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
- Crew Leader
How do I apply?
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!
- 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
- 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.
Approximately every 9 weeks year round.
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
- 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
- Personal Performance
- Simulated Emergency Storm Restoration
- 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:
- Electrical Systems
- Basic Electricity
- Career Planning & Strategies
- Personal Protective Grounding
- Material Identification
- Basic Metering
- System Operations
- Live-Line Tools
- Maps & Standard
- First Aid
- Bucket Truck Rescue
- Class A CDL (additional $300 fee)
- Pole-Top Rescue
- Flagging Training
- OSHA 10
Lineman Training Center
347 Coin Road
Somerset, KY 42503
Phone: (606) 274-1721
Fax: (606) 274-1318