Lineman Technology Level I


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This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Lineman Technology Level I program is designed to provide students with the training needed for employment in the electrical utility industry. Topics covered in the courses include an introduction to line work equipment, tools and safety. An emphasis is placed on equipment and procedures for overhead line construction including climbing, grounding and creating a safe zone in addition to taking lines out of service. Also covers underground line construction equipment and procedures as well as trenching, excavating and handling Blue Stake laws and markings. The program also includes a Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level II, Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level III, Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level IV, and an Associate in Applied Science in Applied Electrical Technologies.


Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Lineman Technology Level I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Spring 2016
Admissions criteria

This program is offered through an educational partnership. Employment by the partnership organization is required for admission.


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Explain use, maintenance, and safety procedures for common hand and power tools used in the electric power industry. (UTP110, UTP111)
  • Examine line work including the history, technological developments, and current practices in the industry. (UTP111)
  • Identify and describe the equipment, tools, and procedures used in pole climbing. (UTP111, UTP112, UTP113, UTP114)
  • Explain the fundamentals of occupational safety. (UTP111, UTP112, UTP113, UTP114, UTP115)
  • Review procedures for identification and safe operation of equipment related to line work. (UTP111, UTP112, UTP113, UTP114, UTP115)
  • Explain steps for various procedures on de-energized lines. (UTP112)
  • Describe procedures and equipment used for grounding a potentially hazardous source. (UTP112)
  • Explain procedures for creating a safe zone. (UTP112)
  • Describe requirements for safely completing procedures on wood poles. (UTP112, UTP114)
  • Explain limitations to calculations and equipment selection. (UTP113)
  • Explain safe use of rigging components including ropes, knots, handlines, and block and tackle. (UTP113)
  • Explain procedures for managing rigging hazards. (UTP113)
  • Compare and contrast rigging principles. (UTP113, UTP114)
  • Complete lineman specific calculations. (UTP113, UTP114)
  • Explain procedures for constructing single, two, and three phase horizontal lines. (UTP114)
  • Trace the process for taking a line out of service. (UTP114)
  • Explain procedures for calculating tension and pulling cable. (UTP114, UTP115)
  • Compare and contrast duct and vault underground systems. (UTP115)
  • Differentiate between blue stake markings. (UTP115)
  • Describe types of civil work applicable to underground systems. (UTP115)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
UTP110Hand and Power Tools for Linemen1
UTP111Line Work Equipment and Safety4
UTP112Line Construction3
UTP113Rigging Fundamentals3
UTP114Line Construction Procedures3
UTP115Underground Line Construction2

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