TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINEWORKER PROGRAM

Next 7-Week Term Starts: November 23, 2020

Program Objectives

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Program Objectives

The Telecommunications 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

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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 construct, maintain, and operate the nation's 5G, data, WIFI, radio, cable, and telecommunications networks.

Lineman in yellow shirt using equipment

Learn how to build and repair fiber optic, coax, and copper cable lines and equipment.

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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 how to operate bucket trucks and digger derrick trucks.

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Learn how to identify career options and interview confidently.

What Graduates Say About the Telecommunications Lineworker Program

Graduate Testimonial - Christopher Harper

Graduate Testimonial - Joshua Wisbey

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CERTIFICATIONS

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CERTIFICATIONS

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

  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Altec NIAD Aerial Lift
  • Digger Derrick Safety
  • OSHA ET&D
  • Pole Top Rescue

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

TLP GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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TLP 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 Driver Learner’s Permit Requirements

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Training Environment

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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

Class Day

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

Class Day

Class Size

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

Class Day

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.

Class Day

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

The Idaho campus features:

  • 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: $8,850

Required Tuition and Fees

Application Fee*
Paid with application
$50
Lab Fee

Paid during enrollment process

$500
Tuition

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$5,500

Required Associated Costs

Climbing and Hand Tools, NLC Safety Shirts

Due 4 weeks prior to term start

$2,800

Optional Courses

See Catalog
*Application fee $50 for terms 2003 and later

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.

View Funding Options

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The NLC Keep America Connected Scholarship is for students who demonstrate the highest potential for success in the Telecommunications Lineworker Program and are looking to create a future they envision for themselves, their family, and their country.

*Available to those who qualify

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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

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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.