Skip To Main Content




Electrical Power Line Mechanic

Electric Power Line Mechanics (a.ka. lineworkers) build and maintain the nation's electric grid. Virtually no aspect of modern life is untouched by the work done by the nations lineworkers.

In addition, lineworkers hold a critical position as one of the first responders after accidents or storms disrupt the electrical grid. When natural disasters strike or accidents occur, lineworkers swiftly mobilize to assess the damage, identify hazards, and restore power to affected areas. Working tirelessly in challenging conditions to repair downed power lines, replace damaged equipment, and ensure the safety of the general public.

Being an electric power line mechanic requires a unique blend of technical skill, resilience, tenacity, and empathy. If you're up for the challenge, you'll be rewarded with a fulfilling and long-term career.  

Our Electrical Power Line Mechanic pre-apprenticeship program gives you a competitive edge when applying for high-paying jobs in the electric utility and telecommunications industries. 

Our instructors have years of industry experience and know exactly what knowledge and skills you'll need to be successful. You'll be ready for the workforce in approximately nine months!

Key Program Topics

  • Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Pole Climbing Techniques
  • Hardware, Conductors and Transformers
  • Underground Materials and Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Insulating Protective Equipment
  • Aerial and Underground Construction, Maintenance and Repair
  • Bucket Truck and Digger-Derrick Truck Operation
  • Service and Meter Installation
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Operation

Instructors have decades of field experience and teach using a primarily hands-on approach to skill development. 
You'll learn how to build, maintain and repair systems in the nation’s electric grid. 


This program is offered at two campuses with both day and evening schedules available! Select your preferred campus below for more detailed information!

Certifications & Credentials:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification
  • American Heart First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), A Class
  • Class D Level Certification for Pole Climbers

College Credit Hours:

The Ohio Department of Higher Education — One-Year Option
The One-Year Option was established by Ohio House Bill 59 and allows graduates from Ohio Technical Center 900 or greater hour programs to earn a block of technical credit toward an Associates of Technical Studies. 

As a graduate of our EPLM program, you may be approved for 30 semester hours of technical credit towards an Associate of Technical Studies in Building and Industrial Technology. 

electrical power line students in the pole yard learning their trade

Warren County Career Center Campus Program Details

We're proud to be the area's leading Electrical Power Line Mechanic training provider. We've helped countless students fulfill their dream of working in the power line industry.

We hope you will be the next success story!



Upper Valley Career Center Campus Program Details

While this program is located on the Upper Valley Career Center campus, the operations and management are handled solely by WCCC, so we'll be the ones to answer any registration, enrollment, and program questions you may have! 

We're thankful to UVCC for this partnership! 

Are you ready to get started? 

Apply Now

Hear from former students...

graphic for info sessions

Do you have questions? Or are you ready to get started? Then join us for an INFORMATION SESSION! This is the best opportunity to tour the campus, talk to program coordinators, get financial aid details, and learn how to get started! 

Info Sessions are free to attend, with no pressure. Take the first step to your new career now.

graphic for financial aid

Don't let the cost of attending scare you.
We'll help you understand all of your financial options.

Visit our Financial Aid Page for more information. 

Outlook on Electric Power Line
Installers & Repairers

logo for bureau of labor statistics


This program is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE)

logo for coe