 105College Success Strategies: Overview and Application2
FYE 110College Success Strategies: Practice and Application3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Physics Elective
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
Economics Elective
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 110Principles of Macroeconomics3

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


Program Chair
Ralph Whaley, Jr., PhD
(513) 569-1768
Russell Campbell, PE, ME, MS
(513) 569-1773
Co-op Coordinator
Kimberly Richards, PhD
(513) 569-1771
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