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Powerline Construction & Maintenance Technology

Whether you are just starting your career or looking for something new, you can have an in-demand, hands-on profession in just over a year where you will work with a team to help keep the lights on and power running in your community!

The job of a powerline technician is different almost every day. You can work underground one day and work above the horizon the next. You will be the one to ensure the community has power after a hail storm and stays safe when there are downed powerlines.

Being a powerline technician affords you the ability to work and live anywhere, earning a competitive wage in this exciting and dynamic career. WNCC’s Powerline Construction & Maintenance program, located at our Alliance Campus, offers you different pathways from which to choose: you can earn a diploma in twelve months, or an associate degree in fifteen months. Regardless of the pathway you choose, you’ll receive job placement assistance from our department upon graduation. Plus, the provided apprenticeship is accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor for Electrical Powerline Installers & Repairers. 

Through the Merchant Job Training and Safety program, you will have the necessary background to apply the technical knowledge and skills you learned to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric transmission and distribution lines. You will also be familiar with electric underground cable design and installation.

Once you successfully complete our program, you will possess the necessary skills to work as a powerline technician for utility providers here and around the country.

Award Types

  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Powerline Construction & Maintenance Technology
  • Certificate in Powerline Construction & Maintenance Technology
  • Diploma in Powerline Construction & Maintenance Technology

About the Program