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Professional Certificate in Transmission Fundamentals

The Professional Certificate in Transmission Fundamentals is designed for students desiring a career in the electric power industry. The program integrates a distinctive and challenging curriculum that emphasizes the complexities of power system transmission, critical system protection and interconnected power system delivery.
Graduates of this program will have a more advanced understanding of how power is generated and delivered via high voltage transmission lines and how regulating bodies such as NERC, RTOs, and ISOs strictly enforce system reliability and stability through detailed operating procedures.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
  • Describe the inter-relationship of transmission lines, protection systems and interconnected systems
  • Describe how system protection is used to protect critical power delivery assets
  • Discuss the functions of NERC, RTOs and ISOs in maintaining system reliability and stability of the bulk power system
  • Discuss how power markets can affect power system reliability
  • Perform lab activities in a real-world energy management system (EMS) through 24/7 shift rotation

  • Requirements
    The Professional Certificate in Transmission Fundamentals requires students to complete the 3 courses listed in the Table below.
    Please refer to the College Catalog for more detailed information.
    APT College Credit Evaluation Committee will evaluate all applicable transfer credit and work experience toward the degree program.


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    Modality: PWR275 is available in the webcast and blended modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (

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