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PTC Lineworker Academy

PTC is committed to anticipating needs and educating our customers to provide a trained workforce in Oklahoma. Our Lineworker program is a result of district employers expressing a need for skilled employees with high quality training. One of the great advantages students at PTC enjoy are our small class sizes. This means a high level of one-on-one instruction.

For More Information or to Enroll

For additional information or to enroll in this program, please contact Jim Lawson at jlawson@pontotoctech.edu or (580) 310-2227.

Courses

Commercial Drivers License Training (160 Hours)

  • Bumper to Bumper Class A (30 hours)

  • Truck driving including a bucket truck (130 hrs)

  • Testing

OSHA 30 and Safety (112.5 Hours)

  • OSHA 10/30 (30 hrs)

  • Additional Safety (42.5 hrs)

  • Overhead Work Safety (40 hrs)

Electrical Theory - Q1 (160 Hours)

  • Basic Electricity (20 hrs)

  • AC/DC & Motor Control (20 hrs)

  • Basic Transformer and Installation (80 hrs)

  • Conductor Installation and Repair (40 hrs)

Equipment Operation - Q2 (208 Hours)

  • Basic Equipment Operation (80 hrs)

  • Powerline Safety (40 hrs)

  • Fusing and System Coordination (20 hrs)

  • Service Installation & Metering (68 hrs)

Pole Climbing and Working (367 Hours)

  • Pole Climbing Skills (54 hrs)

  • Pole Framing & Construction (50 hrs)

  • Transmission Pole Climbing School (42.5 hrs)

  • Fiber Climbing School for Broadband (20 hrs)

  • Rubber Gloving and Hot Sticking (80 hrs)

  • Broadband Fiber Splicing/ OTDR Training (80 hrs)

  • Setting and Replacing Poles (40 hrs)

Substation Maintenance (155.5 Hours)

  • Substation Fundamentals (68 hrs)

  • Principles of Underground Distribution Systems (87.5 hrs)

Internship (320 Hours)

  • Internship (320 hrs)

Cost of Program: Tuition, Fees, Books and Cost of Attendance

In District

  • Total Tuition: $7,845.00

  • Total Fees: $300.00

  • Total Books: $425.00

  • Total Supplies: $3,930.00
    (In-District Current High School Students attend at no cost.)

Out of District

  • Total Tuition: $15,690

  • Total Fees: $300.00

  • Total Books: $425.00

  • Total Supplies: $3,930.00

Cost of Attendance (Dependent)

  • Food and Housing/Living Expense: $6,282.00

  • Transportation: $1,361.00

  • Miscellaneous: $628.20

  • Commodities-Goods and Products: $2,198.70

Cost of Attendance (Independent)

  • Food and Housing/Living Expense: $13,317.00

  • Transportation: $2,885.35

  • Miscellaneous: $1,331.70

  • Commodities-Goods and Products: $4,660.95

VA Approved & Financial Aid Approved

PROGRAM TITLE: PTC Lineworker Academy
INSTRUCTORS: Jamie Perry
COORDINATOR: Jim Lawson
TOTAL HOURS: 1,568

Employment Opportunities

  • Electrical Utility Lineworker

  • Journeyman Lineworker

  • Underground Lineworker

  • Meter Shop Repair Technician

  • Broadband Technician

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics*:

  • Overall employment of line installers and repairers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

  • The median annual wage for electrical power-line installers and repairers was $78,310 in May 2021. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $46,200, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $107,110.

Equipment Provided

Climbing Harness, Climbers, EZ Squeeze Rope, Inserts, BuckEcojuster, Tool holder, Ditty Bag, Hard rubber bottom bag, various hand tools, safety glasses, hard hat, reference books, curriculum, shirts, gloves, and other PPE, tools and equipment.

Items Not Provided
(Students must purchase the following)

  • FR Shirts and Pants

  • Lineworker Specified Boots

Practice Pole Yard at PTC

Thanks to PEC for donating and installing the poles for our new Lineworker Academy practice pole yard. Classes begin in August and we can't wait to get started!

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several Lineworkers climbing the same pole