Northwest Community College

Electrical Power Technology Pathway

Mission | Advisors | Outcomes | Coursework
Mission
The Electrical Power Technology Pathway is articulated with Bismarck State College (BSC) and provides access for individuals interested in career pathways into the transmission and distribution sectors of the energy industry, by offering online Electric Power Technology classes to students enrolled in the Connecticut Community College System (CCCS). The Electric Power Technology (EPTP) at BSC is an instructor-led, online program that provides students with a core set of skills and competencies and a broad knowledge of the industry. The partnership between CCCS and BSC provides CCCS students with a seamless and efficient way to enroll in ELPW/ENRT technical courses through BSC, while completing core educational courses. Upon successful completion of the two year (four-semester) program, students will earn an Associate in Technology Studies degree.

Consultation with an advisor is strongly recommended.

Course Offerings Explanation:
♦ The BSC core technical courses in the online Electric Power Technology Program are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer term.
♦ The online Electric Power Technology Program schedule can be found at http://info.bismarckstate.edu/energy/students/elp w/dates.asp 
♦ All ELPW & ENRT courses are offered by BSC.

Advisors
Sharon Gusky, sgusky@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6395 
Douglas Hoffman, dhoffman@nwcc.edu, 860-738-5332
Tara Jo Holmberg, tholmberg@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6363

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
1. Apply appropriate mathematical and scientific principles to engineering and technology applications.
2. Demonstrate a good understanding of electric power principles/concepts.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in technical fundamentals to analyze and resolve technology problems.
4. Apply knowledge and skills to develop, in interpret, and select appropriate technological processes.
5. Demonstrate the ability to think through a problem in a logical manner.
6. Organize and carry through to conclusion the solution to a problem.
7. Demonstrate good communication skills. 8. Demonstrate teamwork skills.

Coursework
This is the suggested course sequence for full-time students who aim to graduate in two years. ♦ Courses in italics are offered at other Connecticut Community Colleges.
SEMESTER 1
ENG* 101 Composition - 3 credits
Fine Arts Elective - 3 credits
GEO* POL* Geography Elective OR Political Science Elective - 3 credits
ELPW 109 Electrical Industry Safety - 3 credits
ELPW 111 Intro to Electric Industry & Power Grid - 3 credits
ENRT 106 DC Fundamentals - 2 credits
SEMESTER 2
COM* 173 Public Speaking - 3 credits
MAT* 186 Precalculus - 4 credits
CAD* 110 CAD* 133 Introduction to CAD (Civil) OR Auto CAD/Cad Key (Other ET) - 3 credits
ELPW 105 Electrical System Fundamentals - 3 credits
ENRT 108 AC Fundamentals - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3
PHY* 110 PHY* 121 Introductory Physics OR General Physics I - 4 credits
CHE* 111 Concepts of Chemistry OR CHE* 121 General Chemistry I ♦ - 4 credits
ECN* Economics Elective - 3 credits
ELPW 110 Basic Print Reading - 3 credits
ELPW 112 Electrical System Components - 2 credits
SEMESTER 4
MAT* 167 Principles of Statistics - 3 credits
ENG* 202 Technical Writing ♦ - 3 credits
HIS* History Elective - 3 credits
PHL* Philosophy Elective - 3 credits
PSY* Psychology Elective OR SOC* Sociology Elective - 3 credits
ELPW 206 Electrical System Protection - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS