May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Utility Line Technician (UTAAS)

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Applied Technology Center

This degree prepares students to enter the power utility industry. The coursework instructs students in the theory and practical application to install and repair power lines; climb poles and towers; make transformer connections; and operate digger-derrick equipment, backhoes, trenchers, cable stringing equipment, and basket trucks.

Entrance into the Utility Line Technician program is determined by an application process. Contact an academic advisor or faculty member to acquire an application packet. Applications can also be completed online at

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 74 - 75.5
General Education: 22.5
Total credit hours required: 96.5 - 98

The following General Education courses are recommended for Utility Line Technician (UTAAS): Communication: ENGL 1225 ; Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1240 ; and Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: PSYC 1000  

Select a minimum of 7.5 credit hrs. from the following courses:

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.

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