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Lineman Training Program

HCTC Lineman training program

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?  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

CPR & First Aid Certification 

Two Fiber Optic Certifications

24-Hour Crane Quailfication 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.


March 6th 

April 10th 

May 22nd 

June 26th 

August 7th 

For more information on The Lineman Program or obtaining a CDL Permit, please contact: 

Keila Miller at or 606-487-3287.

Scott Elder at or 606-487-3325 

Jesse Riley at  or 606-487-3414