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Utility Lineman

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • 16 Week Program (Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm)
  • Minimum of 435 Clock Hours
  • Classes begin August 15, 2022
  • Cost: $1800 

 

Admission requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Obtain High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate
  • Obtain MS CDL Class A permit with Airbrakes
  • Provide current MS Motor Vehicle Report
  • Score a minimum of Silver on National Career Readiness Certificate

 

What You Will Learn in 16 Weeks

  • Drive commercial vehicles with automatic and manual transmission
  • Obtain a Class A CDL license with restriction (automatic transmission)
  • Maneuver, back up, and park a 40' trailer 
  • Explain all aspects of APPA Safety Manual
  • Make connections of meter loops, transformers, and other equipment on de-energized poles
  • Assist in framing and installation of utility poles and apparatus on the ground
  • Read and understand general information in the REA spec book
  • Assist in the burying of cable and other related work
  • Operate vehicles and equipment safely (bucket truck, digger derrick truck, forklift, etc.)
  • Differentiate between energized and de-energized structure and recognize hazards
  • Make basic connections and disconnections
  • Check voltage/amperes

 

Funding May Be Available to Eligible Students

 

 

For more informationFor more information
Darren Bane, project manager
dbane@meridiancc.edu
601.481.1318