Electrical Line Technician
Line workers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics.
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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
- Personal & social responsibility
- 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:
- Preference for practical, hands-on work
- Experienced line workers can advance to more complex repair positions and become responsible for increasingly large portions of the network.
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Degrees & Certificates
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
2022–2023 Academic Year
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|AAS||Electrical Line Technician||60||$3,840|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
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Updated September 07, 2021