Electric Utility Technology Associate

Feel the power with the Electric Utility Technology associate program and earn your degree in two years.

What You'll Study

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. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Technical Studies (ATS) Degree.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared for employment in plant operations in the utility industry, refineries, chemical plants, natural gas processing plants, district energy, food processing and other industries that produce steam, electricity and chilled water.


  • Electric Utility Technology Associate

    You will take part in a 21-month program that combines courses in plant operations, technical math, science and general education courses. Labs are conducted at local power stations and taught by power station personnel.

    Course Listing

  • Information Session

    An informative meeting for prospective students, parents, guidance counselors and anyone considering an interesting and well-paid career in the power industry is scheduled each year in early April.  The date and time of the event will be listed at the start of each Spring semester.    

    • Daniel Coyne (Program Coordinator) will discuss the curriculum and various details about the Program.
    • Several current students and graduates will be there to discuss their experiences.
    • There will be a question/answer period at the end of the presentations.

    Interested persons can also contact Mr. Coyne at any time to discuss the curriculum and career opportunities or to schedule a meeting.  Contact: dpcoyne@ysu.  Phone 330 501-3826