Power Plant (Electrical Utilities) Technology

This program prepares graduates to perform basic operating functions required in electric utility power plants and other related industries. Students gain knowledge in electrical theory, electrical machinery and controls, power plant operations, boiler, turbine, and generator operations, power plant instrumentation, and pollution control equipment. In addition, college writing, oral communications, and general education form an integral part of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared for entry-level employment in the utility industry.

Students in this program are awarded academic credit for skills-related experience and training to compliment the academic coursework at YSU.  Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) Degree.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
ENTC 1500 Technical Skills Development 4
ENTC 1501 Introduction to Engineering Technology 2
EUT 1502
1502L
Power Plant Fundamentals
and Power Plant Fundamentals Lab 1
5
CSIS 1514 Business Computer Systems 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
EUT 1500
1500L
Electrical Fundamentals
and Electrical Fundamentals Lab
4
EUT 1503
1503L
Power Plant Mechanical Equipment
and Power Plant Mechanical Equipment Lab
4
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
GER 2 3
 Semester Hours17
Summer
EUT 2699 Electric Utility Co-op (Optional) 2
 Semester Hours2
Year 2
Fall
EUT 2604
2604L
Power Plant Electrical Equipment
and Power Plant Electrical Equipment Lab
4
EUT 2605
2605L
Intermediate Power Plant Systems
and Intermediate Power Plant Systems Lab
4
EUT 2606 Power Plant Operator Practice 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Social Sciences GER 2 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
EUT 2607
2607L
Power Plant Instrumentation and Control
and Power Plant Instrumentation & Control Lab
4
EUT 2608
2608L
Advanced Power Plant Systems
and Advanced Power Plant Systems Lab
4
MGT 3725
Fundamentals of Management (recommended)
or Managing Individuals in Organizations
3
Natural Science + Lab GER 2 4
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours68
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MATH 1501 Elementary Algebraic Models or level 20 on the MPT and eligibility to take ENGL 1550 Writing 1 (i.e., completion of R&SK and ENGL 1540 Introduction to College Writing or test out) are prerequisites. ENTC 1500 Technical Skills Development is a pre- or  co-requisite.

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General Education Requirement:  see "Schedule of Classes" for details.