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Power Plant Technology

My job as a relay technician includes performing preventive maintenance at substations across Northeast Oklahoma, shutting down transmission equipment and testing to ensure that safety devices are in place and operating properly.

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology boasts one of the industry’s leading power generation programs featuring:


The annual salary for entry level operators is very competitive and experienced operators can earn even more. Paid internships are also a required program component, which means that students can begin earning even before graduation!


Develop a broad understanding of power plant mechanical and electrical equipment, AC and DC circuit analysis, instrumentation and control, welding, programmable logic control and advanced power plant systems.


With 100% job placement among graduates who earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Power Plant Technology from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, possible careers in the power generation industry include operator helpers and equipment operators.


Due to the shortage of skilled workers, the opportunities are endless for trained operators. Advancement in the power generation industry is based largely on experience and by taking advantage of continued education and professional development.