Electrical Lineman Technology


About the Program

The Lineworker Technology curriculum is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment in the field of utility power transmission and distribution construction, troubleshooting, and repair. The curriculum includes Climbing in Elevated Work Site (Pole Climbing), Overhead Construction, Underground Construction, System Design and Operation, National Electric Safety Code, AC and DC Circuits, and Electric Power. Electives are available in advanced levels of utility line worker technology. This is a 16-week program.

Admission Requirements

Priority given to applicants with ACT composite of 16 or equivalent ACCUPLACER score. Must hold a valid Driver’s License; Must meet general admission requirements for the College; Must complete an Electrical Lineman Technology program application in addition to providing an official copy of driving record and most recent DOT physical along with a clean DOT drug screen. A Class A CDL permit is required to be admitted to the program.



Job Opportunities

Electrical Lineman Apprentice




Jerry Turner

Program Director – Electrical Lineman Technology

Southwest Mississippi Community College

1156 College Drive

Summit, MS 39666