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Lineman Training


If you like to be outdoors, love challenges and aren't afraid of heights, being a professional Lineman is a career to consider.

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What is Lineman Training?

HCTC’s Lineman Training Program has been recognized as the 2016 Workforce Development Award through the Community Colleges of Appalachia for its outstanding placement rate and comprehensive approach to training individuals to enter this growing field. The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for students to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical utility industry. This is accomplished with the use of proven training methods by instructors with extensive experience in the utility industry. Upon completion of the class, our students are prepared to enter and be successful in the Line Utility Industry. This accelerated training program is provided by HCTC's Workforce Solutions department.

This program is designed for individuals with little or no lineman experience. Our training course includes everything you will need and student will receive:

  • 288 Hours of Lineman Instruction
  • 160 Hours of CDL Class A Training
  • OSHA 10-Hour Course
  • 8-Hour Work Zone and Flagging Course
  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Two Fiber Optic Certifications
  • 24-Hour Crane Qualification Course

All applicants must have a full driver's license (intermediate or learner's permit are not accepted) and pass a DOT physical drug screen and possess CDL Permit prior to enrollment in the program. Tuition assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Proposed/Scheduled Training Dates

  • March 6, 2023
  • April 10, 2023
  • May 22, 2023
  • August 7, 2023

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Program Coordinator

Chris Stump

Advanced Integrated Technology (Lineman)


Program Contact

Keila Miller

Dean Community Workforce & Economic Development


Scott Elder


Jesse Riley

Workforce Development Liaison


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