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Electrical Lineworker Academy

The Electrical Lineworker Academy prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and certificates that public and private utility companies, electrical utility contractors, telecommunication companies and cellular tower companies across the country require for entry-level jobs. Electrical line workers 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.

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 a.m. Each week consists of 40 hours of training, Monday - Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This Academy is offered four times a year. There are two fall classes--the first starts in July and the second in October. The spring class begins in January and the summer class begins in April.

Items required prior to being registered into the basic and advanced classes:

Must be 18 years of age before the first day of class

Attend and successfully complete orientation

No felonies within the last 7 years

Valid driver’s license

Proof of a high school diploma or high school equivalency

Weigh less than 275 lbs (for equipment safety purposes)

Acquire and provide a copy of a current DOT physical from a physician

Have a CDL Class “A” permit 4 weeks before class starts


Certificates and credentials earned during the Academy:

T&D PowerSkills Powerline Worker

Pole & Bucket Rescue Certificate

CDL Class "A"  License Exam

NC Workzone Flagger Certificate

First Aid/CPR/AED

Load Securement/Excavator Training Certificate

NCWorks Registered Pre-Apprenticeship (400 hrs)

Program Requirements