Electrical Lineworker

icon-clock Duration: 3.5 Months

icon-bookCampus Availability:Dallas Metro

Looking to train for a career where adventure and adrenaline meet purpose and impact?

The Electrical Lineworker program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of utility power transmission and distribution construction, troubleshooting, and commercial electrical maintenance and repair.

Complete the program and receive these 6 valuable certifications:

  • Bucket Rescue
  • Pole Top Rescue
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Climbing
  • OSHA-10

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Curriculum That Prepares You for the Industry

The Electrical Lineworker program courses prepare you for environments, scenarios, and safety standards you’ll encounter while working in the industry:

  • Climbing in Elevated Work Site (Pole Climbing)
  • Overhead Construction
  • Underground Construction
  • System Design and Operation
  • National Electric Safety Code
  • AC and DC Circuits, and Electric Power

The curriculum is consistent with the national standards for electric power generation, distribution, and transmission industry as described in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Students will have the opportunity to qualify for OSHA-10 certification upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a Diploma.

Employment is Expected to Grow for Line Installers and Repairers in the US by 11,100 Jobs by 2031!i

Staff and Faculty Committed to Your Success

Meet our Electrical Lineworker faculty, Zachary Taylor. Learn from expert faculty who have years of experience in the lineworker field.

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Admissions Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be either a high school graduate or have your G.E.D
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Be eligible to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • Provide proof of current medical insurance coverage by the start date of the term you select. (Students are required to keep current coverage for the duration of the program.)
  • Not have a felony conviction on your record
  • Weigh no more than 300 pounds due to weight restrictions of fall protection equipment
  • Complete the online learning readiness assessment.
  • Be physically and mentally fit to participate (official Medical Release form provided during enrollment process)
  • Proof of passing the DOT Physical, and our Doctor and Medical Release form signed by you and your doctor.

Upcoming Class Start Dates

ClassLocationDate
Classes StartDallas, TX04/22/2024
Classes StartDallas, TX08/19/2024

Class Schedules

Morning
7:00am-3:30pm

Program Courses

OSHA and Compliance Training

The student will receive basic, as well as more advanced, training about common safety and health hazards on the job. Students will be required to become proficient and qualify on various hands-on safety tasks that are necessary for employment as a Lineworker.

During this course students will earn their OSHA 10 card and American Red Cross Public Safety Two Year Certification. Bucket Escape, Pole Top Rescue and Bucket Rescue 1-year qualifications will also be earned, as well as an ATSSA Flagger Certification.

EL101

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 43 Lecture Hours
  • 34 Lab Hours
  • 77 Total Contact Hours

Job Briefs and Leadership Training

During this course the student will be introduced to job briefs, learning their importance and how to create and effectively deliver one.

Creating and delivering a successful job brief from a leadership position means doing an effective job hazard analysis, mitigation and implementing direct controls for each hazard, and clearly communicating this information to the crew in regards to their roles and responsibilities.

EL102

  • 2 Semester Credit Hours
  • 20 Lecture Hours
  • 41 Lab Hours
  • 61 Total Contact Hours

Pole Climbing School

During climbing school, students will learn proper technique to correctly and safely climb utility poles at various heights. They will become proficient with assembling, inspecting, wearing and using climbing tools including hand tools, a wood pole fall restraint and secondary rope.

During this portion of the Electrical Lineman Training Program, students will work to become competent climbers, maintain positive fall restraint while transitioning obstacles and pass qualification testing at the end of the course.

EL103

  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 4 Lecture Hours
  • 91 Lab Hours
  • 95 Total Contact Hours

General Pole Line Construction

During EL104 students will study construction standard drawings for different types of services. Classes will then apply this knowledge in a hands-on setting. In this course students will be introduced to pole line construction, where they will learn the most common tasks performed with in the field.

Students will gain experience digging pole holes, converting tangent construction to alley arm construction, guy wires and anchors. They will practice and master the required knots and utilize them during the pole line construction.

EL104

  • 3.5 Semester Credit Hours
  • 39 Lecture Hours
  • 56 Lab Hours
  • 95 Total Contact Hours

Field Equipment, Tools and Materials

Students will become familiar with various field equipment, tools and materials during EL105. Students will learn to do pre-flights, set up and operate a Digger Derrick and Bucket Truck. They will work together to load and set poles and transformers/material.

This course will also explore uses of other tools of the trade including ladders, chain saws and hotsticks.

EL105

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 84 Lecture Hours
  • 86 Lab Hours
  • 120 Total Contact Hours

Introduction to Transformers and Grounding

Students will learn about the various transformers and distribution methods used in the industry including the Wye and Delta connections and how those connections are used in power distribution.

Upon course completion they will have a basic understanding pad-mounted and overhead transformers, and how they work, as well as connection types often used in the field. Additionally, students will learn to properly install protective grounds and bonds (EPZ) at the worksite.

EL106

  • 1 Semester Credit Hours
  • 13 Lecture Hours
  • 19 Lab Hours
  • 32 Total Contact Hours

Sound Interesting? Contact us for more information on this course and the Electrical Applications Program.

Electrical Lineworker program is a short program and not eligible for Title IV funding due to the definition of an Academic Year.

cAccording to BLS data Texas employed 11,960 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (49-9051) and 14,360 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (49-9052) through May 2022. http://data.bls.gov/oes.

Tulsa Welding School Dallas Metro (Irving, TX) does not have any graduates as this is a new campus/program and average wage and employment rates are not yet available.