Southwest Texas Junior College Lineman Training

Texas

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Certificate Program

Southwest Texas Junior College Lineman Training

Southwest Texas Junior College Lineman Training

2020 Program Cost:

N/A

2020 Graduate Average Starting Wage:

$39,000

About

Southwest Texas Junior College Lineman Training

Training in this 12-week course will include 10 weeks of linemen specific classroom and field work as well as 2 weeks of truck driver training in preparation for a Class A CDL. Classes will meet Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive a Southwest Texas Junior College Certificate in Lineman Training, take the Texas Department of Transportation written and driving tests for a class A CDL, acquire First Aid/CPR certification and be qualified for entry-level employment as a lineman's apprentice.

2020 Enrollment

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18

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Housing Available?

No

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Boots/Tools Included?

No

Career Outlook:

Admission Qualifications 

Minimum 18 years of age, High School Diploma or GED, Valid Texas Driver's License, Department of Transportation Physical Exam and Drug Test, Criminal Background Check (conducted by Southwest Texas Junior College)

Students will learn the basics of the entire electrical system from generation through transmission, distribution, and the meter; learn how transformers work, how they are manufactured, how they are connected and banked, how to read voltages, how to troubleshoot; obtain knowledge in applications of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electricity; learn theory and application of pole climbing; learn safety practices and procedures; review proper use and maintenance of insulating protective equipment; learn how to tie knots, splice rope, install blocks and lines on power lines for hoisting purposes.

Common Employer(s) from Program:

Xcel Energy

Completion Rate:

90%

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Employment Rate

93%

Possible Scholarships?

Yes

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Term Length:

12 weeks

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Term Beginning Date(s):

August

Southwest Texas Junior College Lineman Training

State Name

About

Uvalde

Lineman in this program enjoy spending time at Lunkers Bar.

Uvalde

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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