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Electrical Lineworker

Credentials You Can Earn

Student wearing hardhat while loading a ladder into a work truckNGTC’s Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Program is completed in one mini-mester term. Students entering the Electrical Lineworker program must be program ready; needing no learning support courses. Also, students must submit a report of a negative (acceptable) DOT drug test completed one week prior to the beginning of the first day of class.

Class curriculum includes:

  1. Electrical Lineworker Organization Principles
  2. Electrical Lineworker Workplace Skills
  3. Electrical Lineworker Automation Skills
  4. Electrical Lineworker Occupational Skills


Electrical Lineworker Certificate

The Electrical Lineworker certificate program provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain employment as an entry-level lineworker with electrical utility companies, both public and private. Topics include lineworker organization principles, lineworker workplace skills, lineworker automations skills, and lineworker occupational skills.

Available at the following campuses:

  • Blairsville 
  • Clarkesville

Drug/Alcohol Testing and Requirements

  • Must submit MVR for the last 7 years with no more than 8 points, 3 moving violations, and no DUI within the last 3 years; report must be within 30 days prior to the beginning of class.
  • Must submit report of DOT physical completed within 30 days prior to beginning class
  • Obtain a Class A CDL permit
  • Must submit negative 5-panel DOT drug screen 7 days prior to first day of class
  • Pre-Employment/Enrollment drug screening must be administered by the approved testing site for North Georgia Technical College
  • Subject to random drug/alcohol screening
  • Must enroll in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
  • Must comply with US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations in parts 40, 382, 383 and 391, as well as State and/or local laws, related to alcohol and controlled substances testing, age, medical certification, licensing, and driver records, as required by §380.707(a) 

For more information on the US Department of Transportation regulations governing drug and alcohol testing, please click link below. 

What Employees Need to Know About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing


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Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC's Electrical Lineworker Certificate program can hit the ground running if they choose to become:

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers

Graduates of the Electrical Lineworker Certificate program may work in a variety of fields including:

  • Aircraft
  • Telecommunications
  • Utility
  • Power

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