Electrical Lineman

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The electrical lineman program is delivered by veteran practitioners in the field who bring a wealth of expertise and experience. It is a joint partnership between Odessa College and Oncor. Oncor Electric Delivery Company is Texas's largest transmission and distribution utility— the 6th largest in the USA—serving more than 10 million customers living in 401 cities and 91 counties in the state.

The program prepares individuals to build, repair, and maintain electrical power and distribution systems (EDS). This includes poles, conductors, cables and equipment. Participants learn how to maintain old wire, string new wire, explore the processes for installation, maintenance of insulators as well setting poles and towers to retain electrical wire. Participants learn to restore energy, identify/repairing damaged equipment, poles and conductors during natural disasters such as ice storms, hurricanes and tornadoes. Linemen are in very high demand during these times.

The program is broken into two phases: a knowledge phase where the requisite content of the field is taught and a skills component where participants acquire first-hand exposure on how to apply the knowledge through field experience practice under the supervision of veteran practitioners.

Courses covered include: Fundamentals of Safety and Assessment; Basic Electricity (AC/DC); Lineman Terminology, Tools and Equipment; Basic Electrical Systems; OSHA and NESC Regulations; Hydraulic Equipment Competencies; Beginning and Advanced Climbing; Rigging Knowledge and Advanced Rigging.

Participants receive classroom instruction in conjunction with field experience in accordance with the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM).

Course Information:

  • Duration: 23 weeks
  • Days & Times: T, TH 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sat. 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Dates: July 19-December 10, 2022

For more information or to register, call (432) 335-6575.