Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Occupation Title:
Outside Lineman
Estimated length of On the Job Training (OJT):
6 months of course related instruction and on the job training
Estimated length of Related Training Instruction (RTI):
6 months of course related instruction and on the job training
Dates Offered:
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

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 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
  • Lectures
  • 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