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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764  |  740.753.3511  |  800.637.6508
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Power Line Technology

Power Line Technology
Bucket truck, students on power line poles
  • Install, repair, and maintain electrical and telecommunication transmission and distribution systems above and below ground
  • Climb utility poles, construct pole lines, splice cables, and operate high reach and power digging equipment
  • Develop the confidence, work ethic, and stamina to work in a wide-range of environments and conditions using Master Rigging techniques  
Program Description

Terms such as “power line worker”, “electrical line worker”, and “telephone lineman” are synonymous, while many simply refer to the term “lineman”.  The lineman builds, maintains and repairs overhead and underground power lines and cables.  He/she may work at a large utility company such as AEP, a local electric cooperative, a city, or an independent company that contracts jobs from larger companies.  The lineman is always “on call” especially during natural disasters.

The Power Line Technology program will equip you to perform a number of basic tasks that will help you to be a useful member of a line crew.  You will have the basic understanding of the electric power system.  Safety is number ONE.  You will be aware of hazards that exist around you and should be able to recognize an unsafe situation when you see one.  You may be certified in wood pole climbing.  You will be able to frame poles, construct basic power lines, be a good “groundman”, know how to tie knots, splice rope, prepare rigging, set up a work zone, set up and operate a bucket truck and digger derricks, along with many other tasks.

Areas of Study:
  • Safety 
  • CDL Training
  • 10 hour OSHA Training
  • Climbing and rigging techniques
  • Bucket truck and digger equipment operation
  • Electrical equipment usage
  • Proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools
  • Installation skills
  • Power poles and anchors setting techniques
  • Repair, maintenance and installation of transmission and distribution lines
  • Employability skills
Career Opportunities:
  • Power line technician
  • Cable installer
  • Independent contractor
  • Tree trimmer
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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
740.753.3511  |  800.637.6508
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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 | 740.753.3511 | 800.637.6508