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Electrical Lineman Technician

Electrical Lineman Technician - Certificate

Program Requirements:

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Admission Type:

General College Admission
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Locations:

Conway

Contact:

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(843) 349-5277

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Horry Georgetown Technical College has partnered with utility companies  in South Carolina to offer a comprehensive training program that will prepare candidates for entry-level Line Work positions.  The Electrical Lineman Technician Program prepares the student to enter the electric utility industry as an apprentice with a broad understanding of the skills, knowledge, safe work practices and physical ability required to perform line work. 

Students receive classroom and field training in math, electrical circuit analysis, power systems, and transformer theory, as well as safety and climbing techniques. Student must be 18 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license. Industries will require employees to pass a background check as well as alcohol and drug screening.  Students will be required to purchase appropriate safety items and tools.

For more information, contact:
Scott Shoemaker - (843) 349-5339


Career Outlook

The Electrical Lineman Technician Program prepares the student to enter the electric or telecommunications industry as an apprentice with a broad understanding of the skills, knowledge, safe work practices and physical ability required to perform line work (3rd class). Students receive classroom and field training in math, electrical circuit analysis, power systems, and transformer theory, as well as safety and climbing techniques.

Employers include:

  • Santee Cooper
  • Horry Electric
  • Santee Cooperative
  • Little River Electric

Telecommunications:

  • ATT
  • Frontier
  • Time Warner (TWC)
  • Horry Telephone (HTC)
  • DukeNet

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College’s Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development  resources.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit: http://www.hgtc.edu/righttoknow.

Program Information

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
  • Submit a completed the Technical Standards of the Electrical Lineman Technician program student survey prior to enrollment in ELW courses.
  • Valid Driver's license.
  • 18 years of age.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester     
ELW 110 Electrical Computations 2
ELW 111 Introduction to Electrical Line Worker 3
ELW 112 Introduction to Electricity 3
ELW 114 Overhead Line Construction I 3
ELW 211 Underground Line Construction I 3
ELW 231 Electrical Power Systems 3
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 17