Electric lineworkers install and repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. They locate line trouble, climb poles, use hot line tools, and operate and maintain substations.
Mesa Hotline School
Grand Junction, Colorado
Mesa Hotline School serves as a model for providing training for privately owned and non-profit companies. The program prepares students to work for power line construction and utility companies and includes instruction in just about every type of line work that will be faced on the job. This includes learning basic skills in electricity, line work installation, repair, cable splicing, and system testing, as well as transformer connections, underground electric installation, and effective operation of digger derricks. All students are required to obtain a Red Cross First Aid card and a CPR card before a certificate is issued.
Western Colorado Community College
2508 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505
The Electric Lineworker program covers all areas of training needed for those who desire to become an apprentice electric lineman. Students learn the basic skills in the study of electricity, the fundamentals of electric line work and transformer connections, and underground repair and installation. The Electric Lineworker program operates within an indoor and outdoor, hands-on electric training facility with classrooms on site.
Colorado Springs Utilities have partnered with Trinidad State Junior College and Pikes Peak Community College to offer utility linework training to approximately 25 students each year. Students will learn the skills and values utility companies seek when hiring apprentice linemen, including a strong work ethic, good attitude, dependability, and climbing experience.