Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker

Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker

Training Program

View of two electrical lineworkers working on electrical poles and wires in a bucket truck

Program Overview

The Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker Training Program incorporates an in-depth curriculum, emphasizing the highest standards of safety to help start your career as an Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker. Students will participate in hands-on field training with instruction delivered by certified industry experts over the 10-week program and be ready to enter the job market with the skills necessary to succeed in the electric utility industry.

Course offerings

  • Spring and Fall

Course schedule

Course Code Course Name
EECT 1005 Basic Electricity
LNWK 1011 Basic Pole Climb
POFT 1006 Employability Skills
ELPT 1021 Electrical Safety & Tools
LNWK 1091 Digger Derrick / Pole Framing
OSHT 1013 Safety Regulations
LNWK 1091 Live Line Safety
LNWK 1031 Transformers
LNWK 1041 Distribution Operations


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma, GED, or college transcript
  • Possess a valid Class A CDL license or permit (student pay)
  • Complete criminal background check (student pay)
  • Negative drug screen (student pay)
  • Proof of student health insurance for the length of the program (student pay)
  • Provide physical evaluation form signed by a physician (student pay)
  • Complete CASAS Assessment with NRS Level 4 or greater
  • Prerequisites must be completed and submitted at a minimum of three-weeks prior to the start of the program.

Program Schedule

  • Student Packet Applications currently available for pick-up at DMC Northwest Center.
  • Completed Student Packet Applications due prior to registering.
  • Monday, September 11, 2023 - Fall 2023 Cohort begins
  • Classes will be held Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturdays at the DMC Northwest Center, weather dependent. Classes are scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM unless otherwise noted.

Program cost

The estimated Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker Training Program cost is $7,900 plus CDL.

  • Tuition and Fees - $4,390
  • Tools - $3,210
  • Background Check & Drug Screen - $100
  • Textbooks - $200
  • CDL Class A Program - $4,500

Tuition assistance may be available for the Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker Training Program. Contact the Director for details.
*Program costs are subject to change.

For more information:

Elizabeth Zamora
Career Training Program Manager

A. Michelle Avalos
Director, Northwest Center
Northwest Center, W130

 Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker Program Interest Form

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Page last updated July 13, 2023.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-1328

3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411