Program Length: 1 year, 500 hours. Offered in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Underground Utility Locating is a program that will offer hands-on activities and real-world experiences related to the essential skills needed in this industry. Students will be introduced to the history and traditions of utility types, installation methods and the theory of electromagnetic locating. Students will apply their knowledge of safe work techniques and industry best practices. In addition, students are introduced to blueprint reading, electrical theory principles, locating equipment use, and job site safety. Students will learn how locating underground utilities is necessary for the excavation and construction industry not only to keep excavators and homeowners safe while digging but also to prevent the disruption of vital utility services such as electric, gas, phone, cable, and fiber optics. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and hands-on experience required to enter the Utility Locating industry.
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:
Part-time employment is possible during the second semester of this program, starting at $18.50 per hour. Students must be 17 years old, have a valid driver’s license, be in good standing with this class, and be able to pass the DOT-level drug screening. At the completion of this 10-month program, students can apply for full-time employment.
Theory of Electromagnetic Locating
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Natural Gas Facilities
Fiber Optic Facilities
Advanced Techniques & Troubleshooting
Safety Orientation – OSHA 10 Hour Card
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