Power Lineman Boot Camp


The Power Line Technician Program is a 10 week “boot camp” designed to prepare you for a challenging, interesting and HIGH PAYING career as an electric lineman.

At the CFCC Lineman Boot Camp 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 Consortium (representing North and South Carolina) is addressing a serious shortage of electric power line workers. They estimate that the industry will need 1,400 new linemen each year for the next 5-6 years. Other industry experts expect the number to be much higher. The 2016 median wage for experienced linemen was $60,800/year.

Course Specifics

  • The Power Line Technician Program is designed to train persons that wish to become entry-level electrical line workers for private and public utility companies and related employers.
  • Students will learn 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 combined with both classes running concurrently. Students must register for both of the following:
    • Power Line Technician I (A8318)              304 Hours
    • Power Line Technician II (A8319)             96 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.
  • Job placement assistance is available. Employers will be recruiting from the class. Resume assistance is available.

2018-2019 Lineman Boot Camp Information Guide

Details: North Campus, 10 weeks, 400 hours
Current Offering: January 7 – March 18, 2019, M-F, 8am-5pm

The January class is at FULL CAPACITY. Please use the course codes below to register for the April class.

Next Offering: April 1 – June 11, 2019, M-F, 8am-5pm
Future Offerings: July 8 – September 17, 2019, M-F, 8am-5pm

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

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

Driving Directions to CFCC North Campus

CFCC North Campus Map for Lineman Boot Camp

Course Codes: Powerline Tech I     A8318
Powerline Tech II    A8319


Step-by-Step Instructions On How To Register

Step 1: 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

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


**Note: When registering for Power Lineman Training, you must register for two sections separately…A8318 & A8319**

Class Times

The Lineman Boot Camp 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 boot camp will be no different. Major holidays are observed. Course hours are 400 combined:

  • Power Line Technician I (A8318)                    304 Hours
  • Power Line Technician II (A8319)                   96 Hours


  • Proof of high school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minor release form completed and notarized if under 18 years of age
  • Weight under 275 lbs
  • No felonies
  • DD214 for Veterans
  • Commercial Learner Permit
    • Required prior to the first day of class so that you may practice driving for the CDL Test
    •  NC DMV CDL Info
  • Physical
    • Required for Commercial Learner Permit
  • Drug Screen
  • Current tetanus vaccine recommended

Dress Code

  • 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) – Boots can be purchased after the class begins
  • No jewelry (no earrings, necklaces, rings, facial piercings, etc.)


Registration (Power Line Technician I) $ 185.00
Registration (Power Line Technician II) $ 185.00
Lineman Boots (depending on source) $ 200.00
TOTAL $ 570.00


*Students must pay registration fees ($370.00) to secure a spot in class. Books are already available in the classroom (no need to purchase). Students must purchase lineman boots ($200.00). Registration and boot costs will be reimbursed to students upon successful course completion.

Contact Darren Poe at linetech@cfcc.edu or (910) 362-7164.