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Professional Certificate in Transmission Operations

The Professional Certificate in Transmission Operations is a highly advanced program designed for students desiring a full-time career in the electric power energy management field. The ultimate goal is to obtain the nationally recognized industry certification issued by the National Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
The Transmission Operations program combines the previous theoretical knowledge of power system basics and transmission fundamentals so that the student has the core requisites to understand the complexities of how day-to-day utility grid operations are managed to ensure 24/7 grid stability and reliability. Graduates from this program will have the foundational knowledge and skills to enable them to sit for the NERC System Operator Certification exam.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
  • Discuss the procedures to restore system outage during major environmental events
  • Discuss how steady generation vs. variable generation impacts scheduling resources and load balancing
  • Describe the procedures to monitor and control daily energy management while performing 24/7 shift rotations
  • Evaluate and forecast economic impacts of market volatility on power system demands during abnormal weather conditions
  • Employ strategic analysis software and tools to rapidly determine power system flows during adverse environmental events

  • Requirements
    The Professional Certificate in Transmission Operations 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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    Credits: 3.00

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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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