Course Summary
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6 months of course related instruction and on the job training
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Electrical Safety
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Tools and Rigging
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Workplace Practices


In the 100 series, the first six months of the program, the apprentice begins mastering the outside lineman occupation. Entry level skills are highlighted as well as an introduction to basic electricity. The apprentice is working on the job full time during this series as well as taking course work available electronically.

Learning Outcomes:

  • inspect fire extinguisher, fight fire
  • understand safety manual
  • apply first aid
  • demonstrate CPR
  • maintain first aid kit
  • use hand signals to direct vehicles
  • inspect rubber gloves
  • use hand line load and secure materials, knots & splices
  • set-up ladder
  • identify conduit material
  • identify underground tools
  • identify underground materials
  • install work area protection
  • roll up wire
  • identify wire and sleeves
  • identify line material
  • identify line related tools
  • identify helper tools
  • communicate with mobile radio
  • highway watch training
  • pull down guys
  • use lifting hoist
  • pull out and cut wire
  • identify types of cutters
  • identify and use preform material
  • identify guy wire and where it is used
  • identify anchors and extensions
  • have entry level driver training
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • 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