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Power Line Technicians

The Power Line Technician Program is designed to teach a student how to construct, maintain and repair the overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems that make up the electrical power grid. A student will be expected to learn how to put up and maintain electrical poles, towers and guy wires as well as install or repair the live-line wiring and other components required to connect power distribution and transmission networks.

The Power Line Technician Program will generally take 3.5 years to complete. Approx. 15 weeks of the program is designated for in-class study. After graduation, the Power Line Technician is expected to be well versed in inspecting and testing overhead and underground power lines and auxiliary equipment and be able to install and maintain street lighting systems.

Most students who graduate from the Power Line Technicians Program will be employed by electric power companies, electrical contractors and public utilities.


Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Wage: $58,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.2%
Self Employed: 0.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Employed Part Time: 1.3%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training