This program is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
Line workers install and repair the Nation’s electric power grid and communications systems. The number of line workers is expected to grow modestly, and the job outlook for the next 10 years for power line workers looks promising. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Employment opportunities should be particularly good for electrical power-line installers and repairers, as many workers in this field are expected to retire.”
The 900-hour Electrical Power Line Mechanic Program provides students with the core knowledge and skills needed to become productive members of a utility construction line crew. New line workers often enter the trade as ground persons—workers that support team members doing the aerial work. With a focus on safety, students learn pole climbing, hardware identification and assembly, aerial and underground construction techniques, and more. Students also learn the skills needed to enter into the advanced apprenticeship programs often required by industry employers.
The Electrical Power Line Mechanic program is offered at the following locations:
• Warren County Career Center, Main Campus, (WCCC-MC), Lebanon
• Great Oaks/Scarlet Oaks Campus, Sharonville (GOSO), Instructional Service Center for WCCC
• Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua (UVCC) Instructional Service Center for WCCC
*CDL-A course offered through Butler Tech, Instructional Service Center for WCCC, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd., Fairfield Twp., OhioClick HERE for Program Dates and Locations
- Application Fee: $75 (non-refundable)
- Tuition: $12,500, includes tool kit
- 18 years of age by program graduation date
- High school diploma or GED
- Complete the WorkKeys Assessment
- Valid driver’s license
- Basic Computer skills
- Enjoy outdoor work
- Physically able to climb
• Program Length: 900
• Theory Hours: 275
• Lab Hours: 625
• CDL Class A Truck Operation (Bucket and Digger Trucks)
• OSHA 10-hour
• CPR/First Aid
• Pole Climbing Certification
• WCCC Certificate of Program Completion
This program is articulated with Cincinnati State for 27 college credit hours toward an Applied Technology Specialist Degree.
- Basic Lineworker Skills
- Basic Electricity
- Circuit and Voltage Identification
- Low Voltage Test Equipment
- Use of Secondary Fault Equipment
- High Voltage Detectors
- Install Overhead Service
- Install and Tag Direct Burial Cable
- Interpersonal Skills
- Teamwork Skills
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Specialized Tools and Equipment
- Material Identification
- Basic Knots and Splices
- Pole Climbing
- Insulating Protective Equipment
- Digger-Derrick and Bucket Truck Operation
- Bucket Rescue
- Pole Top Rescue
- CDL – Class A (“O” Restriction)
Click on the links below to see some short videos featuring lineworkers.
An Electrical Lineman installs and repairs cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution system, installs insulators, erects wooden poles, and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Cable splicer and troubleshooter are also roles performed by an electrical lineman. Electrical lineman are in particularly high demand during emergency situations when power lines are downed or damaged, by such natural disasters as tornados, hurricanes, or ice storms.
-- Dictionary of Occupational Titles 821.361-026
For more information, call Coordinator John Sullivan at 513.933.3940.
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