Electrical Lineworker

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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 Lineworker. Electrical Lineworker 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. Our program meets daily for 12 weeks for a total of 380 hours.

Electrical Utility Lineworker 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
  • Underground training
  • Electric power system, transformer and meter installations
  • CLD overview
  • Workzone flagger
  • OHSA 10-Hour Construction Training
  • CPR/First Aid Training

Upon completion, individuals will possess the necessary skills for employment in various electrical utility industries. Employers require a minimum of 18 years of age, no felony convictions in the last 7 years, and a valid drivers license. Preference is given to applicants who possess a CDL certification.

Being a lineworker is physically demanding, so it is important to be in good physical shape. You will be in extreme weather elements (heat and/or cold) so be prepared. A career as a lineworker is not for the weak minded or the faint of heart. High voltage is invisible, yet most always present, so fear is to be respected and tamed.


Fall 2020 CLASS INFORMATION
Twelve weeks, 381 total hours
Start/End Dates: August 24 – November 18, 2020
Meeting Times: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Fridays 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
No classes: Sept 7, Oct 12-13
Location: Instruction and Labs held on Electrical Lineworker Training Field
Cost: $180 Tuition + $108.50 fees = $288.50
Personal protective equipment required by student for class: Leather climbing boots, Z87 safety glasses, and leather work gloves.


Contact: Karen Kiker (CE Coordinator/Faculty Associate, AMIT) at (704) 991-0233 or kkiker7483@stanly.edu, Ricky Carpenter (Electrical lineman Instructor) at (704) 991-0304 or rcarpenter9727@stanly.edu, or Eagle’s 1-Stop at (704) 991-0123 or onestop@stanly.edu.

Registration costs are subject to change based on community college funding regulations and requirements.