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 may also earn a Flagger and OSHA 10 certificate.
  • Course hours are 400 hours combined. Students must register for both of the following:
    • Power Line Technician I                     (317 Hours)
    • Power Line Technician II                    (83 Hours)
  • The course is limited to 24 students. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Students are required to secure their own housing.
  • Job placement assistance is available.

2018 Lineman Boot Camp Dates

Details: North Campus, 10 weeks, 400 hours
Next Offering: Sept 10 – Nov 16, M-F, 8am-5pm
Course Codes: A2772 & A2773
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**Note: When registering for Power Lineman Training, you must register for two sections separately…A2772 & A2773**

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 (317 hours)
  • Power Line Technician II (83 hours)


  • Proof of high school diploma or GED
  • Minor release form completed and notarized if under 18 years of age
  • Valid drivers license
  • Current DOT physical and drug screen
  • Weight under 275 lbs


Registration (Power Line Technician I) $ 180.00
Registration (Power Line Technician II ) $ 180.00
Parking, 10 hour OSHA card, First Aid/CPR/AED $   42.50
Books (NCCER Core Curriculum, Powerline Worker Levels I & II) $ 218.00
Lineman Boots (depending on source) $ 200.00
Total $ 820.50


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