Utility Mechanic (ASSC)

The Utility Mechanic Advanced Skill Set Certificate program prepares students with appropriate work experience in the field for team leadership positions in the line service industry. Students enrolling in this program may be subject to background and/or drug screening. State and federal financial aid are not available for advanced skill set certificates. For more information, contact Don Walter (304-929-3308, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or James Jones (304-929-3320, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Total Program Hours: 24

Required Courses (Evaluation Sheets)

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

 

Electric Distribution Engineering Technolgy and Utility Mechanic

Electric Distribution Engineering Technology (CAS) and Utility Mechanic (ASSC)

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What does a electric distribution engineer and utility mechanic do?

The Electric Distribution Engineering Technology (EDET) Certificate of Applied Science and Utility Mechanic Advanced Skills Set Certificate prepares individuals for the fast track into high paying careers. The program is designed to provide the technical skills that are applicable to a wide variety of career opportunities within organizations such as electric, cable and telephone companies, construction, subcontractors, railroad, municipalities, and the oil and gas industry. Applicants must have a strong work ethic, good communication skills, and the ability to pass a physical examination including drug screening. This 900 clock hour (30 credit hour) program combine’s academic instruction on the technology fueling today’s electrical utilities with hands-on laboratories such as pole training areas and equipment labs to ensure the students are prepared for the job on day one. For more information, contact Don Walter (304-929-3308, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or James Jones (304-929-3320, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Learning by doing

Curriculum

Within the completion of the certificate of applied science degree, students have the opportunity to obtain additional skill sets and/or certificates in the following areas:

  • 900 Hour Line Service Mechanic Completion Certificate
  • Aerial Lift Rescue
  • CDL
  • D-100, D-200, D-300
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Fork Lift certificate
  • Ladder Safety
  • OSHA 10
  • Pole Climbing (3 levels)
  • Pole Top Rescue
  • WV Traffic Control Certificate

Upon completion of the EDET program, the successful student will be able to:

• Explain the proper use of safety equipment and safe practices associated with the special hazards of powerline work.
• Demonstrate how to safely inspect and climb utility structures.
• Explain how electric power is distributed from generation to customers.
• Demonstrate appropriate driving and setup operations and emergency procedures associated with using digger, derricks, bucket trucks, trenching equipment, backhoe/loaders and drilling equipment.
• Store, load, transport and install wooden utility poles.
• Safely install equipment ion the utility pole including cross-arms, transformers and conductors.
• Explain how to effectively test and troubleshoot electrical circuits.
• Explain how to select and use rigging equipment.
• Describe grounding, bonding and how to calculate Voltage, current and resistance values in series, parallel and combination DC circuits using Ohm’s law.

Job and salary outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of electrical power-line installers and repairers will continue to be in demand. The median annual salary of electrical power-line installers and repairers was $65,500 in 2016. The median annual salary of telecommunications line installers and repairers was 64,900 in 2016. For New River CTC's service region click here.

For more information on New River CTC's service area in-demand jobs visit WorkForce West Virginia Labor Market Information.

Community/Employee Partners

The success of the electric distribution engineering technology and utility mechanic is in part by the college and employer partners/supporters. Please click here for a current list of the employer supporters and partners

EDET Curriculum

New River CTC offers Certificate of Applied Science Electric Distribution Engineering Technology and Utility Mechanic Advanced Skill Set Certificate. As we note above, students have an opportunity to obtain additional skill sets and/or certificates in a variety of areas.

  • 900 Hour Line Service Mechanic Completion Certificate
  • Aerial Lift Rescue
  • Bucket Rescue
  • CDL Class A
  • Confined and Enclosed Space Training
  • D-100, D-200, D-300
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Fork Lift certificate
  • Ladder Safety
  • OSHA 10
  • Pole Climbing (3 levels)
  • Pole Top Rescue
  • WV Traffic Control Certificate

Student Success Stories

Matt Bennett: After receiving his degree from Concord University in Biology/Pre Med., Matt Bennett found himself unsatisfied with his job opportunities and wanted to find a career in which he could be outdoors and make a high wage. He then began his pursuit of the Electric Distribution Engineering Technology (EDET) Certificate of Applied Science and graduated in May 2014. Matt currently works as an Apprentice Lineman for Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc. and is loving it. He contributes his academic success to the outstanding EDET instructors. “The knowledge and experience that Mike and James bring to the program is so important. It is easy to see the passion and dedication that the instructors have in the material they teach and for the overall learning of the student. The contacts that they have established in the industry increases the likelihood of getting students jobs.” Matt hopes to continue working in the industry and one day come back to teach in the field.

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Social Services AAS

The Associate of Applied Science in Social Services prepares students for careers with social service agencies. This program meets the immediate need for trained service personnel to more than 15 agencies in a 50-mile radius. Upon completion of the program, students can go to work at a higher rate of pay in direct service jobs or choose to continue their education.

Holding an associate degree in social services may enable the student to work as an assistant to professionals in the field, who hold more advanced degrees. Some examples of positions for which a student might qualify include case management aide, social work assistant, community outreach worker, youth worker, gerontology aide, client advocate or psychologist's aide. Students will be assessed against the Social Work Code of Ethics and the Council for Social Work Education. Students will be provided with hands on curriculum and assess their skills based on the above standards. Students will complete an internship the last semester prior to graduation. This internship will be inclusive of all skills learned throughout the program. Students must pass a background check prior to field placement.  For more information about this program, contact Kelli White at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-5010.

Total Program Hours: 60

Required Courses (Evaluation Sheets)

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paramedic Faculty

Paula Johnson

She is a nationally and regionally certified EMS Educator with 15 years’ experience. Paula serves as an adjunct faculty member in the EMS Education Program. She has been a guest speaker at the annual 2014 NAEMSE Symposium, researcher for the Inclusion of Pain Management Protocol for WV EMT-B’s and the first to receive State Accreditation in 2006. Paula is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably in 2005 for her passion in the development and delivery of quality education.

 

Travis Copenhaver

He is dedicated to driving the education of EMS teams to provide quality health care with the benefit of giving the most to their patients. Many times we rely on the use of tools and technology in the delivery of patient care. He teaches his classes to use their tools they were born with to determine patient needs. The use of sight, smell, feeling, listening, and hearing while balancing the patient’s status of sick or not sick to guide them in care and then confirming findings with technology to elicit positive patient outcomes. He is also a proponent and advocate for charging the forefront in the advancement of using Community Health Specialist Paramedics for rural areas in the New River Community and Technical College service districts. He is currently completing pilot program education, resources, referral sources, and training facilities to assist area squads and providers in the Summers, Monroe, Greenbrier, and Pocahontas region of New River Community and Technical College. 

 

Physical Therapist Assistant

 

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is an intensive 5 semester program designed to provide the student with the technical education required to sit for the Physical Therapist Assistant National Physical Therapy Examination. Physical Therapist Assistants work under direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Their duties include instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living; administering therapeutic modalities, utilization of assistive equipment, and other patient care procedures; communicating with patients, families, caregivers, physicians, and other health care workers; and documenting the patients' status. Licensed physical therapist assistants find employment opportunities in such settings as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, rehabilitation centers, school systems, sports medicine facilities, and private practices.

Students enrolling in this program are subject to background and/or drug screening. Persons with a felony conviction may not be eligible for licensure based on terms and conditions of the state in which they intend to apply. For further information, contact Stephanie Dotson atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-3324.

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Evaluation Sheets

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

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New River CTC Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. The Foundation will award nearly $100,000 in scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000. The application is posted online at www.nrctcf.org. For more information, contact 304-929-6734 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..