Electrical Distribution Systems Degree (A.A.S.)

Electric utility line technicians install and repair poles, conductors, cables, and operate and maintain equipment used in electrical power and distribution systems. Students in this program learn to climb wooden poles, operate electrical equipment, build and maintain electrical distribution systems, as well as safe work practices and critical thinking skills. The degree program is intended to prepare students for employment at any utility company offering an apprenticeship program. Program enrollment is limited and students are selected on a competitive basis.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Repair and maintain critical power equipment
Apprentice with a utility company
Learn to safely work on a utility pole

Program Snapshot

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Credits: 66*
Average Salary: $61,609*

Possible Careers

Electric utility line technician
Electrical distribution specialist
Industrial electrician
Power engineer

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses
credit hours
Pre-Admission Recommendations

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Keith Dinwiddie
Technical Programs Director – Lebanon Education Center


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

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