- College/University: Minnesota West Community and Technical College
- Award: Diploma
- Credits: 38
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Certified
About this Program
The Powerline program is designed to train students to become apprentices in powerline construction and maintenance. Students will learn applications in transmission and distribution of electrical power. They install and maintain over voltage and over current protective devices, transformers, capacitors and regulators. The curriculum consists of both classroom studies and lab/field training. Students learn basic entry level skills and applications in transmission and distribution as required by industry. Persons trained in this field work for power companies installing and maintaining overhead and underground powerlines. They install equipment such as overvoltage and overcurrent protective devices, transformers, capacitors, and regulators. Powerline technicians are employed by investor owned power companies, consumer owned power companies, municipalities, and by electrical contractors.
- Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson 56143