TRAINING CENTER PROGRAMS
The Apprentice Electric Lineman program at George County Center is a one semester, 600 hour program. Students receive specialized instruction in certification areas required by the electrical power industry. Upon completion, students are prepared for an entry level position as an electrical power-line installer or repairer. The curriculum focuses on basic safety, basic electricity, pole climbing and bucket truck operation, along with other basic skills needed for entry level work in the utilities field.
|Example of Class Types
AEL 1118 - Electric Lineman I: This course covers basic electricity, OSHA standards, CPR instruction, and basic computer technology. AEL 1128 - Electric Lineman II: Topics covered include transformer, electric codes, pole climbing and RUS specifications.
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Summary of Program Requirements
Applicants must meet general admission requirements as well as the following special requirements: 18 years of age High school diploma or high school equivalency Valid Mississippi drivers license Motor vehicle report with good driving record (for CDL) DOT physical (indicating a body weight of 280 pounds or less) with a DOT substance test Enjoy outdoor work Physically able to climb and weigh 280 pounds or less ACCUPLACER assessment with Algebra score of 53; sentence structure and Reading comprehension combined score of 149; or Enhance ACT English, Reading, and Math minimum of 16 in each section. Obtain a written permit for a Class A Mississippi Commercial Drivers License (CDL) from a Department of Public Safety (DPS) office that offers CDL. The application cost is $26 and the license fee is $13. A MS CDL manual that you can study before taking this written test is available online or you can purchase a manual for $2 from a DPS office.
Basic Skills: Basic Computer Applications Basic Electricity, Codes, etc. Basic Electricity I Basic Electricity II Interpersonal Skills National Electric Code Course National Electric Safety Code Course RUS Specifications (Overhead and Underground) Mississippi Class A Commercial Drivers License OSHA: CPR, First Aid, and Blood borne Pathogens Hazardous Material Training and Material Safety Data Sheets Job Site Safety (Confined Space, Shoring, etc.) Personal Protective Equipment Rigging Power Company Specific: Pole Climbing Pole Top Rescue Bucket Truck System Protection and Operation Basic Transformer Change Out from Pole
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