All students applying for this program are REQUIRED to RSVP for and attend a Tuesday Info Session. Sessions are now available both virtually and in-person.
|Electrical Lineworker - A.A.S. Degree||60 cr.||On Campus|
|Electrical Lineworker - Diploma||45 cr.||On Campus|
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Graduates are prepared to join the electrical power industry workforce as safe and knowledgeable apprentices. Along with extensive hands-on experience building power lines, students also practice both overhead and underground techniques. Campus instruction facilities include a large outdoor training field for pole climbing, line construction, bucket-truck operation and erecting power lines using power-line construction trucks.
An Unrestricted Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required to graduate from this program and is incorporated into ELLW1155.
Students must pass ELLW0098 Introduction to Climbing before taking any other ELLW courses. This course is offered every summer in July.
This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Seek credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning page to learn more.
A.A.S. Degree • 60 credits
Diploma • 45 credits
|Tools/Equipment (in course fees)||$1,350||$1,350|
|Tool/Equipment (out of pocket week 2)||$1,250||$1,250|
|Class A License||$4,000||$4,000|
Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings on Handshake. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.
Step 1: Apply now for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402
Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.
Able to perform strenuous physical duties, electrical lineworkers work outdoors building overhead power lines and/or laying underground cable. Tool use, care, and safety awareness are extremely important.
According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for electrical power-line installers and repairers is in moderate demand. There will be a need for about 2,407 new Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth. This is high growth compared to other careers.
If you are looking to bring in any college credit, visit our Transfer To DCTC Resource Page and DCTC will help you through the process.
If you are looking to transfer to a 4-year institution after completing your degree, DCTC can help you through the process! Check out our Transfer From DCTC Resource Page.
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The Electrical Lineworker program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student successes as well as the accomplishments of our electrical lineworker instructors.
As a student in DCTC's Electrical Lineworker program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.