Pre-apprentice Electrical Lineworker-8 weeks


Classes meet Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Pre-apprentice Electrical Lineworkers are entry-level employees who work in the electrical distribution industry. Physical fitness is required.  If participants are unable to meet the physical requirements of this program the tuition cost will not be refunded.  Program tuition does not include fees for personal protective clothing, permits/licensing and exam fees.  Due to the new federal mandate for Commercial Driver’s Licenses, out-of-state participants will be required  to schedule and pay for their road tests, as Alabama will no longer test non-residents.  We will provide out-of-state participants with an information packet to Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley on the testing process and policies, if they choose to use them for testing.  All participants will be required to complete the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) the first week of class.

Students who complete this course of study find employment with power companies, electric cooperatives, municipal electric companies, and electrical contracting and construction firms.

This 8-week program is physically demanding. Students must be able to work aloft without a fear of heights.

Cost: $4,150. Includes tuition, books, boots, hard hat, safety glasses, and gloves

Prerequisites include:

  • Online Application
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • State issued photo ID
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination
  • A two-year driving history from the State Troopers office
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Weight limit of 275 lbs.

Short-Term Credential Scholarship Program Grant

Eligibility Requirements for Scholarship

  • Must be an Alabama resident
  • Be registered or intend to register in an eligible short-term credential program that can be completed in two semesters or less and that will lead to in-demand career opportunities in the region which the community college where the course is taken is located

This course is approved for WIOA funding, Telamon, and Sallie Mae Loans.

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative (WEC) Lineworker Program Scholarship

Residents of Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry, Talladega, Tallapoosa County click here for CAEC Linemen Scholarship

Location:  Gary Hall, Dothan Campus

Office Hours
Mon – Thur: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am – 2:00pm

Student Guidelines/Attendance Policy

Pre-Apprentice Electrical Lineworker Student Guidelines/Requirements
This is a Workforce Development Program. As such, you are expected to act and perform just as you would on the job. These are a few guidelines that you will be expected to follow:
1. Be at work on time (punctual).
2. Proper attire at all times – failure to dress appropriately will result in a one-day suspension. Proper attire includes the following:
a. 100 % Cotton Pants
b. 100 % Cotton Long Sleeve shirt (tucked in)
c. Work issue line boots
d. Name tag (visible at all times except when climbing)
e. Good Hygiene
f. No improper language on shirts
g. Belts preferred, but not required
3. Students will be evaluated at the end of the seven-week course on:
a. Ability to climb
b. Dependability
c. Initiative
d. Getting along with others
e. Following instructions
f. Working aloft
4. A student may be terminated from the course if he/she has more than 3 (excused or unexcused) absences or tardiness. An unexcused absence or tardiness will result in a one-day suspension. Professional courtesy dictates that you should call your lead instructor prior to being absent or tardy (no texting).
5. 30 Minute Lunch Period
6. Required to climb poles daily and pass the physical agility test. Any student that refuses to perform any of the required activities of the program can be terminated for failure to comply with all class requirements.
7. Absolutely cannot be afraid of heights
8. In accordance with industry standards in terms of bucket truck operations, students must weigh 275lbs. or less.
9. Must be willing to learn to work secondary voltage and high voltage
10. Students must have physical abilities appropriate to the nature of work including upper body strength to lift 75 lbs. and to work aloft on power poles for several hours at a time.
11. Students must be able to work well under stress, such as little or no sleep and in all weather conditions
12. Must have good rapport with the public
13. Students whose cumulative score for the course is less than 75% will not pass
14. Students are responsible for their own health insurance and medical care
15. Safety is the #1 most important aspect of this class. There are inherent dangers associated with this program, including fall hazards from various heights. Extreme caution should be observed at all times and instructions given by the instructor should be followed exactly. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is issued to each student. It is mandatory that each student care for and maintain their PPE and it should be worn at all times as directed by the instructor.


Wallace Workforce Development Refund Policy:

Written notice of withdrawal must be sent to the course point-of-contact two weeks prior to the course start date to receive a 100% refund.

To receive a 75% refund, written notice of withdrawal must be sent to the course point-of-contact one week prior to the course start date.

If a student attends the first night of training or does not send prior written notice of withdrawal per the guidelines above, no refund will be issued.