Power The Nation as a Lineworker
Electrical Lineworker Program
How Do I Become a Lineman?
Our country has a great need for skilled workers in the electric power and telcommunication industries. Help meet the nation’s demand for energy and connectivity.
Get the training and skills you need with our 15-week Electrical Lineworker Program that prepares you for the trades and a rewarding career.
Careers in Power & Telecom
The power and telecom industries provide long and rewarding careers for individuals excited to learn, grow, earn a good living and progress their career.
- Electrical Lineworker Apprentice
- Journeyman Lineworker
- First Class Lineworker
- Equipment Operator
- Substation Technician
- Meter Reader
- Meter Technician
- System Operator
- Telecommunication Lineworker
- Telecommunications Operator
- Technical Project Manager
- Fiberoptic Installer/Repairer
What Will I Learn as a Student?
Our Education Model
Each academic course, skill competency, and behavior expectation is shaped around three domains of human learning:
- Electrical theory and broadband service delivery
- Smart grid and electrical devices
- Rigging, loads and equipment
- OSHA 10-Hour Electrical Transmission & Distribution Training
- Work in elevated positions using most up-to-date safety equipment
- Operate bucket trucks digger derricks
- Telecommunications Overlashing
- Overhead & underground power distribution systems, rigging and safety
- Developing professionalism and positive work ethic
- Working safely using The Capacity Model and rescue methods
- Identification of career options and interview confidently
NLC promotes a positive learning environment where students are challenged, encouraged, and held accountable. Students are placed in crews where teamwork is emphasized daily.
Class Day & Size
Students attend class and field training in equal parts each day, Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for preparation and study.
Class sizes are limited to maximize student safety, productivity, and camaraderie.
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.
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.
You’ll graduate the Electrical Lineworker Program with these certifications:
- Aerial-Lift Rescue Certification
- Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance Certification
- Climbing Certification
- CPR Certification
- Digger Derrick Safety Certification
- Enclosed-Space Rescue Certification
- First Aid Certification
- OSHA 10-Hour ET&D
- Pole-Top Rescue Certification
Advanced Add-On Courses
Be a standout job candidate by gaining extra certifications that employers value highly with our additional optional courses:
- Class A CDL Training / Testing Course
- Crane Operator Certification
Visit Northwest Lineman College
Learn more about our Electrical Lineworker Program by attending a virtual information session or visiting one of our four campuses in-person. Connect with us today!
Tuition & Funding
Investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. Not only is the Electrical Lineworker Program shorter than one semester of college, but it’s also a fraction of the cost.
- Be at least 18 years of age by the start date of the term you select.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.NLC requires high-school-level English language proficiency as documented by a High School Diploma or GED.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
- Be eligible to obtain a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).
- Be physically and mentally fit to participate (official Medical Release form provided during enrollment process).
- Provide proof of current medical insurance coverage by the start date of the term you select. (Students are required to keep current coverage for the duration of the program.)
- Not have a felony conviction on your record.
- Weigh no more than 270 pounds due to weight restrictions of fall protection equipment.
If you meet these qualifications, you are welcome to submit an application.