Electrical Lineman Technician - Certificate
General College Admission
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
- A Technical Standards form must be completed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- American Lighting and Signalization
- Dominion Energy
- Duke Energy
- Horry Electric Cooperative
- Lee Electric
- Pee Dee Electric Cooperative
- Pike Electric
- Santee Cooper
- Santee Electric Cooperative
- Sumter Utilities
- Horry Telephone (HTC)
Linemen are the backbone of America’s infrastructure. The mission of the Electrical Line Worker program is to offer a strong academic and applications-based program necessary to produce well-educated graduates who become innovative and productive members of society. Students will possess both the problem-solving skills and the fundamental soft skills needed in the modern workplace. Students will be prepared to perform highly skilled, entry-level transmission, distribution, and electrical work in the installation, construction, maintenance, and repair of underground and overhead electric transmission, distribution and service lines, transformers, meters, metering equipment. Additionally, students will be prepared to accept and succeed in entry level positions in the fields of electrical utility and telecommunications.
- Become engaged and competent Electrical Line Worker by applying technical skills needed
to install, maintain, and repair electric power lines and other equipment associated
with electrical distribution, transmission, and telecommunications systems.
- Cultivate students’ communication skills in oral, written, visual and graphic modes
when working as team members or leaders, so they can actively participate in their
communities and their profession.
- Established an understanding of professionalism, ethics, quality performance, public relations, safety, and sustainability that allows them to be professional leaders and contributors to society while solving task related to electrical and telecommunication l challenges.
For more information, contact:
Academic Advisor Scott Shoemaker - (843) 349-5339
|First Semester||Course Title||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|