M State's Electrical Lineworker Technology program provides both theory courses and hands-on experience in all phases of power line construction and maintenance. Both the AAS and diploma programs are offered on our Wadena campus.
Our 90-acre training site adjacent to the Wadena campus allows students to practice pole climbing, line construction and bucket-truck operation. Coursework for the AAS degree 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.
An advisory board comprised of local and regional industry members reviews our curriculum, ensuring that students learn the skills needed by employers.
M State's Electrical Lineworker Technology program has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University Moorhead. Graduates from M State's program can transfer into MSUM's bachelor's degree programs in Operations Management and Construction Management.
Here’s what you’ll learn
- Install electrical structures
- Interpret trade specifications and drawings
- Install overhead and underground distribution systems
- Demonstrate competent climbing abilities and aerial rescue procedures
- Demonstrate professional safety practices, including certification in first aid and CPR
- Install fusing, lightning protection devices, transformers and related electrical equipment
- Apply the National Electric Safety Code