Electrical Lineworker Program Relaunches with New Instructor

Ricky Carpenter
SCC is pleased to announce Ricky Carpenter (Peachland, NC) has taken the position as the new instructor for the
Electrical Lineworker Training Program. Mr. Carpenter has over 31 years of experience working
with Duke Energy as a Lineman, and Construction and Maintenance Specialist.

Stanly Community College (SCC) is now accepting students for the Electrical Lineworker Training Program and is pleased to announce that Ricky Carpenter will be the new instructor. Mr. Carpenter has over 31 years of experience working with Duke Energy as a Lineman, and Construction and Maintenance Specialist. SCC’s lineman program teaches individuals the knowledge and climbing skills necessary to enter into the field of power distribution.

Electrical utility linemen and line technicians will 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; and inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment. Additionally, they install 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; and follow safety standards and procedures.

SCC has a two-acre training site located on the Albemarle Campus that is dedicated to the lineman program. Students are able to get hands-on training in basic elements of electricity, overhead pole and electrical line construction, safety codes and applications, electric power systems, transformer and meter installations, and work zone flagging. Additionally, students receive training for the OHSA 10-hour Construction Certificate, and CPR/First Aid Certificate, as part of the program.

According to 2018 EMSI Data (www.economicmodeling.com), the median hourly earnings for a lineman is $27.32 an hour, and more than 800 jobs will become available by 2023 in our region. Classes start March 18. Register Now! Class size is limited! Scholarships are available for those who qualify. To register, contact Garrett Allen at (704) 991-0169 or gallen8134@stanly.edu, or Eagle’s 1-Stop at (704) 991-0123 or onestop@stanly.edu, or visit the College’s website at www.stanly.edu.