Electrical Lineworker

Electrical Lineworker - Diploma

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ELLW 1110 Distribution I
Description
ELLW 1110 This course covers the task of learning to climb safely along with the use of digger/derrick units. It includes an introduction of the materials and their applications, along with an introduction to the application of rigging to the industry. The safety aspect of the industry is stressed in these applications. Prerequisites: ELLW1098

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/16/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1110

4
ELLW 1120 Utility Equipment and Tools
Description
ELLW 1120 This course offers an introduction to the tools used in the line industry. Personal tools, climbing tools, and the introduction to the safe operation of carrier-mounted devices are included. The digger/derrick and the personnel-carrying aerial devices will be covered. Prerequisites: ELLW0098.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/21/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1120

2
ELLW 1130 Basic Electricity
Description
ELLW 1130 This course covers the introduction to electrical circuits and magnetic circuits, both AC and DC. The student will use mathematics to calculate voltage, resistance, and current in each type of circuit. This course is an introduction to the use of formulas needed to do the calculations that the lineworker may encounter in this field. The introduction to the magnetic circuits will be the basis for transformer application. The safety aspects of calculating voltages and currents will be used to identify the exposure in such applications that could be a safety hazard. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/22/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1130

2
ELLW 1140 Distribution IIA
Description
ELLW 1140 This course covers the construction aspects in the building of single-phase lines and the use of plan profiles, specification drawings, material lists, and their application to the field. It includes the equipment that will be used for this construction. Hot line work with sticks will also be introduced at this time. The hanging of guys, the stringing of conductors, anchor installations, industry framing practices, and safety in all line building, equipment operations, and material handling will be observed and practiced. Prerequisites: ELLW1110, ELLW1120, and concurrent enrollment in ELLW1141

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/19/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1140

4
ELLW 1141 Distribution IIB
Description
ELLW 1141 This course covers more of the material that is in ELLW1140 Distribution IIA. Prerequisites: ELLW1110, ELLW1120, and concurrent enrollment in ELLW1140

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/17/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1141

4
ELLW 1150 Construction Planning and Practices
Description
ELLW 1150 This course covers the use of different drawings, maps, and construction materials used in the lineworker's field. This includes the list of materials and specifications. Use of the transit will be introduced and applied to the lab field where lines will be staked for future building as a project. Placement of anchors and the installation of line equipment will also be used in the advanced part of the class. Prerequisites: ELLW1110

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/20/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1150

2
ELLW 1160 Transformers I
Description
ELLW 1160 This course covers the theory and applications of transformer principles of magnetic and electrical circuits for primary and secondary connections. Understanding of polarities is examined and applied. Use of the different types and possibilities of connections will also be covered, with the needed information for choosing the loading, transformer types and sizes, and the fusing of the same. Prerequisites: ELLW1130 and concurrent enrollment in ELLW1161

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/21/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1160

4
ELLW 1162 Transformers II
Description
ELLW 1162 This course covers the actual mounting and connecting of the transformers to the primary and secondary systems, including the use and installation of over-current and over-voltage protection. The use of closed and open banks will be applied, as well as the paralleling of same. Safety of both the primary and secondary applications will be covered and used in all applications. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ELLW1160

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/21/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1162

4
ELLW 1170 Line Construction and Maintenance A
Description
ELLW 1170 This course covers the conversion of single-phase to multi-phase applications. The use of three-phase hot stick line applications will be applied to the changing of poles, deadends, crossarms, and running angles. The maintenance of three-phase systems will be applied. The use of insulated fiberglass boards and ladders, nylon hot line hoists, and block and tackle will be applied. Safety applications will be emphasized at all times throughout this course. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ELLW1172

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/22/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1170

4
ELLW 1172 Line Construction and Maintenance B
Description
ELLW 1172 This course covers the continuation of line construction and maintenance. The application of ties, standard and preformed with sticks and live line applications, is covered. The use of protective coverup materials for lineman and support structures is covered. The transferring and handling of energized conductors using temporary supports, etc. are also covered. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ELLW1170

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/22/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1172

4
ELLW 1180 Underground Cable and Fault Locating
Description
ELLW 1180 This course covers the practices and techniques used in cable and fault locating. The student will understand and demonstrate all safety practices in the application and operation involved with the equipment used in this course. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/22/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1180

2
ELLW 1185 Electrical Industry Search Skills
Description
ELLW 1185 This course covers a comprehensive view of the aspects incurred in job search activity. It will cover locating job openings, hidden markets, assessing employment strengths, writing resumes, writing cover letters, completing applications, preparing for interview questions, and using the computer highway for job searching. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 03/21/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELLW1185

1
Total Core Credits: 37

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
HEAL 1030 Emergency Care for Technical Trades
Description
HEAL 1030 This is an industry-related course that covers the knowledge and skills that are needed for emergency care of the injured or ill until medical help may be obtained and creates interest in the prevention of accidents and illness. This course covers the knowledge for prevention of death from heart attack or stroke and the signals and actions for survival. Covered also are the care and prevention of natural element conditions that may become life threatening situations. Basic skills performed in the management of basic life support are in accordance with standards set by the National Safety Council.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 09/01/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1030

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication OR
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

ENGL 1150 Composition I OR
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

ENGL 1000 Applied Business Writing
Description
ENGL 1000 This course provides students with the skills needed to effectively communicate in writing in the technical work place. Students will be required to use critical analysis and logical reasoning skills in the preparation of course assignments. Applications focus on specific report formats. The course is for students in technical diploma programs. Offered each semester. Prerequisites: Enrollment by advisor or counselor approval.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ENGL1000

3
Total General Education Credits: 6
Total Program Credits: 43