(Click to Tweet) Students in the Electrical Lineman program have completed their 8-week training period in order to earn their industry-recognized certification. The Electrical Lineman program teaches students basic elements of electricity, overhead pole and electrical line construction, safety codes and applications, electric power system, as well as transformer and meter installations. On successful completion of the program, students will possess the necessary skills for employment in various electrical utility industries.
Electrical utility linemen and 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; 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 line; and follow safety standards and procedures.
According to O*NET, an online partner of the American Job Center Network, nearly 50,000 electrical power-line installer and repairer job openings are predicted between 2012-2022.
Stanly Community College's next Electrical Lineman program is scheduled to begin in March 2015. Classes are taught on a 15-acre training site located on the Albemarle campus. Class size is limited to 12 students. Please call (704) 991-0181 for additional information.
Pictured are the electrical lineman graduates. Left pole, top to bottom: Steve Cree, Will Leazer, Tanner Hatley, and Matthew Black. Right pole, top to bottom: Grady Bigger, Jerry Padrta, and Stone Hamilton. Students pictured in the truck-mounted bucket (L-R): Daniel Tuituku and Reed Wolf. Electrical Lineman instructors Randy Smith (left) and Bill Wilson (right) are pictured in front of the bucket truck.