Electrical Lineworker Program
Northwest Lineman College, Training America’s Future Linemen.
You can become one of the rare individuals who construct, maintain, and operate America’s power grid. Power linemen are among America’s elite workforce and NLC’s 15-week Electrical Lineworker Program can make you a part of it.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
NLC Graduates Employed in the Trade
- NLC Graduates Employed in the Trade 79%
- Not Willing to Relocate/Still Pursuing Employment in the Trade 11%
- Unknown 8%
- No Longer Pursuing Employment in the Trade 2%
2011-2014 Idaho, California, and Texas campus graduate average. See catalog for detailed cohort and graduate population base information.
Electrical Lineworker Training at Northwest Lineman College
The electric utility industry offers great opportunities for exciting and rewarding long-term careers. After completing the Electrical Lineworker Program, graduates typically enter the electric utility industry industry as pre-apprentice lineworkers, substation technicians, equipment operators, staking technicians, and other related positions. Northwest Lineman College provides the most versatile and realistic educational experience possible, preparing graduates for excellent advancement roles, such as crew leader, superintendent, and director. With so many opportunities available in the industry, some of our alumni have advanced from linework to rewarding careers in safety and training, engineering, system operation, and construction company ownership. The career paths and potential are nearly limitless for an ambitious individual with a Northwest Lineman College education.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your minimum admission requirements?
Can I be denied admission?
I have a DUI on my record. Can I still get into your school, graduate, and get hired in the industry?
How do I apply?
How long will I have to wait before I know if I got in?
At what point in the admissions process is my seat reserved?
Following Step 2 (Enrollment) of the 5-Step Admissions process, which includes completing the enrollment agreement and paying the lab fee, your seat will be reserved. NLC uses an open enrollment process, which means that completed enrollment agreements are accepted in the order they are received. Your best chance to get a seat in the term of your choice is to get your application in early and immediately start the enrollment process. Please remember to pay your tuition at least four weeks prior to the term start date in order to keep your reserved seat.
What is the purpose of the lab fee?
What type of job placement do you offer when I graduate?
NLC does not guarantee or place you in a job after graduation, but NLC supports your employment efforts in several ways:
- A core component of our curriculum is our unique Career Planning and Strategies (CP&S) course, which prepares you to find and succeed in the Power Delivery industry.
- During CP&S, you will learn about the industry, how to write an effective cover letter and resume, how to interview, and how to present yourself to prospective employers.
- NLC ELP students receive our unique directory of utility and construction company listings with over 10,000 contacts (company names, addresses, and phone numbers) to help with the employment search.
- ELP students and alumni have exclusive access to NLC’s Alumni Job Portal where Utilities, Municipalities, Electric Cooperatives, Instructor Owned Utilities, and Contractors from across the nation post job openings.
- ELP students and alumni have exclusive access to a NLC Alumni Outreach Specialist, who supports NLC graduates by providing on request transcripts, certificates, support for access to the Alumni Job Portal, employment verification, and networking services.
Will I have to relocate to find employment?
As in any profession, electrical lineworkers who are geographically flexible are much more successful finding employment than those who are not. For this reason, we encourage you to keep your options open when considering where you will work. It can be challenging to start a career if you limit yourself to a specific town or area. Instead, we encourage you to consider the entire state, multi-state region, or (even better) the entire country. We have found that graduates who are willing to work anywhere typically receive multiple job opportunities. And who knows? Maybe that dream job in your home town will open up for you while you’re building your career skills and résumé elsewhere.
At what point in the Admisisons Process is my seat reserved?
Following Step 2 (Enrollment) of the 5-step admissions process, which included completing the enrollment agreement and paying the lab fee, your seat will be reserved. NLC uses an open enrollment process, which means that completed enrollment agreements are accepted in the order they are received. Your best chance to get a seat in the term of your choice is to get your application in early and immediately start the enrollment process. Please remember to pay your tuition at least four weeks prior to the term start date in order to keep your reserved seat.