3300 | Electric Line Service Repair

Occupational Certificate

Description of Program:

The Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) certificate in Electric Line Service Repair prepares you to work as an electric line technician in the construction, maintenance and repair of electric utility overhead and underground systems. You will combine electrical distribution system classroom study with laboratory and practical applications in the course of the program. You will master competencies expected of the trade such as electrical distribution safe work practices; basic electrical theory; overhead pole line and underground electrical construction operation and maintenance and electrical distribution equipment installation. Upon completion of the program, you will receive the PSAV certificate and will possess the necessary skills for employment in the electric utility field as an electric line service and repair technician.

Length: 1500 contact hours / 50 occupational credits


First Term
ETP 0170 Pole Climbing, Ropes, and Rigging 45
ETP 0170L Pole Climbing, Ropes, and Rigging Lab 90
ETP 0171 Pole Line Equipment I 45
ETP 0171L Pole Line Equipment I Lab 90
ETP 0172 Pole Line Equipment II 45
ETP 0172L Pole Line Equipment II Lab 90
ETP 0173 Trucks and Excavation Equipment 45
ETP 0173L Trucks and Excavation Equipment Lab 90
  ETP 0174 Electrical Distribution Structures   45
  ETP 0174L Electrical Distribution Structures Lab   90
  ETP 0175 Underground Distribution   45
  ETP 0175L Underground Distribution Lab   60
  ETP 0177 Installing Overhead Conductors   45
  ETP 0177L Installing Overhead Conductors Lab   90
ETP 0178 Basic Electricity for Line Workers 45
ETP 0178L Basic Electricity for Line Workers Lab 90
ETP 0179 Safe Work Practices 45
ETP 0179L Safe Work Practices Lab 90
  ETP 0949 Co-op Work Experience in Electrical Distribution   135
  TRA 0260 CDL for Electrical Line Service I   60
  TRA 0261 CDL for Electrical Line Service II   45
  TRA 0262 CDL for Electrical Line Service III   45
        Total: 1500

  Labs: With the approval of the program chair and course instructor and contingent upon meeting the program provisions, credit for labs/proficiencies may be earned on-the-job, given for experience, and/or ETP 0176L Electrical Distribution Lab.
  • The number of students enrolled in the PSAV program will determine whether additional courses for PSAV program students will be offered. It may be possible to complete the program in less than two years. Lab hours and internship/co-op hours may be used interchangeably.
  • ETP 0176L is still active as a standalone lab. All new labs are equivalent to ETP 0176L.
Gainful Employment Disclosure


Award Year 2010-2011    2011-2012
Students Completing Program* 2 2
Program Costs:  
  Tuition and Fees $7,582.00 $7,937.00
  Books and Supplies NA NA
  Total NA NA
Debt at Program Completion:  
  Median of Federal Loans $0.00 $0.00
  Median of Private Loans $0.00 $0.00
Program Completion in Normal Time:  
  Normal Program Length 12 months 12 months
  Students Completing in Normal Time NA 0.00%
Job Placement Rate for Completers: 100 50%
NA - Data Not Available  
* - Completers data based on fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)