Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance
Lineman occupations are among the most physically demanding but highest paying careers in the nation. To benefit from the opportunity to earn the high wages in this exciting career, lineman graduates must be willing and able to work at elevated heights for long hours in all weather conditions. In the event of weather related emergencies, utility workers may be required to work in distant states for many days at a time. If the outstanding income and the excitement of handling high-powered equipment are appealing to you, then a great place to start is Texas State Technical College in Marshall. Our intensive Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance program is designed for men and women who are actively pursuing a career as a lineman. In addition to the customary requirements for college admission, all lineman candidates must have a valid driver’s license and pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical for a Commercial Class “A” Driver’s License (CDL).
The demand for electric utility workers is steadily increasing with an anticipated nationwide need for up to 40,000 jobs within the next ten years. Our Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance program prepares students for work in the electric utility industry as lineman in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electric utilities. Lineman students routinely combine classroom study with laboratory and practical applications required to achieve learning outcomes demanded by industry. Every lineman student will be expected to master competencies such as commercial truck driving; electrical power distribution; safe work practices; basic electrical theory; overhead and underground electrical construction and maintenance; fundamentals of electric power distribution; and proficiency in the installation of residential and commercial service metering.
Upon successful completion of the one year certificate program, graduates will receive a Lineman Certificate of Completion. Graduates of the two year program will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree with a prestigious gold credential seal from the Texas Skills Standards Board. All graduates will possess the necessary skills for employment in the field of Electric Utility Construction and Maintenance. Every graduate is expected to have acquired the skills necessary to obtain a CDL from the Texas DOT (additional fee required by DOT); graduates will then be able to legally operate vehicles such as bucket trucks, digger trucks and other large commercial trucks on public roads and highways.
Associate of Applied Science Degree; two (2) years (64 semester credit hours)
Certificate of Completion; one (1) year (37 semester credit hours)
Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance Program Outcomes:
Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance will: