Applying for the Program
The lineman program combines classroom teaching with extensive, carefully-planned field training. Students will work with experienced instructors to learn the tasks and skills essential to the trade. Safety procedures are discussed and practiced with each task. To participate in this program, you:
- must not have a fear of heights!
- should have good manual dexterity
- must like to work outdoors in changing weather conditions.
The first two weeks of training will include intensive pole work. If, during the first two weeks of training, you determines this is not an appropriate working environment for you, your courses fees will be refunded.
The program is limited to 25 new students per semester. Admission to the College of Technology does not guarantee admission to the Pre-Apprenticeship Line Program.
The following criteria must be met before admission will be granted to the Lineman program.
- Application date. Initial admission to the program is based on a first-come/first-served process. The first 25 individuals who apply for a specific semester will have a slot reserved pending submission of the remaining items listed below (numbers 2-5).
- Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination. Applicants must complete and pass the DOT physical. Applicants should contact their personal physician to fulfill this requirement. A copy of the completed DOT examination form must be submitted to the Enrollment Services (address below). Please keep your original card.
- Math placement. Applicants must show proof of math proficiency. This can be accomplished by fulfilling one of the following math requirements:
- Completing the math portion of the COMPASS placement test. Students must test into the College of Technology’s Math 0101 (Introduction to Algebra) course. Call 496-3745 to schedule the COMPASS. To prepare, review the concepts of fractions, decimals, percents, signed numbers, and order of operations before test day.
- Submitting a college transcript showing a grade of a C or better in a math course completed within the last 2 years.
- Providing proof of ACT or SAT scores within the last two years with a minimum ACT math score of 18 or SAT math score of 450.
- Age. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age before the first 8 weeks of the semester of study are complete.