Lineman School and Powerlineman Apprenticeship

Electrical Lineman Training program for a variety of utilities positions, including Electrical Lineman, Lineman/Cableman, Power Line Design, and Construction Specialist.

Self-paced, online utilities training and apprenticeship program

Penn Foster's electrical lineman training program accommodates all skill levels with a self-paced curriculum that offers courses for both beginners and experts. To start, the program includes pre-technical courseware in mathematics for electrical calculations, trainees then move forward to learn AC and DC applications. Upon demonstrating understanding of basic skills, the online curriculum transitions into comprehensive utility lineman training sessions that teach the skills necessary for installation, operation and maintenance of overhead and underground power lines. To fit in with busy work schedules, the programs are highly versatile and flexible, allowing learners to take lessons on their own time, at their own pace. The online learning, when coupled with on-the-job training, provides a clear career pathway for employees.

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Electrical Lineman Training Course List

Pre-Technical Foundation Skills

Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement 186021
Bulk Measurement 186022
Temperature Measurement 186023
Energy, Force, and Power 186024
Fluid Measurement 186025
Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and TrigonometryBlock X02
Algebra: Monomials and Polynomials X0201
Algebra: Factoring X0202
Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions X0203
Algebra: Multiplication and Division of Fractions X0204
Algebra: Linear Equations X0205
Algebra: Simultaneous Linear Equations X0206
Algebra: Determinants X0207
Algebra: Quadratic Equations X0208
Algebra: Exponents X0209
Algebra: Radicals and Imaginary Numbers X0210
Applied Geometry X0211
Practical Trigonometry X0212
Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Material Handling Safety186006
Working Safely with Electricity4400
Working Safely with Electricity (Video)VB06XX
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036

Electrical Skills and Principles

DC PrinciplesBlock A21
Nature of Electricity 086001
Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law 086002
Capacitors and Inductors 086003
Magnetism and Electromagnetism 086004
Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries 086005
DC Motors and Generator Theory 086006
Optional Laboratory Experiments:
Electronics Workbench086800
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for DC Principles (Block A21)387009C
AC PrinciplesBlock A22
Alternating Current 086007
Alternating Current Circuits 086008
Inductors in AC Circuits 086009
Capacitors in AC Circuits 086010
Transformers 086011
Alternators 086012
Electrical Energy Distribution 086013
Rectification and Basic Electronic Devices 086014
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for AC Principles (Block A22)387012C
Electrical Safety for the Trades186005

Lineman Skills and Equipment Knowledge

Fundamental Principles of Rigging Technology286016
Planning the Rigging Operation286017
Working with Rigging Tools, Part 1286018
Working with Rigging Tools, Part 2286019
Rigging: Lifting Equipment and Applications, Part 1286020
Rigging: Lifting Equipment and Applications, Part 2286021
The Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook6070A-I
Principles of AC Circuits4018A-D
DC Machines4030A-B
Alternating Current Motors4032
Transformer Operation4041
Distribution and Power Transformers4042
Rotating Machinery (Video)VB11XX
Direct Current Generators (Video)VB12XX
Analog Circuit MeasurementBlock A23
Basic Test Equipment 086025
Troubleshooting with Volt-Ohm-Milliamp Meters (VOMs) 086026
Using Basic Oscilloscopes 086027
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual: Experiments in Electrical Measurements (Block A23)387014

Electric Power Distribution, Transmission and Systems - Operations and Skills

Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams6022
Electrical Blueprint Reading6036
Local Distribution of Electrical Power6038
Transmission Lines4358
Underground Power Systems6039
Power Line Calculations6256
Industrial Motor Control6699A-C
Efficiency Tests4342
Instrument Transformers6793
Electric Power Measurements4019A-B
Protective Relaying6538A-B
Electric Power Substations6590A-B
Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission for the Technician7860

Optional Laboratory Experiments:

Measurements Trainer XK-100
Digital Trainer XK-200

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 812 hours (excluding videos and optional lab experiments).

Number of Exams: 95.

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