Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker

Del Mar College Lineworker Academy

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Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker Training

Program Summary

The Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker Training Program incorporates an in-depth curriculum, emphasizing the highest safety standards 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.

Progressive schedule

Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker Training Program courses are progressive. You must successfully complete the first course to advance to the next course and so forth. The courses must be completed in the following sequence:

  1. Basic Electricity
  2. Basic Pole Climb
  3. Employability Skills
  4. Electrical Safety and Tools
  5. Digger Derrick and Pole Framing
  6. Safety Regulations
  7. Live Line Safety
  8. Transformers
  9. Distribution Operations


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Complete CASAS Assessment with NRS Level 4 or greater
  • Complete criminal background check (student pay)
  • Negative drug screen (student pay)
  • High school diploma, GED, or college transcript
  • Proof of student health insurance through program's duration
  • *Also highly recommended - Class A CDL license, permit, or enrollment

Earning Potential

  • Typical wages are $19-35/hour (Texas)
    • Source: US Department of Labor
  • Expected job growth is 16% through 2028 in Texas

Program Schedule

  • Monday, November 7, 2022 - Student Packet Applications available for pick-up at DMC Northwest Center
  • Friday, January 13, 2023 - Completed Student Packet Applications due
  • Monday, January 23, 2023 - Spring 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 Investment

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. 

Contact Us

Michelle Avalos, Director Northwest Center
Continuing Education and Off-Campus Programs


Del Mar College Northwest Center
13725 Northwest Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78410


DMC Business and Registration Services
3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Get on the waitlist

Please complete the form below to request more information about the upcoming Entry-Level Electrical Lineworker Training Program.