Electrical Line Worker
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The Electrical Line Worker Certificate Program (ELW) prepares students to install maintain and operate line systems which supply electric energy, as well as other electrical/technological services to residential, commercial and industrial customers. This entry-level certification program includes classroom, lab and field instruction in electricity, pole climbing, overhead and underground line installation, as well as OSHA and industry safety standards.
A certified graduate of the FPCC Electrical Line Worker Program will have the potential for employment as a Pre-Apprentice level line technician, and telephone line technician, a technician in electricity generating plants or installer/maintainer of overhead and underground transmission systems. Graduates will be able to work as construction, operations and maintenance technicians on various electric power systems and other technical equipment.
- Learn theory, safety, construction methods, testing, and repair of overhead and underground distribution.
- Have an understanding of the design and construction of transmission and distribution overhead lines and hands on training utilizing equipment tools and testing equipment used in line work.
- Become proficient at climbing wood poles and steel towers, and the use/care of climbing equipment.
Estimated Program Costs
|Tuition and Fees||$2250|
|New Student Fee||$15|
* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.
Related Instruction Requirements
|Communications WRIT 104 Workplace Communications||3|
|Health HLTH 106 Focus on Health||1|
|Human Relations HS 100 Human Relations||1|
|Mathematics M 111 Technical Mathematics||3|
|Native American Studies NASX (one course)||1|
|Technology CAPP (one course)||1|
|Total Related Instruction credits required for certificate||10|
Electrical Line Worker Certificate Program of Study
|ELW 101 Line Work Fundamentals & Lab||4|
|ELW 110 Electrical Lines/Equipment & Lab||4|
|ELW 112 Equipment Competencies||2|
|ELW 115 Basic Climbing Skills||3|
|ELW 116 Safety Fundamentals Certification||2|
|ELW 280 Special Problems Crs & Climbing Competencies||2|
|SCI 106 Electrical Fundamentals||3|
|Total Program of Study credits required for certificate||20|
|Total credits required for certificate||30|