Climb to new heights in your career with a one-year Electrical Power Distribution technical diploma at Moraine Park Technical College.
Reach new heights in the diverse and exciting field of Electrical Power Distribution. Students in this one-year program get theoretical and hands-on training in all phases of power line construction and maintenance. Individuals must be comfortable working at varying heights during extreme weather conditions. Good eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity are required to be successful.
What You’ll Learn
Students gain knowledge about the workings of electrical power systems. Preparing to work as power linemen, students demonstrate the required physical skills needed with hands-on training in the field. Graduates of the program are prepared to use both hands to perform pole work and construct various electrical distribution systems. Students learn safety standards and how they apply to work activities and operating equipment associated with electrical distribution needs.
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 6-8 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Students must purchase specialized clothing, footwear, tool belt and gear. Approximate cost $1,750. Required books and materials are an additional cost. New, used, and rental books may be an option.
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A field experience day is held in fall and/or spring to give applicants an opportunity to learn about careers, job opportunities and endurance expectations and to experience pole climbing. A clean driving record is required for employment in this field.
Students will need a fed med (Federal Medical) qualified physical as well as a fed med (Federal Medical) card prior to beginning the program, unless students already possess a CDL upon entering the program.
CPR/First Aid certification are required components of the program.
Students will obtain OSHA 30 certification thru completion of the Safety Applications for Utilities 1 course (469-347).
All 413-xxx EPD courses listed above are restricted to EPD program students.
Students will receive all related details during their Field Day event.