The Cleveland Community College Electrical Lineworker Academy prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and certificates that public and private utility companies, electrical contractors, and telecommunication companies require for entry-level jobs.
Electrical lineworkers install, repair, and maintain electrical power distribution and transmission systems. Electrical line work is a rewarding career for highly-skilled employees who enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and working in a team environment where safety is the number one priority.
Opportunities for employment in the electrical power industry are vast and growing. The US Department of Labor projects jobs for Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers in North Carolina will exceed the national average over the next 10 years. The combination of many factors has created a large demand for entry-level electrical lineworker skills.
- An increasing number of renewable energy sources must be connected to the electrical grid.
- Our aging electrical grid system requires constant repair, maintenance, and updating.
- Thousands of experienced journeyman linemen will retire within the next five to ten years.
- Fiber optic telecommunication services are constantly expanding.
Employers are actively hiring individuals who have the basic skills, ability, and credentials provided by the Cleveland Community College Electrical Lineworker Academy. If you are looking for a solid career that pays well, enjoy working outdoors, and have no fear of heights, consider becoming an electrical lineworker.
Entry-level Lineworker Salary
- Regional starting pay ranges from $15 - $20 per hour.
- Potential to earn up to $75,000 annually after five years of experience.
2018 Academy Dates
Registration is open for all 2018 Academies. Space is limited. Reserve your seat today.
January 3 – March 14
April 9 – June 15
July 9 – September 17
October 1 – December 11
The Electrical Lineworker Academy is a 10-week highly structured and intensive training program designed to prepare students with the skills and credentials that employers want. Students will treat the 10-week Academy like a full-time job and are expected to be ready for training every day at 7:30 am. Each week consists of 40 hours of training.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Required at Registration
- Proof of a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
- Valid driver’s license
- Must be at least 18 years old by the first day of class.
Preferred Applicants will meet the following Requirements
- NCRC score of Silver or higher
- No felonies within the last 7 years
Required before First Day of Class
- Provide a copy of a current DOT Physical
- Provide a copy of a non-certified Driving Record Request.
- Must be at least 18 years old by the first day of class.
- Attendance at Orientation
- Must weigh less than 275lbs (for equipment safety purposes)
Orientation sessions are open to anyone interested in learning more about the Academy. All students registered for the Academy are required to attend an orientation.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Please call 704-669-4015 to pre-register for an Orientation. Orientations dates may be closed when the maximum class size is reached.
Commercial Driver License
To obtain a Commercial Driver’s License the DMV requires a physical exam. You will receive the necessary instructions when you register. The physical exam results are due on the first day of class. https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/commercial/
Certificates & Credentials Earned
- T&D PowerSkills Powerline Worker Certificate
- Pole Top & Bucket Rescue Certificate
- CDL Class A, “O” Restriction License
- Competent Person Certificate
- NC Workzone Flagger Certificate
- Incipient Fire Behavior Certificate
- Chainsaw Safety Certificate
- OSHA 10-hour Credential
- Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
- Working Smart Certificate
- NCWorks Registered Pre-Apprenticeship (400 hrs)
|When Paid||Description||Paid To||Amount|
|At Registration||Registration Fee - Lineman I||CCC||$180|
|At Registration||Registration Fee - Lineman II||CCC||$180|
|Before 1st Day||DOT Physical||CHS Urgent Care, Shelby||$85|
|Before 1st Day||Motor Vehicle Record||DMV||$10|
|Before 1st Day||Lineworker Boots (Approx.)||Retailer||$180|
|During Class||CDL Class A Permit||DMV||$60|
|During Class||CDL License||DMV||$100|
|During Class||CDL Skills Test||No Charge if taken at CCC||$0|
For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at 704.669.4015 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our office located in the LeGrand Center at 1800 E. Marion Street, Shelby.
Options are available to help veterans and underemployed/unemployed students pay for fees and expenses associated with the Academy. It is important to speak with a Success Coach as soon as possible to explore financial assistance options that are right for you.
Program Advisory Board
- City of Kings Mountain
- City of Shelby
- Duke Energy
- Utility Lines Construction
- Williams Electric Company
A career as a Lineworker is not for the weak minded or the faint of heart. Working conditions include rain, cold, hot, dark, high winds and every combination of extreme weather you can imagine. Normal working hours apply only when all the lights are on. If someone’s electrical service is out, your work day is not over. Work stations are at an elevated level, if you like staying on the ground floor this career is not for you. High voltage is invisible yet most always present and fear is to be respected and tamed. It’s a Lineworker thing…. you won’t understand...YET.
Adjunct Instructors Needed
We are always looking for Class "A" Journeyman Lineman with teaching experience to instruct part-time in our program. If you’re interested passing on your knowledge to the next generation of lineworkers please apply here.
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