The three-semester Overhead Electric Line Worker certificate will train you for employment with electric utility companies. To fill their workforce needs, utilities are looking for employees who have completed technical training at the community college level.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Some students who complete the Electrical Construction and Maintenance A.O.S. program continue on to complete this certificate.

This program is offered by the Applied Technologies Department.

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Career Opportunities

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Graduates of the program have been very successful in securing positions with regional utility companies.
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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Line Installer and Repairer, $79,240.

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Career titles include: Overhead Lineworker, Line Installer, Utility Worker.

Take Note

Technical Standards have been developed to establish the essential skills that a student must possess to be able to fully participate and complete the required tasks and assignments in the following programs: Clean Energy Management, A.A.S.; Electrical Construction and Maintenance, A.O.S.; Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services, A.O.S.; Mechatronics, A.A.S.; and Overhead Electric Line Worker, Certificate.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

George P. Raneri
Applied Technologies Department Chairperson
Cogan Hall, Room 145

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.