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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5866N
First Term: 2016 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 34
CIP Code: 46.0399

Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 49-9051.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Lineman Technology Level II program is designed to provide students with the training needed for employment in the electrical utility industry. Topics covered in the courses include an introduction to transformer theory including basic structure and functions of single and three phase-transformers, blueprint reading and calculations in addition to safety procedures for energizing transformers. Also covers hot stick terminology, equipment, and procedures in addition to rigging theory and calculations for hot stick application, as well as site operations and safety. The program also includes a Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level I, Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level III, Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level IV, and an Associate in Applied Science in Applied Electrical Technologies.

Required Courses
UTP150 Introduction to Transformer Theory 3
UTP151 Transformer Theory Design and Function 3
UTP152 Transformer Diagramming and Calculations 3
UTP155 Introduction to Hot Stick 3
UTP156 Hot Stick Theory and Calculations 3
UTP157 Hot Stick Work Site and Equipment 3
Credits: 18

Program Competencies
Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level I
1. Explain use, maintenance, and safety procedures for common hand and power tools used in the electric power industry. (UTP110, UTP111)
2. Examine line work including the history, technological developments, and current practices in the industry. (UTP111)
3. Identify and describe the equipment, tools, and procedures used in pole climbing. (UTP111, UTP112, UTP113, UTP114)
4. Explain the fundamentals of occupational safety. (UTP111, UTP112, UTP113, UTP114, UTP115)
5. Review procedures for identification and safe operation of equipment related to line work. (UTP111, UTP112, UTP113, UTP114, UTP115)
6. Explain steps for various procedures on de-energized lines. (UTP112)
7. Describe procedures and equipment used for grounding a potentially hazardous source. (UTP112)
8. Explain procedures for creating a safe zone. (UTP112)
9. Describe requirements for safely completing procedures on wood poles. (UTP112, UTP114)
10. Explain limitations to calculations and equipment selection. (UTP113)
11. Explain safe use of rigging components including ropes, knots, handlines, and block and tackle. (UTP113)
12. Explain procedures for managing rigging hazards. (UTP113)
13. Compare and contrast rigging principles. (UTP113, UTP114)
14. Complete lineman specific calculations. (UTP113, UTP114)
15. Explain procedures for constructing single, two, and three phase horizontal lines. (UTP114)
16. Trace the process for taking a line out of service. (UTP114)
17. Explain procedures for calculating tension and pulling cable. (UTP114, UTP115)
18. Compare and contrast duct and vault underground systems. (UTP115)
19. Differentiate between blue stake markings. (UTP115)
20. Describe types of civil work applicable to underground systems. (UTP115)


Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level II
1. Interpret transformer nameplates. (UTP150)
2. Differentiate between classifications, physical characteristics, and uses for transformers. (UTP150, UTP151)
3. List components, characteristics, and functions of a distribution transformer. (UTP150, UTP151)
4. Explain the basic structure, components, and applications of single-phase and three phase transformers. (UTP150, UTP151, UTP152)
5. Explain procedures for safely energizing a transformer. (UTP151)
6. Compare and contrast three-phase connection diagrams. (UTP151)
7. Describe safety precautions before and after energizing transformers. (UTP151, UTP157)
8. Identify components of transformer output voltages. (UTP152)
9. Describe the application of the Pythagorean Theorem in transformer theory. (UTP152)
10. Interpret blueprints related to transformers. (UTP152)
11. Complete calculations in transformer theory. (UTP152)
12. Compare and contrast hot stick terminology, tools, and procedures. (UTP155)
13. Develop a tailboard for hot work. (UTP155)
14. Complete a hot stick rigging plan. (UTP156)
15. Explain procedures for working with energized conductors and lines. (UTP156)
16. Explain characteristics of phase sequence and rotation. (UTP157)
17. Describe procedures for managing hot stick work site, materials, and equipment. (UTP157)
18. Explain procedures for managing safety in confined spaces. (UTP157)
19. Review requirements for cable preparation and pulling procedures. (UTP157)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 23, 2016

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