SPC Reese Center receives equipment donation from Zachry High Voltage
LUBBOCK – The Electrical and Power Transmission Technology Program at South Plains College Reese Center campus recently received equipment and devices from Zachry High Voltage. The materials are used in high voltage distribution centers and low voltage control distribution in industrial electrical wiring.
“I am clearing space for another delivery in early June,” said Diana Malone, instructor in the ELP program. “Before the donation, students studied books and reviewed pictures of industrial electrical applications. Now, the students can apply theory in the SPC’s hands-on laboratory.”
The donation represents a mutual interest in training the technological leaders of tomorrow for employers including Zachry High Voltage. Zachry provides the engineering and other services required to take a project from the FEED/FEL stage through detailed design, construction, commissioning and upgrade. They are committed to delivering on expected outcomes with a level of quality and responsiveness.
“What’s important is to help provide meaningful work for our students – which requires training them in safe environments intentionally designed to bring out the best in quality,” she said.
South Plains College offers a two-year Electrical and Power Program that is designed to prepare qualified graduates to work in the electrical industry. The curriculum provides a selection of electrical courses that meet the needs of the electrical industry as well as the goals and desires of the student. Students must completed a minimum of 60 hours of course work with a minimum of 32 hours selected from the appropriate ELPT courses to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. An optional Certificate of Proficiency is also available for students who complete a minimum of 32 hours of course work.
“In the end, this means that students gain techniques,” Malone said. “While a classroom is appropriate for learning theory, techniques require hands-on experience.”
For more information, contact Malone at (806) 716-2424.