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SKEL 104 - Electric Substation Worker Orientation

Credits: 2
Provides participants with a basic understanding of a career as an electric substation worker: installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electrical substation equipment comprised of power transformers, circuit breakers, switches, conductors, insulators, and instrumentation & controls.

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 18 Lab Hours: 12
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Understand the expectations of an electric substation worker career.
    1. Identify the dangers and hazards associated with electric substation.
      1. Electricity and shocks.
      2. Pneumatic systems.
      3. Hydraulic fluid and energy.
      4. Spring energy.
      5. Fluids.
      6. Gases.
      7. Falls and other injuries.
    2. Describe the requirements of working aloft using aerial lift devices, scaffolding, and extension/step ladders to perform maintenance, construction, and/or troubleshooting work.
    3. Explain the need for Personal Protective Equipment.
      1. Hardhat.
      2. Safety glasses.
      3. Natural fiber and fire retardant apparel.
      4. Fall protection
      5. Gloves
      6. Boots.
  2. Gain basic knowledge regarding the transmission of electric energy.
    1. Identify and explain:
      1. Generating facility substations.
      2. Transmission substations
      3. Distribution substations.

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