Electric Line Technician


 

Mark Bacques, Lead Instructor

Jefferson Site

mbacqe@dcc.edu

(504) 671-6725

 

The Electric Line Technician program prepares students to build, repair, and maintain electrical distribution systems (EDS) for private and public utility companies and related employers. Classroom instruction in this program includes safety and an understanding of overall electrical system operations. Students will be expected to master competencies such as electrical distribution, basic electrical theory, underground electrical construction operation and maintenance, fundamentals of electric power systems management, electrical distribution equipment installation and installation of residential/ commercial service metering.

 

Hands-on practice includes framing and building single and 3 phase overhead lines, pole top and bucket rescue techniques, bucket truck operation, and Underground (URD) systems. We also provide extensive training in free climbing and hitch-hiking. Our training especially emphasizes the overriding requirements of safety and teamwork in every aspect of our work. Students will earn a Level One NCCER Power Line Worker certification.

 

CAREERS


Linemen are in high demand during natural disasters such as tornados and hurricanes. Approximately one-half of our nation's electrical line workers are expected to retire within the next few years. The opportunities are exciting and so are the wages and benefits.

 

The average salary for an electric line technician in Louisiana is $24.85 per hour (LA Workforce Commission, Occupational Wage Data, 2011).

 

CURRICULUM

 

Electric Line Technician, C.T.S.

 

Required Courses

Course

Course Title

Credit Hours

ELLT 101

Introduction to Electric Line Technology

2

ELLT 100

Electrical Distribution

3

ELLT 103

Pole Climbing and Rigging

4

ELLT 104

Transformers

3

ELLT 201

Underground Construction

3

ELLT 202

Meter Installation and Service

2

ELLT 203

Three Phase Transformers

3

 

Required Related Courses

CCSS 108

Career Success Skills

3

TECH 101

NCCER Technical Core

3

Total Credit Hours

26