DEGREE PATHWAY HIGH VOLTAGE LINEMAN TECHNOLOGY Technical Certificate (42 credit hours) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Technical Certificate in High Voltage Lineman Technology prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills needed to install, repair, service, and maintain electrical power lines and supporting equipment. The program includes instruction in AC/DC electrical theory, safety, transformers, tools, material, testing equipment, pole framing, and bucket and digger derrick trucks. The program also includes instruction in the construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting of underground electrical systems. Students also receive instruction in pole climbing, pole testing, equipment maintenance, and pole top rescue.
Graduates may find employment in the field of electrical power line work for electric cooperatives, electric contractors, city municipals, and investor owned power companies.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER (Fall) Course Name
Course ID HVLT 1001 HVLT 1101 HVLT 1403 HVLT 1104 HVLT 1203 MATH 1013 DTI 1107
Introduction to Utilities Powerline Right Away & Maintenance & Equipment DC and AC Circuit Analysis Introduction to Climbing & Groundman Procedures Electrical Safety Mathematical Applications Commercial Driver Training
Total Course ID HVLT 1904
THIRD SEMESTER (Summer) Course Name Electrical Capstone Experience I
Credit Hours 1 1 3 4 3 3 7
SECOND SEMESTER (Spring) Course ID Course Name HVLT 1401 HVLT 1504 HVLT 1801 HVLT 1713 HVLT 1711 ENG 1203 MIS 1443
22 Credit Hours 4
Heavy Construction Equipment Overhead Distribution Systems & Pole Framing Underground Distribution Introduction to Transformers Principles of Operation of High Voltage Systems Technical Communications Technical Computer Applications
Credit Hours 1 4 1 3 1 3 3
TRANSFER PATHS AND REQUIREMENTS
The Technical Certificate in High Voltage Lineman Technology provides a seamless transition to the Associate of Applied Science in High Voltage Lineman Technology.
Students who have completed a Technical Certificate in High Voltage Lineman Technology are employable in the field of electrical power line work for electric cooperatives, electric contractors, city municipals, and investor owned power companies.
Program has a fall start only. Students with work experience in the electrical utility linemen field may be awarded up to 30 credit hours for life experience.