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Congratulations if you are considering a career as a utility lineman. You have selected one of the highest paying and most exciting trades that exist. Texas State Technical College's Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance is an intensive training program that is designed for men and women who are actively pursuing a career as a lineman.

The Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance prepares individuals to work as lineman in the construction, maintenance, and repair of electric utility overhead and underground systems. Students combine electrical distribution system classroom study with laboratory and practical applications. Students will be expected to master competencies such as electrical distribution safe work practices; basic electrical theory; overhead pole line and underground electrical construction operation and maintenance; fundamentals of electric power systems management; and electrical distribution equipment installation and installation of residential/ commercial service metering.

Upon successful completion of the program, individuals will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate of Completion and will possess the necessary skills for employment in the field of Electric Utility Distribution Lineman.

Associate of Applied Science Degree; two (2) years (62 semester credit hours)

Certificate of Completion; One (1) year (34 semester credit hours

Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utility Construction & Maintenance will:

  • Be able to assist in the construction of electric transmission and distribution systems, relate electrical theory to electric power systems, work comfortably at heights while climbing poles and towers, operate power distribution equipment, troubleshoot power distribution and transmission systems and have the opportunity to secure a (CDL) commercial driver's license permit.
  • Grasp the importance of the proper PPE required for the job, their effective use, as well as OSHA regulations pertinent to Electric Power Generation Transmission and Distribution.
  • Have acquired life and work skills to be successful in the workforce, to include following all written safety procedures relative to the transmission, generation and distribution system, as well as utilizing effective and accurate written and oral communication skills.

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