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Lineworker Apprenticeship

This four-year Electric Lineworker Apprenticeship Program provides each apprentice with 8,000 hours of training in the field of electrical power distribution and related subjects which includes 7,360 hours of on-the-job training and 640 hours of related instruction (in one-week blocks). During the related instruction portion of the apprenticeship program, both overhead and underground distribution systems will be explored along with electrical theory and skill development in critical work processes.Transition to Trainer, OSHA, CPR & First Aid are also required.

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Area of Study: Energy

Program Length

  • 4 years
  • 7360 On-the-Job hours
  • 640 Paid Related Instruction hours

Questions?

Christina Jungwirth
920-498-5704
christina.jungwirth@nwtc.edu

What are my courses?

Year 1

  • Safety, Hazard Awareness, DC Electrical Theory & Orientation to the Trade
  • Electrical Theory 2, Codes & Overhead Construction

Year 2

  • AC Electrical Theory, Generation and Distribution Fundamentals, Voltage Regulation and Power Quality
  • Underground Distribution Systems & Electrical Codes

Year 3

  • Single Phase Equipment & Energized Line Safe Work Practices
  • Poly Phase Equipment & Construction

Year 4

  • Poly Phase Power Fundamentals, Substations, and Metering
  • Emergency Response for Line Workers & Renewable Energy Capstone Projects
Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.