Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Occupation Title:
Outside Lineman
Estimated length of On the Job Training (OJT):
12 months of course related instruction and on the job training
Estimated length of Related Training Instruction (RTI):
12 months of course related instruction and on the job training
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Electrical Pole Work
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Electrical Transmission Troubleshooting
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Electrical Plan Reading

Program Description:

Jackson EMC has Five offices servicing 12 counties in Northeast Georgia. Our apprentices safely build, maintain and repair the power grid. Currently 54 employees in the program. This apprenticeship program is a 7 year program with 8 levels. The program is reviewed annually to ensure it meets industry standards and current safety protocols.

Our apprenticeship program includes both on the job training with a minimum of 10,000 hours upon completion of the program as well as classroom instruction that is taught through face to face instruction as well as online materials.

Program Objective:

In the 600 series, the fifth year of the program, the apprentice continues mastering the outside lineman occupation. Advanced level skills are highlighted as well as significant field work.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify hotline tools
  • work energized primary from bucket
  • install protective cover-up
  • trouble shoot underground circuits
  • splice underground cable
  • spike underground cable
  • test for voltage and install grounding elbow
  • operate underground fault locator
  • replace line fuse
  • install line guards
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Practical Exercises
  • Work-based Learning

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • On a monthly basis the apprentices take a written test and a competency test at the training yard

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials