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Electrical Line Technician

Quick Facts

Line workers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.

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Our Program

Why choose Electrical Line Technician?

  • Enjoy working outdoors instead of sitting at a desk all day
  • Use special utilities & telecommunications equipment
  • Work for the companies that maintain the power & telecommunications lines that keep our power going

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Install, test & repair electric lines
  • Inspect equipment to identify damage, problems, or defects
  • Follow safety practice & procedures
  • Climb poles or use bucket lifts to access electrical equipment

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • Electric line work includes some risk because linemen often work at great heights and with high-voltage electricity.
  • When natural disasters cause extensive damage to electric lines, linemen must work quickly and in potentially inclement weather to repair lines and restore electricity.
  • Line installers and repairers do physically demanding work.
  • 3 skills or work style traits that will help you succeed in this field:
    • Dependability
    • Preference for practical, hands-on work
    • Adaptability
  • Experienced line workers can advance to more complex repair positions and become responsible for increasingly large portions of the network.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Certificates

Level 1

Level 2

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Electrical Line Technician 60 $3,840
CRT1 Ground Technician 25 $1,600
CRT2 Line Technician 44 $2,816

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

South Campus

Gilbert McFadden
Instructor

Call 817-515-4700

Email gilbert.mcfadden@tccd.edu

South Campus

Vivian Smith
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Support Specialist

Call 817-515-4360

Email vivian.smith@tccd.edu

South Campus

Jessica Tran
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Student Success Coach

Call 817-515-4552

Email jessica.tran@tccd.edu

Updated September 07, 2021