This course discusses electrical quantities and their relationships to power delivery. In addition, apprentices learn about the generation and delivery of AC power, WYE/DELTA systems, three-phase power, and rotation.
This course provides apprentices with knowledge of various types of test equipment used in power delivery. Lineworkers are continually placed in situations that require them to test for voltage, current, and other electrical quantities. This course exposes apprentices to the use of test equipment and explains their applications.
This course provides apprentices with the knowledge and skills required to protect themselves when working on de-energized lines. Discussion and classroom exercises focus on bracket and equipotential zone grounding methods, as well as applicable OSHA regulations.
This course introduces apprentices to the pieces and parts that make transformers work, with extra emphasis on nameplates. In addition, apprentices learn about transformer banking and the connections required to provide customers with requested service voltage.
This course teaches apprentices the application of various types of electrical test equipment as discussed in the classroom. Apprentices will demonstrate the use of multimeters, phasing sets, and more.
Apprentices demonstrate bracket and EPZ grounding methods on structures with different construction configurations, including underground distribution. Emphasis is placed on selecting good ground sources and following correct procedures for installation and removal.
Apprentices select, install, and connect transformers in both single- and three-phase configurations using NLC’s state-of-the-art transformer lab. Apprentices will also test meter sockets and install and remove self-contained meters.
This series of courses certifies (or re-certifies) apprentices in compliance with federal OSHA 1910.269 requirements for training. In addition to classroom discussion, apprentices are required to perform simulated rescues to achieve competency.
This course continues to focus on successful attitudes and behaviors as expected by second-level apprentices. As knowledge and skill increase, so does the importance of safety, attitude, and behavior. Formal assessments are used to reinforce these points.