Electrical Lineworker Training Program

The Electrical Lineworker Training Program is a 10-week course designed to prepare you for a challenging, interesting and HIGH PAYING career as an electrical lineman.

At the CFCC Electrical Lineworker Training Program you will learn the skills and knowledge required of an apprentice lineman:

  • Setting and climbing poles
  • Installing cross arms, hardware, lines, and transformers
  • Using tools and equipment of the trade through field experience
  • Overhead and underground construction practices
  • Electric theory and practice
  • Safety and teamwork
  • Commercial driving

An “In-demand” Trade

The Carolina Energy Workforce Consortium (representing North and South Carolina) is addressing a serious shortage of electrical lineworkers. They estimate that the industry will need approximately 800 new linemen each year for the next 5 years. The 2016 median wage for experienced linemen was $60,800/year.


*Students must pay the $185.00 registration fee to secure a spot in class. Students will be reimbursed this registration fee upon successful completion of the course. Students must purchase lineman boots prior to class start date (costs vary). Students will be reimbursed for boot cost depending on grant availability. Books are already available in the classroom (no need to purchase).  Registration and boot costs will be reimbursed to students upon successful course completion depending on grant fund availability.

Course Specifics

  • The Electrical Lineworker Training Program is designed to train persons that wish to become entry-level electrical lineworkers for private and public utility companies and related employers.
  • Students will learn the academic and field skills necessary for entry-level workers.
  • Safety is stressed in every aspect of the job.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to earn a Career Readiness Certificate.
  • This program is approved for national certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and for Pre-Apprentice credit by the NC Department of Commerce.
  • Students will receive earn a Flagger and OSHA 10 safety training.
  • Course hours are 400 hours.
  • The course is limited to 45 students. Spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Students are required to secure their own housing.
  • Resume and job interview assistance is available.
  • Job placement assistance is available. Employers will be on-site to interview graduates following the graduation ceremony. Course is 400 hours but only 350 hours are credited to your apprenticeship with your future employer. Utility companies have new employees complete a 3-4 year apprenticeship. Therefore, this 10-week course reduces apprenticeship duration once in a job.

2019 Electrical Lineworker Training Program Information Guide

Details: North Campus, 10 weeks, 400 hours
Current Offering: July 8 – September 17, 2019, M-F, 8am-5pm

Course code to register for July class is A9508.

Future Offering: October 1 – December 13, 2019, M-F, 8am-5pm

Course code to register for October class B2082.

Course Location: Rooms 131 and 135
NE Building
CFCC North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429


Driving Directions to CFCC North Campus

CFCC North Campus Map for Lineman Boot Camp


Step-by-Step Instructions On How To Register


Use course code located above to register. Then click the yellow “Continuing Education” box.

Step 2: Click “Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes”

Step 3: Enter the course code in the “Course Code Number” search box and click “submit”

Step 4: Click the checkbox to the left of your course and click “submit”

Step 5: Fill out the form – be sure to fill out everything with a red asterisk. Please ensure you put in a good email address so that we may email you all of the “welcome” forms or you can email linetech@cfcc.edu

Step 6: Click the checkbox labeled “YOU MUST CERTIFY TO PROCEED” then click “submit”

Step 7: Answer the remaining questions and then pay with a credit or debit card

Step 8: Click the “Okay” button to complete the transaction

Student Directions CFCC Webadvisor Registration & Pay Guide


Class Times

The Electrical Lineworker Training Program is a 10-week, Monday-Friday training course. Each week consists of 40 hours of training. Each day is 8am – 5pm with 1 hour lunch. Lineman work outside in all weather conditions and the training program will be no different. Major holidays are observed.


  • Proof of high school diploma or GED
  • Minor release form completed and notarized if under 18 years of age
  • Weight under 275 lbs
  • DD Form 214 for Veterans
  • Students must have safety toe/shank lineman boots prior to class start date
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • DOT Physical & Drug Screen:
  • CDL Class A Learner’s Permit
    • Required prior to the first day of class so that you may practice driving for the CDL Test
  • Clean criminal background preferred
    • Individual employers have the right to select applicants in accordance with their specific policies and procedures. Criminal background checks are completed by most employers. Therefore, CFCC cannot guarantee employment upon graduation.
  • Current tetanus vaccine recommended

Dress Code

  • Long-sleeve work shirt/T-shirt (no tank tops and no T-shirts with offensive images or content)
  • Long pants or jeans
  • Work boots (Lineman style, safety toe/composite toe/shank)
  • No jewelry (no earrings, necklaces, rings, facial piercings, etc.)

Hotel/Housing Information


Call Emily Holt at (910) 362-7386 or email linetech@cfcc.edu.