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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 38
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Powerline program is designed to train students to become apprentices in powerline construction and maintenance. Students will learn applications in transmission and distribution of electrical power. They install and maintain over voltage and over current protective devices, transformers, capacitors and regulators. The curriculum consists of both classroom studies and lab/field training. Students learn basic entry level skills and applications in transmission and distribution as required by industry. 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