In recognition of Thanksgiving, all NLC locations will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th. We will return on Monday, November 28th.
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Northwest Lineman College

Through training, we help thousands have safe and rewarding careers in electric power, telecommunications, and natural gas.

Power the Nation
As a Lineworker
Power the Nation
As a Lineworker
Power the Nation As a Lineworker
Power the Nation
As a Lineworker
Power the Nation
As a Lineworker

Electrical Lineworker Program

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

$86,000 Average
Industry WageView Source
Get Trained
in 15 Weeks
4 Campuses
76% Graduate
Employment RateView Source
by the ACCSC
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Virtual Campus Tours

Interested in the Telecommunications Lineworker Program (TLP) or the Natural Gas Technician Program (NGP)? On December 4th, we will be hosting a virtual campus tour and an Instructor question and answer session for each of these 7-week programs!

TLP Campus Tour NGP Campus Tour

How do I apply? We make it easy.

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Contact an Admissions Advisor, or fill out our online application.

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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

Learn From Our Instructors

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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
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Every dot represents where an NLC graduate secured employment.

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

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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 25 years

  • 8,000+ trained each year
  • 1000+ network of employers
  • 76% graduate employment rateView Source

NLC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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An Admissions Advisor will answer all of your questions and help you make the decision most suitable for you.

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Admission Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start date of the term you select
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid driver’s license (that does not expire prior to term start)
  • Be eligible to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • Be physically and mentally fit to participate (official Medical Release form provided during enrollment process)
  • Provide proof of medical insurance coverage for the duration of the program
  • Not have a felony conviction on your record
  • Weigh no more than 270 pounds

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