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Meter Apprenticeship

The Meter Apprenticeship program is designed to provide related technical instruction for students currently employed as apprentice meter technicians in the electric power industry. A meter technician installs and maintains single and poly-phase electric meters and performs meter maintenance and accuracy testing in accordance with Meter Quality System requirements and industry standards. Meter technicians may also work on substations and co-generation metering. The program covers topics such as the safe installation, calibration, maintenance, and repair of electric meters and associated equipment.

Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course CEME 0111
Title Meter Apprenticeship 1A
Prerequisite
Description

This course for meter apprentices introduces electrical principles, and principles of magnetism, and AC concepts. Students will learn about atomic structure, electrical qualities, Ohm's law, resistors, parallel circuits, trigonometry, and alternating current.

Course CEME 0112
Title Meter Apprenticeship 1B
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for meter apprentices. Students will learn about math for metering, safety, watt-hour meter principles and wire tables.

Course CEME 0121
Title Meter Apprenticeship 2A
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for meter apprentices. Students will learn about meter watt hour constants, register ratios and formulas. Also covers principles of accuracy testing and calibration.

Course CEME 0122
Title Meter Apprenticeship 2B
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for meter apprentices. Students will learn about single phase meter application and installation; polyphase power systems and meter applications; meter testing and calibration; instrument transformers; single phase transformers testing; and Blondel's theorem.

Course CEME 0231
Title Meter Apprenticeship 3A
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for meter apprentices. Students will learn about self contained polyphase meter testing and polyphase transformer related application. The course also covers demand metering concepts.

Course CEME 0232
Title Meter Apprenticeship 3B
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for meter apprentices. Students will learn about testing and calibrating demand, meter mounting devices and test switches. The course also covers reactive meter testing.

Course CEME 0241
Title Meter Apprenticeship 4A
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for meter apprentices. Students will learn about totalizing meters; installation checks and inspections; and customer relations. The course also covers solid state meters and associated devices.

Course CEME 0242
Title Meter Apprenticeship 4B
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for meter apprentices. Students will learn about energy diversion, troubleshooting techniques and pulse initiators and recorders. The course also covers electronic metering, register programming and computers.

FAQs

Meter Apprenticeship classes start at the beginning of the SLCC Semester (Late August for Fall, second week of January for Spring). The classes are a blend of online learning and in-person labs. Labs are typically held on the Miller Campus in Sandy, UT. You will need to see your instructor or check online for actual lab dates/times.

Meter Apprenticeship students will be required to purchase Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity (DSTE), 5th Edition

DROPS/WITHDRAWALS/REFUNDS/REGISTRATION POLICIES

If a student decides not to remain enrolled in a class, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Program Coordinator to drop or withdraw from the class. Failure to officially drop classes not attended will result in failing grades and forfeiture of tuition due the College. Failure to officially drop may lead to enforcement of the college collection policy

Students are required to pay for all classes that they do not officially drop.

Full tuition will be refunded if student drops before the first day of class.

Tuition will not be refunded if student is a “no show” for entire class.

Last Date to Add Classes, Tuition Due Date will follow the Institutional Academic Calendar for the appropriate semester as Full Term 16-week schedule.

Academic Calendar

Late registrations must be approved by the Program Coordinator

All classes are currently $782.00

Registration Info

All apprentice courses at Salt Lake Community College are now open for registration.  

 

To register for classes, download and complete the appropriate registration form, and submit your registration packet by:

  1. Email: spedregistration@slcc.edu
  2. Fax: 801-957-5328
  3. Mail or submit in-person:

SPED Registration Office,
Larry H. Miller Campus, MPDC 110
9750 South 300 West Sandy, Utah 84070

You will need to know the course title, course ID, CRN, and semester, which can be found below.

The registration office will contact you when they receive your application to confirm your registration. Instructions to sign into the online classroom will be sent to you the week before classes begin and your instructor will contact you the first day of class.

Also, each student will be required to sign a “Student Financial Responsibility Agreement” immediately upon registration.  If you fail to do so prior to the first day of classes, you will be dropped.