Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Occupation Title:
Outside Linemen
Estimated length of On the Job Training (OJT):
2,000 hours field experience
Estimated length of Related Training Instruction (RTI):
160 Classroom Hours (minimum) for one year
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Risk Management
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Electrical Safety
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 DC Circuits

Program Description:

The electrical training ALLIANCE's goal is to provide the Electrical Construction Industry with the most highly trained and skilled workforce possible. While direct training occurs through local training programs, the electrical training ALLIANCE develops enhanced education standards to meet the competitive challenges of today's global market economy.

In addition to receiving skill training on the job, each apprentice is provided with trade-related classroom training that produces competency and pride that lead to true craftsmanship. Quite often, local training committees provide special classes with hands-on training to support classroom lectures and discussions.

The Outside Lineman Apprenticeship Program is a three-year program combining on the job training with related training instruction. As an Outside Linemen, the student will install the distribution and transmission lines that move power from the plant to a factory, a business, or home.

Program Objective:

The objective of this course is to prepare students for completion of the First Year Lineman Bundle. This is a three-year program of study with field experience for Journeyman Lineman status in the electrical construction (outside) industry.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop risk management plans
  • Identify and evaluate risks
  • Communicate risks effectively to appropriate stakeholders
  • Monitor and measure risks
  • Understand and apply the concepts of atomic structures and electron flow, voltage, current flow, and resistance in Direct Current (DC) circuits
  • Perform basic DC circuit calculations using Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, the power equation, series, parallel, and series-parallel circuit formulas
  • Open and short circuits concepts
  • Define methods to control exposure and explain the exposure effects to the human body
  • Interpret the National Electric Code, and those organizations promulgate the standards, such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70E) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Explain both inductive and deductive methods of systems safety analysis and how these methods identify the hazards associated with the design, operation, and maintenance of electrical engineering systems

General Topics:

  • Safety on the Job
  • Tools on the Job
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Fall Protection
  • Rescue
  • Harassment
  • Marketing
  • History
  • Hand Signals
  • Powered Equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Inspection
  • Math Theory
  • Rigging
  • Rope
  • Ladders
  • PPE
  • Underground Systems
  • Lock out Tag Out
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials