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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
ELWT1102 Electrical Line Worker Theory I 4
ELWT1104 Electrical Structure Installation 5
ELWT1106 Climbing Electrical Structure 4
ELWT1108 Construction of Overhead Structures 3
ELWT1110 Line Worker Theory II 4
ELWT1112 Transformers 2
ELWT1114 Line Construction Reports 2
ELWT1116 Pole Top and Bucket Rescue 1
ELWT1118 Field Construction I 3
ELWT1120 Field Construction II 3
ELWT1122 Field Construction III 3
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ELWT1130 Electrical Line Worker Internship 2

MNTC Electives ...


Total Credits: 36


About this program

The Electrical Lineworker program provides trained personnel for the power industry. Coursework provides both theory and practical hands-on experience in all phases of power line construction and maintenance. Coursework includes electrical math, national electrical safety codes, construction of overhead and underground distribution systems, conductor applications, over-voltage and over-current protection, guying and pole grounding. The 90-acre training field located near the campus provides a site for hands-on experience in pole setting. The successful graduate is eligible for employment in rural electric and municipal utilities or with private contractors.

Program outcomes

1. Install electrical structures.
2. Interpret trade specifications and drawings.
3. Install single and multiphase overhead and underground distribution systems.
4. Demonstrate competent climbing abilities.
5. Demonstrate aerial rescue procedures.
6. Install fusing, lightning protection devices, transformers and related electrical equipment.
7. Interpret and apply the National Electric Safety Code.
8. Demonstrate professionalism and related soft skills.
9. Demonstrate professional safety practices.

Employment information

Upon completion of this training successful graduates usually secure employment with rural electric and municipal utilities, or private contractors. Opportunities for advancement into supervisory and management positions within these companies is a possibility, but will require a consistently high job performance along with solid leadership skills by individuals. This program is well-known nationwide and graduates are highly sought after by the industry.

Gainful employment report


Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.