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Electrical Line Worker

111Electrical lIne workers are in high demand, both locally and nationally, with many career oportunities available for those who possess these skills.  The Electrical Line Worker program is offered through TVCC's Wrokforce Education Division, and is a 22-week certification course running two (2) consecutive semesters with a certification of completion awarded.  TVCC, along with Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative (TVEC), many independent school districts and industry partners form a strong partnership to offer this exceptional workforce training opportunity.

The Electrical Line Worker program gives students hands-on skills and knowledge training in electric power generation, transmission and distribution along with constructing, maintaining and operating power grids, working with the industry's safety equipment, setting climbing poles, and understnading industry projects, conditions and work locations.

At the conclusion of this traning program, graduates will attain an Electrical Line Worker Certificate of Completion and an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health Certification. Training for this program is a combination of face-to-face classroom lecture, indoor/outdoor lab facilities and field-training areas.

Our Mission Statement
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The Trinity Valley Community College Workforce Education Division's mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities, welcoming people of all ages and experience, helping them to reach their personal and professional potential.  Our programs are geared to meet the ever-changing needs of today's students by offering traditional credit programs, face-to-face skilled classroom and lab programs and courses that can be completed online.

Program Outcomes
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Program Outcomes for Electrical & Plumbing Trades Programs


FAQ 2022-2021

Compensation Expectations for Electrical Line Worker

(Installers & Repairers)



Compensation Expectations for Telecommuications Line Worker

(Installers & Repairers)



Is there On-the-Job Training?

Moderate to Long-Term

On-the-Job Training

Can I Find a Job After I Receive My Certificate of Completion?

Electrical Line Worker & Telecommunications Line Worker





 11,960  jobs available

230,400  jobs available

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How long is the Electrical Line Worker Program?

This program is two (2) consecutive semesters (Fall & Spring Semester)

How much does this program cost?

In-District:  $4,085*

Branch Campus Tax Paying District (PISD):  $4,305

Out-of-District:  $4,845

Cost Includes:  Tuition, Fees, Lab Fees, Required Textbooks & Line Worker Tool Kit

*Athens, Brownsboro, Chandler, Crandall, Cross Roads, Eustace, Frankston, Kaufman, Kemp, LaPoynor, Mabank, Malakoff, Murchison, Scurry-Rosser, Terrell & Trinidad.

What is the program schedule?

The Electrical Line Worker is an evening program offered at both Palestine and Terrell Campuses.

Palestine:  5:00 PM-7:00 PM Mondays & Wednesdays

Terrell:       5:00 PM-7:00 PM Tuesdays & Wednesdays

How many students can be accepted into the program?

We currently accept 12 students, per campus location, each beginning Fall Semester.

Where do I go to find out more information & register for the course?

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Who can I contact for more information about these programs?

Richard Crosby, Division Chair - Business, Career & Technical Programs (903) 675-6251

Workforce Education Division - Main Office Athens Campus (903) 675-6232



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Employment Data Resources


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Electrical Line Worker


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Telecommunications Line Worker


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