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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) 347-3186

a lineman repairs electric lines running along a telephone pole

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 within the attending semester 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.

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

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.

HGTC encourages current and future students to obtain their Commercial Driver's License through our CDL Training School.  For more information or to register for the class, please call 843-477-2020 or email wdinfo@hgtc.edu.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Employers include:

  • American Lighting and Signalization
  • Duke Energy
  • Horry Electric Cooperative
  • Lee Electric
  • Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
  • Pike Electric
  • Santee Cooper
  • Santee Electric Cooperative
  • Sumter Utilities

Telecommunications:

  • ATT
  • Frontier
  • Horry Telephone (HTC)
  • Spectrum

 

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

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
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