Information Session for Electric Utility Technology Program Slated

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Learn about how to become a line worker or substation electrician in the electric utility industry by attending an information session for the Power Systems Institute (PSI) program offered by Jersey Central Power & Light, a FirstEnergy company, in partnership with Raritan Valley Community College. The information session is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, from 6-8 p.m., in the Event Center (Rooms A & B) at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The Power Systems Institute is a unique two-year program featuring learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Tuition, required books and lab fees will be paid by JCP&L for qualified students.

The RVCC curriculum includes technical coursework in electrical fundamentals and electrical circuits, technology labs and business-specific courses, in addition to the required general education courses in such areas as English composition, principles of management, technical math, and interpersonal communication.

Outside the classroom, students receive hands-on lessons—from climbing utility poles to testing substation equipment—at FirstEnergy’s training center in Phillipsburg. Following the second semester, qualified students participate in a compensated, 10-week (40-hour/week) field experience. Work assignments begin in May and end in August. Pre-employment screening is required.

Students who successfully complete the two-year PSI program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology from RVCC.

Preregistration for the information session is not required. A snow date has been set for February 20, at the same time and location. To learn more about the program, call Barbara Luby, 908-526-1200, ext. 8374. For additional information, visit or call 800-829-6801.

Ranked by,, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



January 16, 2020

PR #71