Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Lineman Education Service

Tennessee

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Certificate Program

Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Lineman Education Service

Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Lineman Education Service

2020 Program Cost:

Free

2020 Graduate Average Starting Wage:

$45,800

About

Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Lineman Education Service

Apprentice Lineman training introduces the beginning apprentice to the basic math, electricity and alternating current fundamental principles that are the groundwork for understanding the hows and whys of this profession. Students learn the basic tools and equipment used in everyday operations, and applications include stringing and sagging wire; underground distribution systems; transmission and distribution line maintenance; transformer connections; meter applications; substation operations; and phasing and measuring voltage and current.

2020 Enrollment

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12

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Housing Available?

No

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Boots/Tools Included?

No

Career Outlook:

Admission Qualifications 

Have completed high school or GED certification, Be at least 18 years of age, Possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle drivers license

The five laboratory sessions plus the final exam enable students to apply the knowledge learned from the correspondence units. Participants learn basic knots and safe climbing techniques, as well as pole-top rescue, both climbing skills necessary for overhead line construction. Participants construct and frame lines using specifications, and learn grounding and preparation of stress cones for underground cable. Effective job briefing and basic troubleshooting steps for overhead and underground systems are demonstrated, as well as transformer banking, bucket truck pre-trip inspection, and bucket truck rescue.

Common Employer(s) from Program:

Middle Tennessee Electric

Completion Rate:

85%

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Employment Rate

90%

Possible Scholarships?

No

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Term Length:

4 Years

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Term Beginning Date(s):

August

Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Lineman Education Service

State Name

About

Chattanooga

The Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Inc. (TVPPA) is the Nonprofit, regional service organization that represents the interests of consumer-owned electric utilities operating within the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) service area. TVPPA

Chattanooga

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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