Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 61
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Powerline Technician major is designed to train students to become apprentices in powerline construction and maintenance. Students learn basic skills and applications in transmission and distribution.

Persons trained in this field, work for power companies installing and maintaining overhead and underground powerlines. They install equipment such as overvoltage and overcurrent protective devices, transformers, capacitors, and regulators. Powerline technicians are employed by investor owned power companies, consumer owned power companies, municipalities, and by electrical contractors.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson 56143

Labor Market Information

  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • Median wage:$33.46/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Wind Turbine Service Technicians
  • Median wage:$23.35/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • Median wage:$29.78/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu