St. Petersburg College’s Electrical Lineworker training is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and basic practical skills needed when seeking a career opportunity in the electric utility industry as a line worker trainee. Students will develop technological competency, analytical problem-solving skills, workplace ethics, team working skills, and job responsibility. Students will study basic electrical theory, elements of electric power systems operations, fundamental safe work practices, and a variety of overhead and underground electrical construction operation and maintenance standards.
Individuals in this program are expected to develop skill sets in climbing poles, digging holes, working with tools and machinery most closely associated with electric utility systems and basic mechanical technologies. Students will be expected to show that they understand job related safe work practices, first aid, rescue and CPR, and apply themselves in mastering basic computer skills applications. Individuals are expected to learn electrical terminology and practices associated with electric utility operations.
This training is 14 weeks long for a total of 360 hours hands-on in the classroom + required online assignments.
Students will receive the following certifications as a result of this training:
Restricted CDL Class A
CPR, AED & First aid
Bucket Truck Rescue
Pole Top Rescue