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Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship

The Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship program provides students with the core knowledge and fundamental skills necessary for entry-level positions in the electric industry. Traditionally, craft or technician positions of this nature require employees to complete an apprentice program. Apprenticeship programs meet the training needs of employees currently working in the industry. The Lineworker Pre-Apprentice certificate program prepares those desiring employment in this critical industry by teaching the skills and understanding of what it takes to be an apprentice. Students who successfully complete this program will be equipped with superior entry-level skills for a variety of electric sector positions.

The Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship program includes much of the same training Lineworker apprentices receive in the classroom. Although the program at SLCC does not replicate the same level of “on-the-job” training Lineworker apprentices receive, the important core knowledge and skills are taught in the classroom and in the lab. In addition, SLCC students will be exposed to a wider spectrum of electric power technology topics and the accompanying career options they present so the student will be prepared for multiple career paths.

Prospective students should be prepared for the physical demands of the work of entry-level technician positions when considering program enrollment. Typical industry standards include passing a physical exam and demonstrating the ability to lift 50 pounds or more, climbing ladders, working in confined spaces, and working at significant heights.


Courses

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course CESG 0125
Title Orientation to Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship
Prerequisite
Description

This course is an introduction to lineworker pre-apprenticeship that will explore the different careers in the power industry and their responsibilities.  Students will also learn basic computer skills and how to complete coursework through the school's online learning platform.  Students will also complete OSHA Safety and first aid, CPR, and AED training.

Course CESG 0175
Title Math for Lineworker Pre-Appretniceship
Prerequisite
Description

This class includes a basic math review and practical application of Measurements and Conversion, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. Practical applications will emphasize realistic mathematical problem solving in a wide variety of trade, technical and other occupational areas within the power industry

Course CESG 0400
Title Basic Electricity for the Power Industry
Prerequisite CESG 0175
Description

An introduction to electrical theory for students enrolled in the Electric Power Technology certificate program.  Topics include electron theory; series and parallel ciruits; direct and alternating current; electric motors, alternators and generators.

Course CESG 0450
Title Transformer Basics
Prerequisite CESG 0175
Description

An introduction to transformer theory, design, and construction.  Emphasis is on installation and maintenance of transformers and associated equipment.

Course CESG 0411
Title Lineworker 1
Prerequisite CESG 0400
Description

This course is the first in a four course sequence in the Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Program that will build upon the fundamental core knowledge gained in the first half of the program.  In this course, students will be taught the practical and hands-on skills needed as a Lineworker Apprentice covering topics such as cable splicing, climbing wooden poles, and locating secondary/primary faults.

Course CESG 0500
Title Lineworker 2
Prerequisite CESG 0411
Description

This course is the second in a four course sequence in the Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Program that will build upon the fundamental core knowledge gained in the first half of the program.  In this course, students will be taught the practical and hands-on skills needed as a Lineworker Apprentice covering topics such as advanced rigging, hydraulic derricks, and pole framing and guying.

Course CESG 0550
Title Lineworker 3
Prerequisite CESG 0500
Description

This course is the third in a four course sequence in the Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Program that will build upon the fundamental core knowledge gained in the frist half of the program.  In this course, students will be taught the practical and hands-on skills needed as a Lineworker Apprentice covering topics such as basic metering, bucket truck operations, and hot stick use.

Course CESG 0630
Title Lineworker 4
Prerequisite CESG 0550
Description

This course is the last in a four course sequence in the Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Program that will build upon the fundamental core knowledge gained in the frist half of the program.  In this course, students will be taught the practical and hands-on skills needed as a Lineworker Apprentice covering topics such as transmission line repair, substations and switchyards, and relays.

FAQs

The Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship program has both a day and evening schedule from which students can choose.

Day Program

Classes generally start in the second week of January and are held Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Approximately half way through the program, the schedule changes to Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm. The program currently takes about six months to complete.

Night Program

Classes generally start in the second week of August and are held Monday - Thursday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Approximately half way through the program, the schedule changes to all day Friday. This program currently takes about one year to complete.

The cost of this program does change each year with the college’s tuition rates but is currently approximately $7,500. Please contact the program manager to for current cost.

While the Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, it is eligible for GI Bill and the College's STIL Payment Plan. It is also a good idea to contact the program manager to see if any scholarships are available.

More information on the College's Tuition Payment Plan.

Textbooks for classes can get very expensive for students, which is why we provide all of the textbooks needed while students attend the program. Students are given textbooks to use on the first day of class and are expected to return them on the last day of class.

Yes!

If you are a Veteran and want to apply for GI Bill, please stop in and see our Veterans Services Offices located on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus or the South City Campus to begin the process.

The Veteran's Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus is located in the Students Center, Room 059. This center includes a lounge for studying or relaxing and a study area with computers and printer for all Veterans and dependents.

The South City Veteran's Center is located in SC 1-061H-B

The length of time it takes to complete this program depends on whether the student takes the classes in the evening or during the day.

Day Program

Classes generally start in the second week of January and are held Monday - Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Approximately half way through the program, the schedule changes to Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm. This program currently takes about six months to complete.

Night Program

Classes generally start in the second week of August and are held Monday - Thursday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Approximately half way through the program, the schedule changes to all day Friday. This program currently takes about one year to complete.

Classes are held on the Miller Campus in Sandy, UT

A dedicated indoor classroom adjacent to the indoor pole yard is where students will attend classes during the first half of the program and an outdoor pole yard located just North of campus at 9400 South 399 West.

Please refer to Regstration 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

To participate in the program, a student must first complete a pre-registration process that starts with contacting the program manager.

Here are a couple of things to get started on right away:

  1. Complete a physical examination by a qualified physician or provide a copy of your DOT Medical Card.
  2. Complete application below.

Journeyman’s licensure requirements vary from state-to-state.  If you plan to work in another state, you should research Journeyman’s licensure requirements for that state.  Here is one suggested website for researching state licensure requirements:  License Finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. If you need more information on gaining your Journeyman’s License in Utah, you can contact the Lineworker training program manager or your employer for details.

Graduation from the Lineworker Apprenticeship does not guarantee the ability to obtain a Utah state license to practice as a Lineworker.  Licensure is the exclusive right and responsibility of each state.  In order to practice as a Lineworker, students must satisfy individual state requirements, independent of SLCC graduation requirements. 

If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact your Program Manager or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.