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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Apprentice Electric Lineman

Location(s): George County Center

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(George County Center)

The Apprentice Electric Lineman program at the George County Center is a one-semester, 600-hour program. Students receive specialized instruction in certification areas required by the electrical power industry. Upon completion, students are prepared for an entry-level position as an electrical power-line installer or repairer.

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 Skills

Basic Computer Applications
Basic Electricity, Codes, etc.
Basic Electricity I
Basic Electricity II
Interpersonal Skills
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 Climbing
Pole Top Rescue
Bucket Truck System Protection and Operation
Basic Transformer Change Out from Pole

Career Certificate

Semester One

Total Clock Hours: 600

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Not applicable for Apprentice Electric Lineman

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