Underground Utility Technician | SCC

Underground Utility Technician

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Gain experience in installing, maintaining, locating, and repairing underground telecommunication facilities and equipment.

What is the Underground Utility Technician Program?

Our Underground Utility Technician program provides comprehensive instruction in the installation, maintenance, locating, and repair of underground telecommunications utility systems. This program will cover all essential skills such as safety, blueprint reading, fiber optic installation, splicing, equipment operation, site excavation and restoration practices, plowing, horizontal directional drilling, mixing systems, drill locating, creating bore plans, conduit/duct bank installation, manhole/hand hole installation, backfill, compaction, and finish grading operations. Students will learn the essential skills necessary to navigate and work effectively within subsurface infrastructure.

What are my Career Options?

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

  • Underground Construction Technician
  • Outside Plant Fiber Installers Technician
  • Underground Drill Operators
  • Construction Site Survey Technician – Underground Pipe Utilities
  • Directional Drillers
  • Directional Drill Locators
  • Excavator Operators
  • Vacuum Excavator
  • Plow Operator
  • Utility Location Technician
  • Telecom Splicer (Underground)
  • Underground Telecom Foreman
  • Supervisor Telecom Construction Underground

What courses will I take?

Underground Utility Technician Advising Plan
Course Credit Hours
ISX 100 - Industrial Safety 3
BRX 2201 - Basic Construction Prints 1
TRU 100 - Truck Driving 6
DIT 103 - Preventive Maintenance Lab 2
ELT 224 - Basic Telecommunications Installation and Maintenance 3
UCS 101 - Underground 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: 16-weeks
Days: Monday–Wednesday
Time: 7:30am–4:30pm

Upcoming Classes
Start Date End Date
January 8, 2024 May 3, 2024

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Program Contact

Amber Craft

Workforce Solutions

Program Coordinator

(606) 451-6692