Electrical Utility Lineworker option
What is an Electrical Utility Lineman? Linework is a very rewarding trade, and talented people are needed to build and maintain the most valuable infrastructure in the U.S. If you are a journeyman lineman you have accomplished something many people could not. Anywhere there is electricity, linemen are there. If a storm takes out electricity to a city, linemen restore the power. Skilled lineworkers are in very high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor states that the average pay for a lineman is $65,035 however this statistic includes apprentices whose pay is much less than a lineman’s. Journeyman lineman can realistically make significantly more per year. See attached information. The Electric Utility Lineworkers option at Yavapai College offers students the opportunity to learn these very valuable/ marketable skills while earning a degree.
Electric Utility Lineworker option which is designed to prepare the student for the position of an apprentice-level line worker who is familiar with the use of tools, materials, and the equipment of the electric utility industry.
Upon Completion of Degree w/Electrical Utility Lineworker option
Upon successful completion of the Electrical & Instrumentation Technology AAS Degree with Electric Utility Lineworker option, the learner will be able to:
- Build, test, analyze, and troubleshoot direct and alternating current circuits.
- Build, test, analyze, and troubleshoot digital circuits.
- Build, test, analyze, and troubleshoot solid state circuits.
- Build, test, analyze, and troubleshoot microprocessor and programmable controller-based circuits.
- Design, fabricate and install safe electrical conduits and raceways.
- Present an overview of line work including the equipment and tools, pole climbing techniques, safety practices and procedures related to pole climbing.
- Use the appropriate tools and equipment to climb and set utility poles.
- Describe and demonstrate the proper techniques, procedures and industry safety practices used in hot sticking and lock out - tag out.
- Explain the structure and function of transformers and outline the construction of the major types of transformer connections used in the industry.
- Construct, install and provide maintenance for single-phase and three-phase systems.
- Demonstrate the procedures used in pole top and bucket truck rescue.
Certificate: Electric Utility Technology
The certificate in Electric Utility Technology is designed to prepare the student for a position as an apprentice-level line worker who is familiar with the use of tools, materials, and equipment of the electric utility industry. Students will be trained in power line installation and maintenance, pole climbing and use of tools, truck and equipment operation, and overhead and underground distribution, construction and maintenance of electrical lines.