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Northwest Lineman College

Through training and education, we help thousands have safe and rewarding careers in power delivery.


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Electrical Lineworker Program

Lineworkers answer the call to power our nation every day by operating, maintaining, and constructing a safe and reliable electrical grid.

$90,000+ Average
Industry WageView Source
Get Trained
in 15 Weeks
4 Campuses
73% Graduate
Employment RateView Source

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How do I apply? We make it easy.

  1. Contact an Admissions Advisor, or fill out our online application.
  2. Your personal Admissions Advisor will contact you to answer all your questions and guide you through every step of the enrollment process, including:
    • Submitting your application and enrollment documents
    • Finding convenient NLC approved student housing
    • Information regarding funding options, including scholarship opportunities and financial assistance
    • Deciding on your program and campus
    • Arranging a campus tour

Long-Term Job Security
and Stability

  • High-paying career with great benefits
  • In-demand and fast-growing industry
  • Steady job that cannot be outsourced
  • Provide stability for your family
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The trades are the future. Attending a trade school is a reasonable expense, the wages are competitive and the career trajectories provide an opportunity for growth.

Looking for Challenges, Adventure, and Camaraderie?

Careers in power delivery and telecommunication services are ideal for people who:

  • Like working with their hands
  • Want variety in their day-to-day
  • Enjoy the outdoors and physical activity
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Learn from our instructors

Our instructors are professionals of the highest standard:

  • Department of Labor (DOL) certified instructors
  • Five International Lineman Hall of Fame inductees
  • Members of the prestigious IEEE and CIGRE organizations
  • Industry and military veterans dedicated to the continual improvement of training, safety, and effectiveness

Our Core Values, Your Success


Love what you do and have fun


Do the right thing even when no one is watching


Innovate always and be professional

4 Campuses Across the Country

Embark on an adventure for 15 weeks at one of our four state-of-the-art campuses across the country.

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An Industry Pioneer for 30 Years

  • 8,000+ trained each year
  • 1000+ network of employers
  • 73% graduate employment rateView Source
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Admissions Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start date of the term you select.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.NLC requires high-school-level English language proficiency as documented by a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Be eligible to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).
  • Be physically and mentally fit to participate (official Medical Release form provided during enrollment process).
  • Be able to pass a required drug test, including marijuana (regardless of your state of residence).
  • 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 270 pounds due to weight restrictions of fall protection equipment.

If you meet these qualifications, you are welcome to submit an application.

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