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Lineman Training

Do you want a challenging, rewarding career? A career with security, pride, and great pay? Line Work is the answer to all of these and more!

Apply to be a Lineman*

*Please use this link to apply for the Lineman program and not the SCC admission application!

What is the Lineman Training Program?

Training at the Lineman Training Center will prepare apprentice-level students to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical line work industry. This is accomplished with the use of proven training methods by instructors with extensive experience in the utility industry. Our instructors are either currently employed or retired from the electrical industry and are eager to get you started in your new career.

Somerset Lineman Training Center has one of the most expansive indoor training facilities and comprehensive curriculum in the nation. A CDL license is recommended for employment in the Line industry.  Our Lineman Training Program includes CDL training for those who need it. Upon completion of the class, our students will have all the necessary training needed to enter the Line Utility Industry.

What are my career options?

Once you become a lineworker, you’ll have the opportunity to advance up a well-defined career path, growing your skills and experience. Here is an example of a Lineman career path:

  • Apprentice Lineworker
  • Journeyman
  • Crew Leader
  • Manager

How do I apply?

Apply to be a Lineman*

Complete and submit the Lineman Training Program Application. You will receive a confirmation that your application was received and be placed on the waiting list (Approximately eight months). For more information about the application process, possible financial assistance with tuition, or questions about the Lineman career, please call (606) 451-6697 or (606) 451-6699.

*Please use this link to apply for the Lineman program and not the SCC admission application!

Entry Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Physical and DOT Drug Screen
  • Have a valid Driver's License

Course Cost

  • $4,500
  • Additional $300 fee for Kentucky Class A CDL Training (Total: $4,800)

WIOA funding is available for qualified individuals. Please see your local Career Center for details.

Course Schedule

Approximately every 9 weeks year round.

More information

The career of LINEMAN is restricted, it’s not for the weak minded or the faint of heart, working conditions include rain, cold, hot, dark, high wind and all combinations and extremes of these. Normal work hours apply only when all the lights are on; if someone is out of service your work day is not over. Work stations are at an elevated level, if you like staying on the ground floor this career is not for you. High voltage is most always present yet invisible, and fear is always a factor.

It’s a lineman thing; you wouldn’t understand... YET.

Students are continuously exposed to the various elements of accident prevention including:

  • Safety Rules
  • Safety Meetings
  • Housekeeping
  • Near-miss and accident review discussions
  • Proper care, use, and storage of tools and equipment
  • Tool and equipment inspections

Students spend approximately 200 hours in the field performing various introductory training activities.  To successfully complete the program, each student must demonstrate that they can perform approximately 80 competencies. These include:

  • Tool and Equipment Operation
  • Climbing
  • Personal Performance
  • Simulated Emergency Storm Restoration
  • Rigging
  • Underground Distribution
  • T&D Construction, Maintenance, and Operation
  • Digger and Bucket Truck operation

Students spend approximately 80 hours learning various subjects at the introductory level including:

  • Rigging
  • Electrical Systems
  • Basic Electricity
  • Career Planning & Strategies
  • Personal Protective Grounding
  • Transformers
  • Material Identification
  • Basic Metering
  • Substations
  • System Operations
  • Live-Line Tools
  • Maps & Standard
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Climbing
  • Bucket Truck Rescue
  • Class A CDL (additional $300 fee)
  • Pole-Top Rescue
  • Flagging Training
  • OSHA 10

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Lineman Training Center 
347 Coin Road 
Somerset, KY 42503
Phone: (606) 274-1721
Fax: (606) 274-1318

Program Contact

Richard Randall

Lineman Training Program

Coordinator

(606) 451-6699

richard.randall@kctcs.edu

Carol Wesley

Lineman Training Program

Administrative Assistant/Recruiter

(606) 451-6697

carol.wesley@kctcs.edu