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Apprenticeship Programs

Northwest Lineman College (NLC) provides two apprenticeship training and certification programs to build your company’s apprenticeship program. Both options incorporate the technical instruction required for trainees to achieve U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Journeyman Lineman certification.

Lineman Apprenticeship Program (LAP)

  • Instructor-led Classroom, Lab, and Field Training
  • 2 weeks of on-site training each year for 4 years

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Power Delivery Program (PDP)

  • Work modules with supplementary training videos
  • Provides comprehensive content to support classroom learning

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NLC can assist your company with the DOL registration process.

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Lineman Apprenticeship Program (LAP)

Lineman Apprenticeship Program (LAP)

Course Overview

The Lineman Apprenticeship Program (LAP) is a great choice for companies seeking a formalized apprenticeship training and certification program that includes dynamic, hands-on training and skills verification delivered at the benchmark standard.

Apprentices complete pre-campus work followed by instructor-led classroom, lab, and field instruction.

Department of Labor
Journeyman Certification

NLC Certificate
of Completion

Accredited IACET Provider

Accredited
IACET Provider

Trainees who successfully complete the Lineman Apprenticeship Program receive a Northwest Lineman College Certificate of Completion. Our curriculum is recognized by the US Department of Labor, and can be used to obtain DOL Journeyman Certification. It is our honor to train your apprentices.

LAP curriculum includes:

  • Course Year One: 146 Hours / 7.0 CEUs
  • Course Year Two: 169 Hours / 7.0 CEUs
  • Course Year Three: 145 Hours / 7.0 CEUs
  • Course Year Four: 148 Hours / 7.0 CEUs

Power Deliver Program (PDP)

Power Deliver Program (PDP)

Course Overview

The Power Delivery Programs (PDP) provides the knowledge component of apprentice training through workbooks and training videos through a distance-learning, module-based curriculum.

NLC’s PDP programs are most commonly used as the curriculum component of apprenticeship-leading-to-journeyman certification, and each PDP program exceeds the U.S. DOL requirement of 144 hours of academic training per year.

Department of Labor
Journeyman Certification

NLC Certificate
of Completion

NLC can assist your company with the DOL registration process.

PDP offerings include:

  • Lineworker Certification Program
  • Substation Operator Certification Program
  • System Operator Certification Program
  • Meter Technician Certification Program
  • Transmission Technician Certification Program
  • Journeyman Refresher Program

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