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2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638

Watauga Continuing Education Department
372 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607
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Electrical Lineman Upon Completion, students are qualified for an entry-level position as an electrical line technician.

Education Pathway:
   Electrical Lineman I > Electrical Lineman II

  1.  Program Description  
  2.  Career Info  
  3.  Costs  
  4.  Admission Requirements  
Program Description

CCC& TI’s Electrical Lineman Institute prepares students for a career as a journeyman lineman. In this program, students develop the knowledge and skills to become an entry-level apprentice lineman. Topics covered include basic circuits, safety procedures, pole climbing, truck operations and the construction/maintenance of power lines. Students learn how to use hand and electric tools, and how to read and interpret construction drawings. Classroom courses combined with field hours provide students practical, hands-on training. Completers of this program will obtain 14 industry recognized stackable credentials to include a Class A – CDL – Truck and Trailer. CCC&TI’s Electrical Lineman Institute utilizes T & D PowerSkills training materials and is a registered pre-apprentice program with the North Carolina Department of Labor. Students must possess the physical ability to lift 75lbs. and work at heights.

If you enjoy traveling, working outdoors, and being part of an elite team, this training program may be for you. A lineman may be required to travel extensively and work in emergency restorations during times of inclement weather. In the electrical trade, becoming an Apprentice Lineman is the natural progression towards becoming a Journeyman Lineman. The path to becoming a Lineman is something that takes commitment, skill, determination and a generous portion of common sense. Line work is a very rewarding trade and talented people are needed to build and maintain the most valuable infrastructure in our country.

Watch CCC&TI's video about the Electrical Lineman Institute.
More information about Electrical Lineman at: My Next Move
Are you ready for the challenge?
For more information, please contact David Coffey or Jeff Holman at 828-726-2382 or email jholman@cccti.edu

Estimated Earnings

NationalNorth Carolina
Per YearPer HourPer YearPer Hour
Starting Salary46,00022.1233,86216.28
Average Salary63,00030.2948,69223.41

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

Career Coach logo Continuing Education:
            Electrical Lineman Institute
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.

HRD-7085- Career Pathways-Linemen
ELS-7001 Class A CDL Training/ ELC 1 $192.50
ELS-7002 Electrical Lineman Training 2 $181.00
CRC $30.00
Lineman Boots $150.00 - $200.00
CDL Permit $45.00
CDL License $75.00
DOT Physical & DOT Drug Screen varies with insurance
TOTAL $950.00 estimated

Financial assistance available.
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)
  • 1 copy of Unrestricted NC Driver’s License (REQUIRED TO REGISTER)
  • 1 copy of OFFICIAL driving record (FIRST DAY OF CLASS)
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
  • be in good physical health
  • have the ability to work in awkward and uncomfortable positions for long periods of time 
  • have good motor coordination
  • feel comfortable working at heights
  • feel comfortable working with people of different backgrounds and personalities
  • be able to tolerate working outdoors in bad weather


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