Pre-Apprentice Line Program

Applying for the Program

Line students work in the fieldThe line 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 determine this is not an appropriate working environment for you, your course fees will be refunded.

The program is limited to 38 new students per semester. Admission to Highlands College does not guarantee admission to the Pre-Apprenticeship Line Program.

Admission Requirements

The following criteria must be met before admission will be granted to the Line program.

  1. Application date. Initial admission to the program is based on a first-come/first-served process. The first 38 individuals who apply for a specific semester will have a slot reserved pending submission of the remaining items listed below.
  2. 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 Admissions Office. Please keep your original card.
  3. Age. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age before the first 8 weeks of the semester of study are complete.