Electrical Lineworker Program

Next 15-Week Term Starts: October 19, 2020

Program Objectives

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Program Objectives

The Electrical Lineworker Program graduates are:

  • Highly qualified for initial employment
  • Highly successful in completing future training programs
  • Prepared to pursue a long, rewarding career

What you'll be LEARNING

Using the Three-Phase Educational Model, Northwest Lineman College (NLC) focuses education around three domains of learning: Knowledge, Skill and Behavior. Each academic course, skill competency, and behavior expectation is shaped by this model.

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Learn how to safely construct, maintain, and operate the nation's power grid.

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Learn how to work in elevated positions, using the industry's most up-to-date safety equipment.

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Learn to operate bucket trucks and digger derricks.

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Learn how to identify career options and interview confidently.

WHAT GRADUATES SAY ABOUT THE ELECTRICAL LINEWORKER PROGRAM

Testimonial: Nina Chlubiki

Testimonial: Noah Carr

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CERTIFICATIONS

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CERTIFICATIONS

You'll graduate the Electrical Lineworker Program with these certifications:

  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Climbing Certification
  • Pole-top Rescue Certification
  • Metering Certification
  • Enclosed-space Rescue Certification
  • Aerial-lift Rescue Certification
  • Digger Derrick Certification
  • OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety and Health ET&D card
  • Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification (Optional)
  • Crane Operator Certification (Optional)

*See Course Descriptions of the Career Program Catalog for certification details.

ADVANCED ADD-ON COURSES

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ADVANCED ADD-ON COURSES

Be a standout job candidate by gaining extra certifications that employers value highly:

  • Smart Grid and Electrical Devices Certification
  • Crane Operator Certification
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Class A CDL Testing Course (Idaho and Florida)

ELP GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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ELP GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • 70% or higher in each academic class
  • All field competencies and certifications
  • Successful scores in behavioral competencies
  • Maintain attendance as outlined in the catalog
  • Meet Commercial Drivers License and/or permitting as outlined in the catalog

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Training Environment

ELP Training Environment

NLC promotes a positive learning environment where students are challenged, encouraged, and held accountable. Students are placed in crews where teamwork is emphasized daily.

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Class Day

Students attend class and field training in equal parts each day, Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for preparation and study.

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Class Size

Class sizes are limited to maximize student safety, productivity, and camaraderie.

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Tools of the Trade

Students are required to purchase specific climbing and hand tools on campus. Instructors will provide a personal fitting for you.

After graduation, you will continue to use these tools every day on the job.

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Meet Your Instructors

Exemplifying the best practices and expectations of trade professionals, instructors are certified adult educational specialists who give students individualized attention to maximize learning outcomes.

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Your Campus Options

Your Campus Options

All campus locations feature:

  • State-of-the-art classroom and lab facilities
  • Learning resource centers with study areas and computers
  • Indoor lab and outdoor field-training areas that emulate actual work environments
  • Student lunchrooms

Call 1-800-338-8875 to schedule a live tour at any of our campuses.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition, Lab Fee, Safety Equipment and Shirts: $18,750

 

Required Tuition and Fees

Application Fee

Paid with application

$100
Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$850
Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$15,000

Required Associated Costs

NLC Safety Equipment and Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$2,800

Optional Courses

See Catalog

*California tuition will increase to $16,500 for terms starting on August 10, 2020 and later. California total tuition and fees (including lab and application fees) will increase to $17,450.

For financial assistance, call 1-800-338-8875 or view funding options.

FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

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FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

Veteran's benefits, workforce investment agencies, loans, and scholarships are available for those who qualify to help fund your education.

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SCHOLARSHIPS CAN HELP

SCHOLARSHIPS CAN HELP

I was able to save a lot of the money to go to school, but not all of it. Luckily, I came across the Mike Rowe Scholarship. I was able to get that money and it helped me be able to come to NLC. — Noah, NLC Graduate
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Message from THE NLC President

At NLC, we put our students first. You will be immersed in a positive learning environment where our commitment to providing you with a quality education is unwavering. — Aaron Howell,
Founder & President

Contact Us

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








Admissions Qualifications

  • 18+ years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and eligible to obtain a CDL A license
  • Be physically and mentally fit (official Medical Release form provided during enrollment process)
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Not have a felony conviction on your record
  • Weigh no more than 270 pounds (ELP and TLP only, due to weight restrictions of fall protection equipment)

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