Get the training you need for employment in the electric power industry, either with rural electric or municipal utilities or with private contractors. Our line worker program is nationally recognized, and our graduates are sought out within the industry.
M State's Electrical Line Worker 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, and the Electrical Line Worker diploma is offered at our satellite location in the northern Minnesota community of Baudette.
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.
April 6, 2018
A team from M State's Electrical Line Worker Technology program won 3rd place in the 2018 National College Powerline Rodeo, held this year at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb.
M State students competed in both physical events and a written exam against 150 other line worker students from colleges in Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri, Michigan and Wisconsin.
M State offers its Electrical Line Worker Technology program on its Wadena campus and at its training site in the northern Minnesota community of Baudette. Last year's M State team, competing for the first time in the national competition, won 2nd place.
Electrical Line Worker Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Electrical Line Worker Technology Diploma
Locations: Baudette, Wadena
Last modified: May 7th, 2018 at 02:22pm