Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Utility Lineman

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The Utility Lineman program is a 16-week program and is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the field of utility power transmission and distribution construction, troubleshooting, and repair. The curriculum includes climbing in an elevated work site (Pole Climbing), overhead construction, underground construction, system design and operation, National Electric Safety Code, AC and DC circuits, and electric power. Electives are available in advanced levels of utility line worker technology as well as commercial driving license (CDL). 

The line worker competencies required in this curriculum were developed to coincide with the standards for the electric power generation, distribution, and transmission industry in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Along with being awarded a work-ready certificate in Utility Lineman, students will earn the OSHA 10, AHABLS-CPR, and forklifting certifications by the completion of all program requirements. 

Admission to the Utility Lineman program is limited and, therefore, highly competitive and based on specific criteria. 

Progression: Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 14 composite on the ACT; OR
  • Attain an ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading score of 230 and QAS/Algebra score of 230; OR
  • Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above at an accredited college or university.

In addition to the minimum requirements, applicants must also:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Obtain High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Obtain D.O.T Physical and Drug Screen.
  • Obtain MS CDL Class A permit with Airbrakes.
  • Provide current MS Motor Vehicle Report.

To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA 2.0) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each UTL or DTV course to progress in the program. Students are eligible to take th D.O.T.’s Commercial Driver Written Examination upon completion of the program.

Students in the Utility Lineman program must be enrolled in 15 hours or more semester credit hours at MCC to be considered full-time. 

16 Weeks

Total Hours: 21

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