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Workforce Training & Continuing Education

Lineworker Apprenticeship

The Lineworker Apprenticeship program is designed to provide related technical instruction for students currently employed as apprentice lineworkers in the power transmission and distribution industry. A lineworker constructs, maintains, and repairs the transmission and distribution network required to deliver electric power to customers. The program covers topics related to construction, maintenance, and operation of underground and overhead electrical systems including:

  • AC and DC electrical theory
  • Safety protocols required when working with electricity
  • Climbing wooden poles and other structures
  • Transformer theory and transformer connections
  • Ropes and rigging
  • Grounding
  • Switchgear and metering
  • Working on energized lines

Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course CELN 0111
Title Lineworker Apprenticeship 1A
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for lineworker apprentices. It introduces transmission and distribution systems. Students will learn about safety, climbing, overhead distribution systems, tools and service installation.

Course CELN 0112
Title Lineworker Apprenticeship 1B
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for lineworker apprentices. It introduces metering; rigging; pole work; care and testing of equipment; and distributing. Students will learn about safety, overhead maintenance, pole framing and guying.

Course CELN 0121
Title Lineworker Apprenticeship 2A
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for lineworker apprentices. It introduces line equipment, tree trimming, hydraulic derricks and digging equipment. Students will learn about DC fundamentals and pole top equipment and replacements.

Course CELN 0122
Title Lineworker Apprenticeship 2B
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for lineworker apprentices. It introduces line equipment, transformers, safety and distribution. Students will learn about underground hydraulic systems, AC fundamentals and hand tools.

Course CELN 0231
Title Lineworker Apprenticeship 3A
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for lineworker apprentices. It introduces compressors, transformer connections, underground conduit and street lighting systems. Students learn about distribution repair with gloves and hot sticks, and cable installations.

Course CELN 0232
Title Lineworker Apprenticeship 3B
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for lineworker apprentices. It introduces troubleshooting overhead and transformers, safety and power quality. Students will learn high-voltage AC power, switchgear and URD transformers.

Course CELN 0241
Title Lineworker Apprenticeship 4A
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for lineworker apprentices. It introduces reading electrical diagrams, transformers, safety and power quality. Students will learn about cable termination, troubleshooting, safety, and fault location.

Course CELN 0242
Title Lineworker Apprenticeship 4B
Prerequisite
Description

This course is for lineworker apprentices. It introduces voltage regulators, customer relations, cable fault locations and transformers, splicing and meters. Students will learn troubleshooting, circuit breakers, capacitors and reactors.

FAQs

Lineworker Apprenticeship classes start at the beginning of the semester (late August for Fall, second week of January for Spring)

You will need to be able to access the Internet on a regular basis to complete the online coursework and typical climbing gear for labs.

Everyone has a choice of two locations to attend labs. You can either attend labs at the Miller Campus Poleyard in Sandy, UT or the St. George Poleyard in St.George, UT.

Miller Campus Poleyard
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070

St. George Poleyard
175 Est 200 North
St. George, UT 84770

You will not need to purchase any books for class. All materials needed are provided online.

Please refer to Registration below.

DROPS/WITHDRAWALS/REFUNDS/REGISTRATION POLICIES

If a student decides not to remain enrolled in a class, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Program Coordinator to drop or withdraw from the class. Failure to officially drop classes not attended will result in failing grades and forfeiture of tuition due the College. Failure to officially drop may lead to enforcement of the college collection policy

Students are required to pay for all classes that they do not officially drop.

Full tuition will be refunded if student drops before the first day of class.

Tuition will not be refunded if student is a “no show” for entire class.

Last Date to Add Classes, Tuition Due Date will follow the Institutional Academic Calendar for the appropriate semester as Full Term 16-week schedule.

Academic Calendar

Late registrations must be approved by the Program Coordinator

Registration Info

All apprentice courses at Salt Lake Community College are now open for registration.  Registration for the Fall 2017 semester is due by August 18th, classes start on August 23rd, and tuition is due no later than September 6th.

To register for classes, download and complete the appropriate registration form and submit your registration packet by:

  1. Email: spedregistration@slcc.edu
  2. Fax: 801-957-5328
  3. Mail or submit in-person:

SPED Registration Office,
Larry H. Miller Campus, MPDC 110
9750 South 300 West Sandy, Utah 84070

You will need to know the course title, course ID, CRN, and semester, which can be found below.

The registration office will contact you when they receive your application to confirm your registration. Instructions to sign into the online classroom will be sent to you the week before classes begin and your instructor will contact you the first day of class.

Also, each student will be required to sign a “Student Financial Responsibility Agreement” immediately upon registration.  If you fail to do so prior to the first day of classes, you will be dropped.

All Lineworker/Metering/Substation Apprentice Courses for the Fall 2017 semester are now $782.00 to reflect increases to SLCC tuition since 2013.