College of the Extended University

Curriculum

Students are required to complete UPC 100 and UPC 101 as a part of the utility planner program. Courses must be taken consecutively.

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Course topics include:

  • Introduction to utility planning
  • Rules, rates, and tariffs
  • Basic electric theory I & II
  • Customer service
  • Meter Spotting

Class will conclude with a capstone project and final.

2.8 CEUs

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Course topics include:

  • Right-of-way
  • Work order, circuits, and facility mapping symbols
  • Underground construction
  • Overhead construction
  • Residential and commercial design
  • Transmissions and grids 

Class will conclude with a capstone project and final.

2.8 CEUs

Prerequisite: UPC 100

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Students must complete one elective course from the list below.

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This course provides students with a broad introduction into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and modeling with a focus on construction- and architecture-specific applications. Students will learn how to use industry-leading CAD software programs (Autodesk, AutoCAD, and Google SketchUp) to model construction projects, and then create and distribute basic, industry-standard architectural drawings.

2.8 CEUs

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This class will provide an understanding of the theory and process of negotiation. The class will examine a broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by all managers and professionals with a special emphasis on situations typical of the construction industry. Students will develop these abilities and gain an understanding of negotiation in useful analytical frameworks.

2.5 CEUs

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This course will provide the students with a good understanding of the concepts of Critical Path Method of Scheduling and a working knowledge of the steps involved in developing a C.P.M. Schedule, which is a requirement of virtually all construction, contracts in today’s industry. The history of schedule development, from a planning tool to a comprehensive project management tool is covered. Logic development, detailed cost loading, manpower loading, equipment utilization, disruption and delay analysis and float identification and manipulation is covered in this course.

2.5 CEUs

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This course provides the background knowledge needed to take the CAPM®. It provides an overview of Project Management terminology and the major process involved to successfully complete a complex project. The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is a valuable training course which will address the project management concepts and methodologies. The course is designed for those who may not possess the professional project management experience. Through lectures and projects, the participants will gain the knowledge and skills to successfully guide projects in their unique organization. The CAPM training will apply the PMBOK guide to help participants gain knowledge of project management terminology and the process of effective practices.

2.4 CEUs

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SPIDA®calc is an industry-wide approved and accepted pole loading software application used by many entities (i.e. Cities, Contractors, Utility Companies, Engineers and Planners) to analyze the effects of wind on wooden and lightweight steel utility poles. In this course, you will learn the basic skills to review utility-owned pole data, compare field-collected worksheet data against pictures to ensure the accuracy of field conditions, enter worksheet data into SPIDA Calc to analyze poles under different wind conditions, and remediate poles if the pole is found to be unsafe.

2.0 CEUs

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