Aug 04, 2020
(George County Center)
The Apprentice Electric Lineman program of study is a one semester 600 hour program designed to prepare students to become entry level workers for the electrical power transmission and distribution industry. The curriculum focuses on basic safety, basic electricity, pole climbing, and bucket truck operation, along with other basic skills needed for entry level work in the utilities field.
Applicants must meet general admission requirements as well as the following special requirements:
- Applications will be accepted beginning April 1 at the George County Center
- 18 years of age
- high school diploma or high school equivalency
- valid Mississippi driver's license
- motor vehicle report with good driving record (for CDL)
- DOT physical (indicating a body weight of 280 pounds or less) with a DOT substance test
- enjoy outdoor work
- physically able to climb
ACCUPLACER assessment with Algebra score of 231; Reading and Writing score of 474; or Enhance ACT English, Reading, and Math minimum of 16 in each section.
Students must pay the application cost and license fee to obtain a written permit for a Class A Mississippi Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from a Department of Public Safety (DPS) office that offers CDL. A CDL manual is available at www.dps.state.ms.us or you can purchase a manual from a DPS office.
Skills taught will include the following:
Basic Computer Applications
Basic Electricity, Codes, etc.
Basic Electricity I
Basic Electricity II
National Electric Code Course
National Electric Safety Code Course
RUS Specifications (Overhead and Underground)
Mississippi Class A Commercial Driver's License
CPR, First Aid, and Blood borne Pathogens
Hazardous Material Training and Material Safety Data Sheets
Job Site Safety (Confined Space, Shoring, etc.)
Personal Protective Equipment Rigging
Power Company Specific
Pole Top Rescue
Bucket Truck System Protection and Operation
Basic Transformer Change Out from Pole
Associate of Applied Science of Occupational Education Degree
Not applicable for Apprentice Electric Lineman