Algonquin College Powerline Technician Program

Ontario

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Certificate Program

Algonquin College Powerline Technician Program

Algonquin College Powerline Technician Program

2020 Program Cost:

$1,850

2020 Graduate Average Starting Wage:

$51,800

About

Algonquin College Powerline Technician Program

This two-year Powerline Technician Ontario College Diploma program prepares you with the skills you need to succeed as a powerline technician in Ontario. Begin by learning electrical basics and move on to design, planning, construction and maintenance of distribution lines. Starting in the second term, you begin spending one day per week at the Hydro Ottawa partner site located on Bank Street in Ottawa. There you learn climbing, rigging and other hands-on skills you can apply throughout your career.

2020 Enrollment

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Housing Available?

No

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Boots/Tools Included?

No

Career Outlook:

Admission Qualifications 

English Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent), Mathematics Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent), Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements

Ottawa is making significiant investments in its public power infrastructure. The population of Eastern Ontario is projected to grow 27.9 per cent over the projection period, from 1.91 million to 2.44 million. Ottawa is projected to grow fastest (39.0 per cent) from 1.03 million in 2019 to 1.43 million in 2046. As the area continues to expand expect a steady need for electric infrastructure.

Common Employer(s) from Program:

Hydro Ottawa, Ottawa River Power

Completion Rate:

86%

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Employment Rate

90%

Possible Scholarships?

No

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Term Length:

Two Years

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Term Beginning Date(s):

September

Algonquin College Powerline Technician Program

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Ottawa

This lineman program is based in Ottawa. Ottawa is Canada's capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montreal and the U.S. border. Popular things for lineman to do in their spare time is to check out the Canadian War Musuem and have a beer at The Senate Tavern.

Ottawa

National Lineman Career data is provided from a combination of program information submissions, industry reports, NLC surveys, and other publicly available data. Program information may periodically need to be updated and we do not claim 100% annual accuracy.   

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