Powerline Technician (PWL)

PWL-1100  Standard Workplace Safety and Codes  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to Apprenticeship and industry training as well as the safety legislation that applies to the powerline trade. Practical applications of safety equipment and procedures will be practiced. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take PWL-1100L (Required, Concurrent).

PWL-1101  Introduction to Electrical Theory  (6 Credits)  

This course will introduce the theory of a variety of electrical circuits critical to the understanding and safe diagnosis and repair of electric circuits. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (6.0), Lab (2.0)

Requisite courses: Take PWL-1101L (Required, Concurrent).

PWL-1102  Introduction to Transformer Theory  (3 Credits)  

This course will move from the theory of magnetism to the practical application of Transformers in power transmission. This course will also provide theory on measurement and metering of power. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3.0), Lab (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take PWL-1102L (Required, Concurrent).

PWL-1103  Overhead Line Construction  (6 Credits)  

Students will work from placing poles to climbing the poles to construct overhead transmission lines. Safe operating practices will be stressed. Students will apply the principles constructing portions of overhead transmission lines. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (4.0), Lab (6.0)

Requisite courses: Take PWL-1103L (Required, Concurrent).

PWL-1104  Practicum Placement  (1.5 Credits)  

Students will be exposed to the expectations of the job site by working with an industry partner in a two-week Work Integrated Learning opportunity. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (2.0), Work Integrated Learning (5.0)

Requisite courses: Take PWL-1104W (Required, Concurrent).