Utility Line Worker

The Utility Line Worker program is a one or  two-year program for students in 11th or 12th grade interested in careers that focus on electrical power distribution. Students enrolled in the course will learn basic electricity concepts, how to safely ascend and descend power poles, and how to construct various assemblies used for power distribution.

The curriculum is presented through classroom instruction, computer-based learning, and hands-on related activities.

Curriculum includes enrichment activities such as field trips and industry tours.

All students are given the opportunity to participate in a Work-based Learning experience, which exposes them to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to careers in their CTE area.

Curriculum includes:

  • Safety and Health Regulations – basic understanding of safety standards, governmental and industry regulations, and individual responsibilities
  • Architecture, Construction and Manufacturing – the foundational course for the Architecture and Construction career cluster. It is the first step in any of the three pathways (Construction, Design and Preconstruction, or Maintenance and Operations). Topics include construction mathematics; hand and power tools; construction drawings, specifications, and layout; communication; and material handling. 
  • Utility Line Worker - designed to provide students with fundamental, entry-level knowledge and skills for utility line work. The course emphasizes safety while addressing basic basic electrical circuits and theory, tools of the trade, and climbing wooden poles. This course aims to prepare students to attempt industry-recognized exams. 
  • Utility Line Workers Service Equipment - builds on the Utility Line Worker course to present further knowledge and skills for entry-level utility line work. The course emphasizes safety while addressing utility service equipment, rigging, and setting and pulling poles. This course aims to prepare students to attempt industry-recognized exams. 

Certifications & Endorsements

Students completing the program successfully could find employment as:

Employment opportunities requiring further education:

Skills USA Career Tech Student Organization

Career and Technical Student Organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. Skills USA enhances classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and access opportunities for personal and professional growth. Skills USA is the #1 workforce development organization for students. It empowers students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members. Each student is encouraged to become a member of Skills USA and participate in their contest and scholarship programs.