Electric Lineworker

The Electric Lineworker program covers all areas of training needed for those who desire to become an apprentice electric lineman. Students learn the basic skills in the study of electricity, the fundamentals of electric line work and transformer connections, and underground repair and installation. The Electric Lineworker program operates within an indoor and outdoor, hands-on electric training facility with classrooms on site.

Why choose the Electric Lineworker program at WCCC? 

  • Using full wood-pole fall restraint systems, students learn to climb and work on industry-height wooden poles
  • Students receive basic training in the operation of bucket and digger-derrick and learn to splice, repair and install underground systems using backhoes and trenchers
  • Assessments are provided by representatives from the many divisions of the electric industry
  • Scholarships are available through local electric providers

This program covers all areas of training required to work with electric lines, including basic skills in studies of electricity, math, fundamentals of line work, transformer connections and underground installation. In addition to training at the field location, all students are encouraged to obtain a Red Cross First Aid and a CPR card as a requirement for employment. With this degree, students will be prepared for entry-level positions as electric line mechanics, electric line workers or power line workers.

Academic Requirements

This certificate covers all areas of training required to work with electric lines, including basic skills in studies of electricity, math, fundamentals of line work, transformer connections and underground installation. In addition to training at the field location, all students are encouraged to obtain a Red Cross First Aid and a CPR card as a requirement for employment. With this certificate, students will be prepared for entry-level positions as electric line mechanics, electric line workers or power line workers.

Academic Requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Electric line mechanic
  • Electric lineworker
  • Power lineman

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)

Program Faculty

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Greg Burrell

Electric Lineworker Technical Instructor