New Degree: Electric Transmission and Power Distribution Technology Coming to COTC this Fall

NEWARK, Ohio, June 26, 2019 – Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will offer a new associate degree this fall that will prepare graduates to immediately enter careers in the high-demand field of electric transmission and distribution.

"This degree program offers a direct path to a high-paying career without earning a four-year engineering degree," said Whit Tussing, COTC engineering technology program director. "This is an outstanding example of how a two-year degree offers affordable, life-changing opportunities. Prospective students who want to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity can apply now."

Graduates will work in careers responsible for the safe and efficient production, management and delivery of electricity. The program also includes hands-on training in industrial electric and control systems utilized throughout the industrial and manufacturing sector. The industry-focused program of study, along with a required co-op or potential apprenticeship, will position graduates for in-demand jobs with impressive starting pay. The median annual salary for electrical engineering technicians in Ohio is $60,187, according to Ohio Labor Market data.ElectTrans_PowerDist_image_lr.jpg

Career Opportunities
Program graduates will earn an Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology – Electric Transmission and Power Distribution Technology, preparing them to work as technicians in a variety of public utility and private industrial settings, including:

  • transmission operations centers
  • power plants
  • distribution dispatching centers
  • power substations
  • industry and manufacturing

    Interested individuals can apply now for free at Learn more at or contact the COTC Office of Admissions at 740.366.9222 or

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala