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Electric Power Utility Program

Associate in Science -  Computer Information Technology Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
PREREQUISITE COURSES
Writing Skills II ENG095 3 ENG090 or placement
Foundations of Algebra MAT097 3 MAT093 or placement
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
College Writing I ENG111 Semester I 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 Semester II 3 ENG111
Individual and Society PSY107 satisfies Area 2 Semester II 3
World View VMA111 satisfies Area 3 Semester III 3 ENG095 and MAT093 or placement
Quantitative Thought MAT193 satisfies Area 4 Semester I 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology PHY191 satisfies Area 5 Semester IV 4 MAT193
Humanities From Area 6 Semester IV 3
CONCENTRATION COURSES
DC Circuit Theory/Lab EPU101 Semester I 4 pre/co-req MAT193
Fundamentals of Single Phase and Polyphase Metering EPU151 Semester I 4 Acceptance in Program
Applications/Concepts CIT110 Semester I 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
AC Circuit Theory/Lab EPU104 Semester II 4 EPU101
Intro to Underground Operations EPU203 Semester II 4 Acceptance in Program
Electric Power/Utility Tech Internship EPU251 Summer I, Year I 3 EPU151 and PSY107 and ENG111
Principles of Management MAN111 Semester III 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement
Intro to Substation Operations EPU205 Semester III 4 Acceptance in Program
Power and Distribution Systems EPU257 Semester III 3 EPU104
Intro to Engineering/Lab ENR101 Semester IV 4 MAT193
Intro to Overhead Linework EPU207 Semester IV 4 Acceptance in Program
Total Credits 62
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

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Career Outlook

Based on a student’s grades, skills, and attitude, employment opportunities exist with Eversource or an Eversource qualified contractor upon graduation. Current starting hourly wage is $20-30 per hour and overtime is also compensated. Eversource offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including health and dental care, life insurance, 401K plan (including company matching program), as well as continuing education reimbursement.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate practiced and acquired skills while working at Eversource in a variety of electrical and gas fields.
  • Use a computer to access data and information.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Obtain licenses from Eversource.

Students will earn the following certifications:

  • OSHA 30 Certification.
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • CDL Pre-trip Training.
  • DL Class A Drivers License.
  • D.O.T. Medical Certification.
  • Certification in Natural Gas Technology.
  • EVERSOURCE Hoisting License.