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 Basic Computer Skills
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Rural Utilities Services Specifications (RUS Specs)
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Basic Electricity II

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 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.

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
  • 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