TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINEWORKER PROGRAM
SKILL PHASE TLP 10210 FIRST AID CERTIFICATION Acquisition of nationally recognized first aid certification. Students learn to safely perform as a competent first responder in an environment that requires use of basic first aid. Idaho campus: Coyne First Aid; California campus: Medic First Aid. TLP 10220 CPR CERTIFICATION Acquisition of nationally recognized cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. Students learn to safely perform as a competent first responder in an environment that requires use of basic CPR. Idaho campus: Coyne First Aid; California campus: Medic First Aid. TLP 12040 AERIAL CABLE I COMPETENCIES Students will learn and practice the process of placing strand and lashing fiber-optic cable so that the cable can be prepared for splicing. TLP 12050 AERIAL CABLE II COMPETENCIES Students build on their previous learning by installing aerial cable using the driveoff and back-pull methods. Students will delash a line and learn how to remove tension from the strand safely. TLP 12070 AERIAL LIFT CERTIFICATION Students learn how to safely operate the Altec T40P and the AT235 aerial lift trucks to perform telecommunications activities. After successful course completion, students will be granted a certification provided by Altec. TLP 12080 CLIMBING I COMPETENCIES Students learn to use climbing gear and proper techniques for working from wood poles. Ascending, descending, and rotating at lower elevations are central themes.
TLP 12090 EQUIPMENT I COMPETENCIES Following instruction about the fundamentals of truck setup, work-site protection, and vehicle operation, the course provides advanced instruction on boom operation—including load lifting and screw anchor installation. Hand signals and safety around suspended loads are also emphasized. TLP 12100 CLIMBING II COMPETENCIES Positioning and climbing techniques are refined as students ascend, descend, and rotate at higher elevations. Training incorporates more advanced skills and telecommunications scenarios. TLP 12140 EQUIPMENT II COMPETENCIES Advanced instruction on digger-derrick operation—including load lifting, hole excavation (using the auger), and bucket rescue—with an emphasis on hand signals and safety around suspended loads. Training incorporates more advanced skills and telecommunications scenarios.
BEHAVIOR PHASE TLP 12030 BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT Discussion, demonstration, and display of behaviors essential to the success of entry-level lineworkers. Instruction and assessment occur in classroom and field environments. Students learn the levels of general attitude, responsibility, and motivation required of lineworkers, and how to project themselves in a positive, professional manner utilizing verbal and non-verbal skills.