Course Summary
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12 months of course related instruction and on the job training
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Basic Electricity with Lab
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Electrical Circuits with Lab
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Electrical Troubleshooting and Maintenance with Lab


In the 300 series, the second year of the program, the apprentice continues mastering the outside lineman occupation. Entry level skills are highlighted as well as an introduction to field work. The apprentice is working on the job full time during this series as well as taking course work available electronically.

Learning Outcomes:

  • learn entry level skills required to become a lineman such as such as set pole energized area
  • install anchor
  • load/unload poles
  • crane hand signals
  • operate line truck
  • load/unload trenching equipment
  • install shoring
  • operate backhoe
  • operate trencher
  • splice underground
  • drive ground rod
  • handhole connection
  • install underground service
  • pull in underground conduit
  • operate winch
  • set padmount and transformer
  • take voltage reading and check continuity
  • basic electricity (4 parts)
  • prepare stringing blocks
  • install traveling grounds
  • compression sleeve
  • splice overhead service
  • rigging
  • fill out work order
  • assemble double arm
  • assemble steel switch arm
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • 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