Electric Utility Lineworker Basic College Credit Certificate (393)

The Electric Utility Lineworker Basic Certificate (24 credit hours) is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and basic practical skills needed when seeking a career opportunity in the electric utility industry as a line worker trainee. Students will develop technological competency, analytical problem- solving skills, workplace ethics, team working skills, and job responsibility. Students will study basic electrical theory, elements of electric power systems operations, fundamental safe work practices, and a variety of overhead and underground electrical construction operation and maintenance standards.

Individuals taking the Basic Certificate program opportunity are expected to develop skill sets in climbing poles, digging holes, working with tools and machinery most closely associated with electric utility systems and basic mechanical technologies. Students will be expected to show that they understand job related safe work practices, first aid, rescue and CPR and apply themselves in mastering basic computer skills applications. Individuals are expected to learn electrical terminology and practices associated with electric utility operations.

Program Core Courses

ETP 1100CSafe Work Practices

3 Credits

ETP 1101CBasic Electricity for Line Workers

2 Credits

ETP 1130CPole Climbing, Ropes & Rigging

3 Credits

ETP 1150CTrucks & Excavation Equipment

3 Credits

ETP 1140CElectrical Distribution Structures

3 Credits

ETP 1134CUnderground Distribution

3 Credits

ETP 1105OSHA Electrical Standards and the NESC

3 Credits

ETP 2131CPole Line Equipment I

3 Credits

ETS 2051Skilled Trades and Construction

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours:24

Total Credit Hours: 24

Upon successful completion of the program (24 credits) individuals will receive a Electric Utility Lineworker Basic Certificate from Lake-Sumter State College. The successful students of this eight course certificate program will reasonably possess the skills necessary to be considered for making application for employment as an entry level apprentice line worker in the field of electric utility distribution line construction, operation and maintenance.

For information about career options, visit www.lssc.edu/careers.

Students must complete 25% of each program's total credit hours at LSSC.

Academic Advising
Leesburg Campus 352-365-3574
South Lake Campus 352-243-5722
Sumter Center 352-568-0001
Career Development Services
Careers@lssc.edu 352-323-3603
Program Contact Information
Energyprograms@lssc.edu 352-568-0001 Ext 1025