Underground Utility Locating Technician

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.

How You’ll Learn Hands-On

Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:

  • Virtual Reality (VR) utility locating
  • Real-world locating using industry technology, tools, and equipment

Where it Can Take You

Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:

  • Underground Utility Locating Technician
  • Lead Technician
  • Supervisor or Trainer

Who Can Apply

  • High School Seniors and Adults
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Must be able to pass a DOT-level drug screening
  • Able to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Able to work in a confined space; walk, bend, and lift up to 75 lbs
  • Able to climb up/down ladders, 20+ ft