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Lineman

Application

Apply to the Lineman program today!

Please note, we are no longer taking applications for the Fall 2020 lineman program.  Any application received after 7/19/2020 will be considered for the Spring 2021 class beginning January 2021.

Objective

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.

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.

Interested in joining our next class?  This program is offered twice per calendar year, January & August. 

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