Program Overview

Electrical Line Technician Continuing Education

electrical line worker being lifted in bucket of a truck to fix wiring on phone pole
The Electrical Line Technician course is designed to train persons that wish to become entry-level electrical line technicians for private and public utility companies and related employers. Students will learn academic and field skills necessary for entry-level workers. Safe work practices are a foundation of program. This program is approved for national certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and for Pre-Apprentice credit by the NC Department of Community Colleges. Textbooks are provided. 350 hours.


Classes are held 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Students will have the opportunity to earn the following:

  • NC Flagger certificate
  • OSHA 10-hour certificate
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certificate

Prerequisites:

Commercial Driver’s License Class A Permit – This course is available for students who do not currently have a CDL Class A Learner’s permit. The course is designed to provide the basic core competencies necessary to successfully pass the General Knowledge Written Exam for Commercial Driver’s License Permit and Pre-Trip Inspection. This course must be taken before registering for the Electric Line Technician course.

Supplies/Requirements:

  • Students cannot exceed 250 lbs fully dressed with climbing boots (this limit is established by the manufacturers of climbing equipment)
  • Pants or jeans absent of tears and/or holes
  • Long-sleeve shirts (professional manufacturer logos only)

The course cost is paid for by a grant from Duke Energy.

Please complete a sign-up form to receive information about course dates, information sessions, and program updates. Email Donna Littleton or call 919-536-7200, ext. 4407 if you have questions about the program.

Note: Due to requiring proof of meeting the prerequisite requirement, students must register in person at the Duke Street North Campus.