Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Electrical Lineworker Institute

Electrical Lineworker Institute

Upon Completion, students are qualified for an entry-level position as an electrical line technician.

Program Description

The Electrical Lineworker Institute prepares students for a career as an apprentice for a Journeyman Lineman. In this program, you will develop the knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair outdoor residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems, and associated power transmission lines. You will study basic circuits, wiring practice, A.C. and D.C. controls, safety procedures, and learn about the power lines which carry electricity from the source to its destination.

You will learn how to use hand and electric tools, and how to read and interpret blueprints and other written and graphic instructions. Your work will combine classroom courses with laboratory hours which offer practical, hands-on training.

Electrical Lineworker

If you enjoy traveling, working outdoors, and working with electrical equipment, then this training program may be for you. A Lineworker is required to travel extensively and work in emergency restorations during times of bad weather. Students must possess the physical ability to climb to heights in excess of 50 feet.


Intent: The intent of the Electrical Lineworker student is to earn credentials and gain knowledge to obtain a job in an industry related profession earning a family sustaining wage.

Credentials earned in the Electrical Lineworker Institute:

  • 10-Hour OSHA Construction Card
  • 811 Pipes Plus
  • Arc Flash Safety for Utilities
  • Bucket Truck Rescue
  • Chainsaw Safety Awareness
  • Class A CDL License
  • CPR
  • DOT Regulations: Heavy Vehicle, Equipment and Machinery
  • Excavator Training (Level 2)
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Forklift Certification
  • Pole Top Rescue
  • Pre-Apprenticeship through ApprenticeshipNC
  • Trenching, Shoring, and Confined Space Training
  • Work Zone Flagger

Admission Requirements

  • 1 copy of High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (REQUIRED TO REGISTER)
  • 1 copy of Current DOT Physical & Drug Screen (FIRST DAY OF CLASS)
  • Drug Screen (FIRST DAY OF CLASS)
    (1 Drug Screen For EACH course (total of 2) no more than 30 days old)
  • 1 copy of Unrestricted NC Driver’s License (REQUIRED TO REGISTER)
  • 1 copy of OFFICIAL driving record (FIRST DAY OF CLASS)
  • Must be 18 years old by the start date of Lineworker I

Program Contacts:

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Helpful Personal Attributes:

Characteristics associated with success in this major include an interest in working with your hands and a pride in the successful completion of a job.

You should:

  • be dependable and careful in your work
  • be able to follow written and oral instructions and make logical decisions
  • have the ability to work in awkward and uncomfortable positions for long periods of time
  • feel comfortable working with people of different backgrounds and personalities
  • be in good physical health
  • have good motor coordination
  • feel comfortable working at heights
  • be able to tolerate working outdoors in bad weather


Item Cost
ELT-7000 Electrical Lineworker Training 1 $433.00
ELT-7001 Electrical Lineworker Training 2 $344.00
ID Badge $2.50
Lineworker Boots $150.00 - $200.00
CDL Permit $60.00
CDL License $100.00
DOT Physical & DOT Drug Screen varies with insurance
TOTAL $1,140.00 estimated

Financial assistance available.

Educational Pathways:

Education Pathway:

   Electrical Lineworker I > Electrical Lineworker II

Career Information

Estimated Earnings

NationalNorth Carolina
Per YearPer Year
Starting Salary46,00033,862
Average Salary63,00048,692

To learn more about a career in the Electrical Lineworker field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:

Career Coach logo Electrical Lineworker Institute

More information about the Electrical Lineworker profession at: My Next Move

To register, use the REGISTER NOW button on this page

Courses currently on the schedule:

Title Course/Section Meeting Information Available
Electrical Lineman II ELT-7001-100 01/08/2024-02/26/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM - 05:00PM, Lineman Pole Yard-Hudson Campu, Room YARD (more)...
Additional Meeting Info:
Electrical Lineman I ELT-7000-101 03/11/2024-04/29/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM - 05:00PM, Lineman Pole Yard-Hudson Campu, Room YARD (more)...
Additional Meeting Info:
Electrical Lineman II ELT-7001-101 03/11/2024-04/29/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00AM - 05:00PM, Lineman Pole Yard-Hudson Campu, Room YARD (more)...
Additional Meeting Info:

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Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Vocational and Technical Services is to offer quality, accessible career and workforce development classes that are short-term in nature, and to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment, development and advancement in the workforce.

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