Overhead Utility Technician | SCC

Overhead Utility Technician

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Gain hands-on experience in installing, maintaining, and repairing telecommunication facilities and equipment.

What is the Overhead Utility Technician Program?

Our Overhead Utility Technician program provides comprehensive instruction in the installation, maintenance, and repair of telecommunication facilities and equipment. This program will cover all essential skills such as safety, blueprint reading, fiber optic installation, splicing, equipment operation, utility pole applications, and advanced climbing techniques needed for working at elevated heights. Students will gain hands-on experience in troubleshooting, repairing, and installing telecommunication facilities and equipment.

What are my career options?

Potential career options for individuals trained as an Overhead Utility Technician include:

  • Cable Installation Technician
  • Telecommunications Line Worker
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Fiber Technician
  • Facility Technician
  • Telecommunications Inspector
  • Safety Trainer/Instructor
  • Utility Operations Manager

What Courses will I take?

Overhead Utility Technician Advising Plan
Course Credit Hours
ISX 100 - Industrial Safety 3
BRX 2201 - Basic Construction Prints 1
TRU 100 - Truck Driving 6
ELT 224 - Basic Telecommunications Installation and Maintenance 3
UCS 100 - Overhead Utility Construction 3

How do I pay for this?

Students enrolling in this program may be eligible for financial aid. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions regarding your funding opportunities through the FAFSA or other resources.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Submit your application on our website by clicking the “Start Your Application” button, and apply for the AAS – Apprenticeship Studies program.
  2. Follow up with your assigned advisor for funding opportunities, and instructions on how to submit any required documents for your enrollment.

Entry Requirements

In order to qualify for enrollment in an available course, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Provide a copy of a valid KY Driver’s License
  • Pass a 5-panel Drug Screen (within 30 days of class)
  • Submit all required transcripts
    • High School or GED
    • College/University if applicable

Course Cost


Students are responsible for the following; tuition does NOT cover:

  • Proper attire
    • Long pants/Jeans
    • Working Boots (steel toed preferred)
  • Textbooks (Less than $200)

Program Schedule

Program Length: 12-weeks
Days: Monday–Wednesday
Time: 7:30am–4:30pm

Upcoming Classes
Start Date End Date
January 8, 2024 April 5, 2024

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Program Contact

Amber Craft

Workforce Solutions

Program Coordinator

(606) 451-6692