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 Electric Utility Technology


As part of the Arizona Sun Corridor Get Into Energy Consortium, CGCC's Electric Utility Technology (EUT) program offers both a technical certificate and an A.A.S. Degree.

The program provides students with basic preparation in overhead and underground construction and maintenance procedures. Focusing on performance-based objectives and field experiences, the program is designed to provide students with skills and knowledge needed in this rapidly growing field.
EUT Brochure
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The EUT program prepares students for the position of an apprentice-level lineworker, familiar with the use of tools, materials and the equipment of the electric utility industry. Students train in power line installation and maintenance, pole climbing, use of tools, truck and equipment operation, and overhead and underground distribution, construction and maintenance of electrical lines.
Students interested in the EUT program at CGCC must pass a physical examination and complete the application process. In addition, students must obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and a First Aid Certificate in order to receive their CCL or AAS degree.

Program Prerequisites: Students should refer to the course catalog for prerequisite information and must pass a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) physical examination.

Electrical Lineworker Description
Electrical lineworkers install and repair electrical transmission and distribution systems for investor owner municipal and rural electric utility companies. Lineworkers climb poles or work on underground systems installing hardware, conductors and transformers. The typical average annual pay for an Arizona lineworker is $65,035 according to the Energy Workforce Demand Report - West Region.

Electrical Lineworker students receive training in:
  • Power line Installation and maintenance
  • Pole climbing and use of tools
  • Truck and equipment operation
  • Overhead and underground distribution construction/maintenance
  • First aid and CPR

Click here for a list of degree and certificate program descriptions.

ProgramDegreeCertificateGainful Employment
Electric Utility Design TechnologyYes
Electric Utility TechnologyYesYesYes  Click here to view
Meter TechnologyYesYes  Click here to view

Class Schedule for CPD104,EUT,PPT

(Not all classes offered every semester)

CPD104Career And Personal Development3.00
EUT105Introduction to Pole Climbing1.00
EUT110Line Work I2.00
EUT112Basic Electricity: AC And DC4.00
EUT115Field Training I6.00
EUT210Line Work II2.00
EUT211Electrical Apparatus4.00
EUT215Field Training II6.00
PPT120Energy Industry Fundamentals3.00

Theon Interpreter
- Student EUT Program CGCC


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Mike Hutto
Division Chair
EUT Program