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Electrical Lineman


Stanly Community College now offers a training program that will provide students the knowledge and climbing skills necessary to enter into the field of power distribution as an Electrical Lineman. Electrical Linemen installs or makes repairs to electrical power distribution systems. This is a rewarding career that requires dedicated employees who work well as a team and who like to work outdoors.

Electrical Utility Linemen and repairers typically do the following:

  • Drive work vehicles to job sites
  • Install, maintain, or repair the power lines that move and distribute electricity
  • Identify defective devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, and switches
  • Inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment
  • String power lines between poles and buildings
  • Climb poles and use truck-mounted buckets to get to equipment
  • Operate power equipment when installing and repairing poles, and lines
  • Follow safety standards and procedures

Course topics include:

  • Basic elements of electricity
  • Overhead pole and electrical line construction
  • Safety codes and applications
  • Electric power system, transformer and meter installations
  • Exploration of underground electrical distribution

Upon completion, individuals will possess the necessary skills for employment in various electrical utility industries.

2014 Electrical Linemen schedule:
March 31, 2014 - May 27, 2014
June 6, 2014 - August 11, 2014

This program will meet for 8 weeks, 7 hours a day, and 4 days per week, for a total number of 224 hours. This is for the Electrical Lineman portion of the course.

In addition to the electrical linemen training, students will also have the option of enrolling into the following courses:

  1. CDL Prep class
  2. Career Readiness Certificate

We are always ready to answer your questions, please call 704-991-0123 if need assistance. To see current schedule and costs, or to register, please click on the “Register Now” button to the left.