Lineman | ACTC

Basic Lineman Certificate Program

Embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical utility & communications industries. This is accomplished with the use of proven training methods by instructors with extensive experience in the utility industry. Upon completion of the class, students are prepared to enter and be successful in the Line Utility Industry.

Key Features:

  1. Expert-Led Curriculum: Our program is led by seasoned lineworkers with years of experience in the field, ensuring you receive the highest quality training.
  2. Safety First: Safety is our top priority. You'll learn and practice industry-standard safety protocols, including OSHA certification, to protect yourself and your team while working on utility infrastructure.
  3. Hands-On Training: Get real-world experience with cutting-edge equipment and technologies, including pole climbing, line installation, and maintenance.
  4. Comprehensive Certifications: Gain essential certifications including Flagger Training, CPR and First Aid, ensuring you're prepared for any situation in the field.
  5. Class A CDL Training: Acquire your Class A Commercial Driver's License, an invaluable asset for operating the specialized vehicles essential to linework.
  6. Teamwork and Communication: Master the art of seamless coordination and communication with your fellow lineworkers, an essential skill for successful project execution.
  7. Job Placement Support: Benefit from our extensive network of industry connections, opening doors to potential job opportunities upon program completion.
  8. High-Demand Career: Join a profession that plays a vital role in keeping communities connected and operational, with ample opportunities for growth and advancement.

Careers in this industry consist of working in conditions such as rain, sleet, snow, dark of night and high winds. All work stations are at an elevated level, so if you have a fear of heights, this career may not be for you. Safety is of the highest priority in this industry so you must always be aware of high voltage areas.

Whether you're starting a new career or seeking to enhance your existing skill set, our Lineworker Training Program equips you with the knowledge, confidence, and technical proficiency to thrive in this essential industry. Don't miss out on this opportunity – enroll today and spark your future success!

Participants of the Lineworker program will be eligible for the Basic Lineman Certificate (Program: 4103013059). 

Admissions PROCESS for the BAsic lineman certificate program

APPLICATION:  Apply to the Basic Lineman program today!

Please note, we are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2024 Program. 

On the application, You MUST choose the APT – Applied Process Technology when choosing a program.  When you choose APT, a sub-menu appears with Basic Lineman as a choice. 

Items you will need to submit for admission into the line worker program:

  1. Transcripts – High School and College
  2. Placement Test Scores – Math (Placement testing is available at ACTC if you do not have test scores).
  3. Copy of CDL Permit (once you begin the CDL portion of the program)

**Please note, you must be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen before enrollment in the CDL portion of the program. *

Need Financial Assistance? 

Go to Federal Student Aid and fill out the FAFSA.  You may be eligible for financial aid for a portion of your tuition. 

COST OF PROGRAM:

Tuition/Student Fees:  $7,200.00 - If you are eligible for financial aid, it will not cover 100% of this class.  Any remaining balance after financial aid must be paid by the first day of class. 

Other Costs:

There will be approximately $300 in additional out of pocket expenses:  

  • Approximately $100 in personal hand tools
  • Line worker Personal hand tools: Ball Pin Hammer, Lineman Pliers, Flat screwdriver, Electrician/Lineman Knife, 10” Crescent wrench, 6ft folding ruler, box end ratchet wrench 1/2” – 9/16”
  • Work Boots ($50-$100) something with a small heel
  • CDL permit $85.00 (price may vary by student home county.  We recommend “ CDL PREP “ app  )
  • DOT Physical - $55.00 
  • Drug Screen - $47.00 (no more than 30 days of start of CDL class)

This is a selection program which means your application does not automatically put you in the next available round of training. 

We start the selection process for the program on the following schedule: 

Fall Program – Selection Begins mid-June

Spring Program – Selection begins mid-November

Through this program, students will receive:

  • 288 Hours of Lineman Instruction
  • 160 Hours of CDL Class A Training
  • OSHA 10-Hour Course
  • 8-Hour Work Zone and Flagging Course
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid & CPR Certification

All applicants must be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen prior to enrollment in the CDL portion of the program.

Workplace Safety

Students are continuously exposed to the various elements of accident prevention including:

  • Safety Rules
  • Safety Meetings
  • Housekeeping
  • Near-miss and accident review discussions
  • Proper care, use, and storage of tools and equipment
  • Tool and equipment inspections
  • Proficiencies

Students spend approximately 200 hours in the field performing various introductory training activities.  To successfully complete the program, each student must demonstrate that they can perform approximately 80 competencies.  These include:

  • Tool and Equipment Operation
  • Climbing
  • Personal Performance
  • Simulated Emergency Storm Restoration
  • Rigging
  • Underground Distribution
  • T&D Construction, Maintenance, and Operation
  • Digger and Bucket Truck operation

Academic Training

Students spend approximately 80 hours learning various subjects at the introductory level including:

  • Rigging
  • Electrical Systems
  • Basic Electricity
  • Career Planning & Strategies
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Transformers
  • Material Identification
  • Basic Metering
  • Substations
  • System Operations
  • Live-Line Tools
  • Maps & Standard

Supplemental Courses

  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Climbing
  • Bucket Truck Rescue
  • Class A CDL
  • Pole-Top Rescue
  • Flagging Training
  • OSHA 10

Requirements to enter the Lineman Training Program:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical and DOT Drug Screen

For Information on the Lineman Program, please contact:

Chris Boggs

Christopher.Boggs@kctcs.edu

(606) 326-2482

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

What is the minimum age requirement for the program?

You may be accepted into the program if you are 18 and over, but limited job placement assistance is available if you are under the age of 21. If you are under 21 and life outside of Kentucky, you would not be eligible to complete the CDL portion of this program.
 
If ACTC already has my transcripts on file, do I need to send them again?

If your transcripts are on file, you do not need to send them again unless you have had additional education since you submitted your transcripts from an institution other than ACTC. As long as we have any and all transcripts from your educational experiences, you do not need to resubmit them. If you are unsure, check with Admissions.


How do I know when I have been accepted into the Basic Lineman program?

We start the selection process for the program on the following schedule:
Fall Program – Selection Begins mid-June
Spring Program – Selection begins mid-November


Does submitting my application automatically put me in the program?

No.  The basic lineman program has a limited number of spots and the selection will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


If I already have my CDL, will I be required to repeat the class for the basic lineman program?

No. If you already have your CDL License, you would only be required to take other required elements of the program.