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Electric Lineworker

Students in the WCCC Electric Lineworker program will learn to climb and work on wooden poles at industry working heights using full wood pole fall restraint systems. Students will have basic training in the operation of bucket and digger-derricks. Students will also learn to splice, repair and install underground systems using boring machines, backhoes and trenchers. Assessments are provided by representatives from the many divisions of the electric industry.


Students learn basic skills in electricity, line work installation, repair, cable splicing, and system testing, as well as transformer connections, underground electric installation and effective operation of digger derricks. Electric lineworkers install and repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. They locate line trouble, climb poles, use hot line tools, and operate and maintain substations. This program prepares students to work for power line construction and utility companies.

All students are required to obtain a Red Cross First Aid card and a CPR card before a certificate is issued.

Program Strengths

  • Assessments provided by representatives from the electric industry
  • Operates on an indoor and outdoor hands-on electric training facility
  • Covers all areas of training needed by an individual who wishes to become an apprentice electric lineman

Emphasis/Degree Options

Associate of Applied Science

Electric Lineworker AAS Program Sheet


Electric Lineworker Tech Certificate Program Sheet

Career Pathways

Career pathway programs prepare students for employment in industries while also providing a stepping stone to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree and beyond. Learn more about career pathways.

Career Pathways Certificate Length of Program
Electric Lineworker 2 semesters (38 credits)

Gainful Employment

Electric Lineworker - 46.0303

Career Options

Electric Line mechanic
Electric Lineworker
Power Lineman