Keep power flowing as an Electric Utility Lineworker. Students will learn to install and repair electrical power systems. Students will study safety, electrical theory, truck operations, construction specifications, pole climbing, line construction, single phase to three-phase conversion, underground distribution, transformer installation and service, substations, schematic diagrams, and tools of the trade. Students will learn to use fall arrest and positioning systems within OSHA regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations. Students should be in good general health and physical ability, and comfortable working at high elevations or in confined spaces.
After completing the program, graduates will enter the power industry as pre-apprentice line workers, substation technicians, or equipment operators.
This program is only offered in the afternoon.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Transformer Theory & Installation
Conductor Installation & Repair
Fusing and System Coordination
Pole Climbing Skills
Pole Framing & Construction Standards
Power Line General Safety
Principles of Underground Distribution Systems
Rubber Gloving and Hot Sticking Methods
Service Installation and Metering
Setting and Replacing Poles
Substation and Voltage Regulation
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).