Electric lineworkers install and repair cables and wires used in electrical power and distribution systems. They erect poles and light- or heavy-duty transmission towers. They locate line trouble, climb poles, use hot line tools, and operate and maintain substations. This program provides theoretical and hands-on training in all phases of power line construction and maintenance. It provides fundamentals of electrical theory, as well as application of electrical equipment with emphasis on safety.
Potential employers will require you to possess a CDL (Commercial Driver License). Southwest Tech offers a CDL Preparation course to better prepare students to take their CDL permit test, but does not offer a CDL Road Test. For information on how to attain your CDL, please access the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.