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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 line technicians 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.

The next Electrical Lineman program starts June 22 and is limited to 12 students. Please call Tabitha Ritchie at (704) 991-0181 for complete details.

This program will meet for 8 weeks 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. Career Readiness Certificate

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