Course Summary
Credit Type:
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12 months of course related instruction and on the job training
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Basic Computer Skills
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Rural Utilities Services Specifications (RUS Specs)
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Basic Electricity II


In the 400 series, the third year of the program, the apprentice continues mastering the outside lineman occupation. Entry level skills are highlighted as well as an introduction to computer skills and rural utility services. The apprentice is working on the job full time during this series as well as taking course work available electronically.

Learning Outcomes:

  • learn more advanced skills required to become a journeyman lineman such as specification book
  • interpret work order
  • tailboard
  • install secondary cover up
  • check polarity on transformer
  • install service house and pole
  • install line hose and blankets
  • sag secondary wire
  • read a meter
  • set a 3 wire and 4 wire meter
  • install stress cone
  • install load break terminator
  • install outdoor terminator
  • install fault indicator
  • install street light
  • install sidewalk guy
  • pull overhead guy
  • install alley guy
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • 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