Hazard Community & Technical College'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.
Careers in this industry consist of working in conditions such as rain, sleet, snow, dark of night and high winds. Most available positions in this industry are not local, so applicants need to be willing to relocate. All work stations are at an elevated level, so if you have a fear of heights, this career may not be for you. Safety is of the highest priority in this industry so you must always be aware of high voltage areas.
Interested in joining our next class? This program is offered twice per calendar year, typically in March, August. There are limited slots available for the March 2020 start date. Through this program, students 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
Two Fiber Optic Certifications
All applicants must be able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen prior to enrollment in the program.
Proposed 2020 Class dates:
Spring 2020 Class begins March 9th
Fall 2020 Class begins August 10th
Proposed 2021 Class dates:
Spring 2021 - March 8th
Fall 2021 - August 9th
For more information or application to the program contact Keila Miller at 487-3287.