Electric Power Technology (Linemen)
Electric Power Technology - Linemen Training
Coffeyville Community College in association with Pratt Community College is offering an Electrical Power Technology (electrical linemen) training in Coffeyville. Instruction is provided by Pratt Community College faculty in Coffeyville. Students who successfully complete the training requirements will have the opportunity to earn job certifications.
Students also have the opportunity to complete general education requirements at Coffeyville Community College to complete an associate in applied science degree.
For more information about the Electrical Power Technology program, please see the Pratt Community College web site, or contact EPT Instructor, Dean Senter in Coffeyville at (620) 252-7157 or via email at [email protected].
About The Profession
Line installers and repairers must climb and maintain their balance while working on poles and towers. They lift equipment and work in a variety of positions, such as stooping or kneeling. Their work often requires that they drive utility vehicles, travel long distances, and work outdoors under a variety of weather conditions. Many line installers and repairers work a 40-hour week; however, emergencies may require overtime work. For example, when severe weather damages electrical and communication lines, line installers and repairers may work long and irregular hours to restore service.
Line installers and repairers encounter serious hazards on their jobs and must follow safety procedures to minimize potential danger. They wear safety equipment when entering utility holes and test for the presence of gas before going underground. Electric power line workers have the most hazardous jobs. High voltage power lines can cause electrocution, and line installers and repairers must consequently use electrically insulated protective devices and tools when working with live cables. Power lines are typically higher than telephone and cable television lines, increasing the risk of severe injury due to falls. To prevent these injuries, line installers and repairers must use fall-protection equipment when working on poles and towers.
This packet contains information on program prerequisites, curriculum, other general information, and an application for program admission.
In Kansas, Electrical Power Technicians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.2% through 2016. In eastern Kansas, employment is growing at a 12.7% rate.
The average wage in Kansas is $25.44 per hour.