Electrical Lineman Program
Contact: Earline Smith
Qualified workers in this field are in demand. This hands-on course is taught by instructors with lineman experience and specialized education.
- Electrical lineman training is a 16-week course.
- Participants will complete 608 clock hours.
- The course is taught on the Goodman campus of Holmes Community College.
All electrical linemen trainees must:
- Pass a drug test.
- Pass a DOT physical.
- Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
*Additional requirements may be given upon enrollment in the electrical linemen training.
After completion of the training each trainee will be able to:
- Drive commercial vehicles requiring Class A license.
- Explain all aspects of the safety manual.
- Make connections of meter loops, transformers, and other equipment on de-energized poles.
- Assist with the framing and installation of poles and apparatus on the ground.
- Read and understand general information on the REA specification book.
- Assist in the burying of cable and other related work.
- Operate vehicles and equipment (bucket trucks, digger derrick trucks, forklifts, etc.) safely.
- Differentiate between an energized and de-energized structure and recognize appropriate hazards.
- Make basic connections and disconnections.
- Check voltage/amperes.