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Electrical Lineworker Institute

The Electrical Lineworker Institute prepares students for a career as an apprentice for a Journeyman Lineman.

At a Glance

Intent: The intent of the Electrical Lineworker student is to earn credentials and gain knowledge to obtain a job in an industry related profession earning a family sustaining wage.

Credentials earned in the Electrical Lineworker Institute:

  • 10-Hour OSHA Construction Card
  • 811 Pipes Plus
  • Arc Flash Safety for Utilities
  • Bucket Truck Rescue
  • Chainsaw Safety Awareness
  • Class A CDL License
  • CPR
  • CRC (Career Readiness Certificate)
  • Defensive Driver for Professional Truck Drivers
  • DOT Regulations: Heavy Vehicle, Equipment and Machinery
  • Excavator Training (Level 2)
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Forklift Certification
  • Pole Top Rescue
  • Trenching, Shoring, and Confined Space Training
  • Work Zone Flagger

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Upon Completion, students are qualified for an entry-level position as an electrical line technician.

In this program, you will develop the knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair outdoor residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems, and associated power transmission lines. You will study basic circuits, wiring practice, A.C. and D.C. controls, safety procedures, and learn about the power lines which carry electricity from the source to its destination.

You will learn how to use hand and electric tools, and how to read and interpret blueprints and other written and graphic instructions. Your work will combine classroom courses with laboratory hours which offer practical, hands-on training.

If you enjoy traveling, working outdoors, and working with electrical equipment, then this training program may be for you. A Lineworker is required to travel extensively and work in emergency restorations during times of bad weather. Students must possess the physical ability to climb to heights in excess of 50 feet.

Admission Requirements

  • 1 copy of High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (REQUIRED TO REGISTER)
  • 1 copy of Current DOT Physical & Drug Screen (FIRST DAY OF CLASS)
  • CDL Class A Learner’s Permit (REQUIRED PRIOR TO FIRST DAY OF LINEMEN I)
  • Drug Screen (FIRST DAY OF CLASS)
    (1 Drug Screen For EACH course (total of 2) no more than 30 days old)
  • 1 copy of Unrestricted NC Driver’s License (REQUIRED TO REGISTER)
  • 1 copy of OFFICIAL driving record (FIRST DAY OF CLASS)
    (https://edmv-dr.dot.state.nc.us/DrivingRecords/DrivingRecords)
  • Must be 18 years old by the start date of Lineworker I

Helpful Personal Attributes:

Characteristics associated with success in this major include an interest in working with your hands and a pride in the successful completion of a job.

You should:

  • be dependable and careful in your work
  • be able to follow written and oral instructions and make logical decisions
  • have the ability to work in awkward and uncomfortable positions for long periods of time
  • feel comfortable working with people of different backgrounds and personalities
  • be in good physical health
  • have good motor coordination
  • feel comfortable working at heights
  • be able to tolerate working outdoors in bad weather

Courses currently on the schedule:

Course/SectionTitleMeeting InformationInstructor
ELT-7000-101Electrical Lineman03/11/2024-04/29/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 05:00PM, Lineman Pole Yard-Hudson Campu, Room YARD (more)…Walker
ELT-7000-102Electrical Lineman05/13/2024-07/02/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 05:00PM, Elec Linework, Room 101 (more)…Walker
ELT-7000-103Electrical Lineman07/15/2024-08/30/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 05:00PM, Lineman Pole Yard-Hudson Campu, Room YARD (more)…Walker
ELT-7001-101Electrical Lineman03/11/2024-04/29/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 05:00PM, Lineman Pole Yard-Hudson Campu, Room YARD (more)…Walker
ELT-7001-102Electrical Lineman05/13/2024-07/02/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 05:00PM, Lineman Pole Yard-Hudson Campu, Room YARD (more)…Walker
ELT-7001-103Electrical Lineman07/15/2024-08/30/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM – 05:00PM, Lineman Pole Yard-Hudson Campu, Room YARD (more)…Walker

Cost

ItemCost
ELS-8001 Electrical Lineworker Training 1$433.00
ELS-8002 Electrical Lineworker Training 2$344.00
ID Badge$2.50
Lineworker Boots$150.00 – $200.00
CDL Permit$60.00
CDL License$100.00
DOT Physical & DOT Drug Screenvaries with insurance
TOTAL$1,140.00 estimated

Financial assistance available.

Education Pathways:

   Electrical Lineworker I > Electrical Lineworker II

Estimated Earnings

Locations: NationalNorth Carolina
Yearly/Hourly: Per YearPer HourPer YearPer Hour
Starting Salary46,00022.1233,86216.28
Average Salary63,00030.2948,69223.41

To learn more about a career in the Electrical Lineworker field, visit CCC&TI’s Career Coach site for the following program:

More information about the Electrical Lineworker profession at: My Next Move