Lineman Technology Level II


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This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Lineman Technology Level II 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 transformer theory including basic structure and functions of single and three phase-transformers, blueprint reading and calculations in addition to safety procedures for energizing transformers. Also covers hot stick terminology, equipment, and procedures in addition to rigging theory and calculations for hot stick application, as well as site operations and safety. The program also includes a Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level I, 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 II (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
  • Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level I
  • 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)
  • AND
  • Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level II
  • Interpret transformer nameplates. (UTP150)
  • Differentiate between classifications, physical characteristics, and uses for transformers. (UTP150, UTP151)
  • List components, characteristics, and functions of a distribution transformer. (UTP150, UTP151)
  • Explain the basic structure, components, and applications of single-phase and three phase transformers. (UTP150, UTP151, UTP152)
  • Explain procedures for safely energizing a transformer. (UTP151)
  • Compare and contrast three-phase connection diagrams. (UTP151)
  • Describe safety precautions before and after energizing transformers. (UTP151, UTP157)
  • Identify components of transformer output voltages. (UTP152)
  • Describe the application of the Pythagorean Theorem in transformer theory. (UTP152)
  • Interpret blueprints related to transformers. (UTP152)
  • Complete calculations in transformer theory. (UTP152)
  • Compare and contrast hot stick terminology, tools, and procedures. (UTP155)
  • Develop a tailboard for hot work. (UTP155)
  • Complete a hot stick rigging plan. (UTP156)
  • Explain procedures for working with energized conductors and lines. (UTP156)
  • Explain characteristics of phase sequence and rotation. (UTP157)
  • Describe procedures for managing hot stick work site, materials, and equipment. (UTP157)
  • Explain procedures for managing safety in confined spaces. (UTP157)
  • Review requirements for cable preparation and pulling procedures. (UTP157)
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
CCL/5864N is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Certificate of Completion in Lineman Technology Level I (5864N)16
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
UTP150Introduction to Transformer Theory3
UTP151Transformer Theory Design and Function3
UTP152Transformer Diagramming and Calculations3
UTP155Introduction to Hot Stick3
UTP156Hot Stick Theory and Calculations3
UTP157Hot Stick Work Site and Equipment3

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