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Electrical Lineworker

at Dakota County Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Student will prepare to join the work force, as a safe and knowledgeable apprentice ready to serve the electrical power industry. Students are given extensive hands-on experience building power lines. Both overhead and underground techniques are presented and practiced. The instruction involves classroom and outdoor hands-on activities related to overhead and underground lines. Campus facilities for instruction include a large outdoor training field that features pole climbing, line construction, bucket-truck operations and the use of powerline construction trucks for erecting power lines. Related overhead line work and operation of underground equipment is also involved.

Program Locations

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068

Labor Market Information

  • Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

  • Median wage: $29.88/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

  • Median wage: $36.74/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Wind Turbine Service Technicians

  • Median wage: $26.59/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068 Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282 Local: (651) 423-8301 TTY: (651) 423-8621 Email:

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