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Utility Arborist


The Utility Arborist Program is designed to teach a student how to prune or clear vegetation in proximity to energized electrical equipment, structures and conductors. A student can generally complete the Utility Arborist Program within 2 years. Approx. 6 weeks of the program will be held in a classroom environment.

After graduation, the Utility Arborist will have working knowledge of powerlines, heavy equipment, arboriculture, and be capable with ropes, knots, and climbing.

Careers

Tree Trimmers and Pruners
Wage: $32,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.1%
Self Employed: 28.9%
Unemployment Rate: 10.0%
Employed Part Time: 14.6%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Wage: $24,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 18.1%
Self Employed: 20.5%
Unemployment Rate: 10.0%
Employed Part Time: 14.6%

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