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Key Program Features
Line workers are powering communities by maintaining and repairing distribution lines and equipment. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career that involves working in all types of weather conditions and risks, consider a career as an electrical lineman. Electrical linemen install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or other distribution systems, which can include working on overhead power lines or underground electrical systems. LLCC’s electrical distribution lineman program prepares students for a lineman apprenticeship with electrical cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, municipalities, cable companies and private contractors.
Learn more by viewing “Heroes at the ready: Linemen” in LLCC’s FORWARD magazine!
Upcoming Lineman Information Sessions
The Workforce Institute is currently offering face-to-face lineman information sessions to students interested in the program for Spring 2022. Students with interest can meet with college representatives from all portions of the program at one time to receive information and ask questions about the electrical distribution lineman program. We are currently taking registrations to attend the following session dates.
August 5, 2021 – 1 pm
August 17, 2021 – 10 am
September 14, 2021 – 1 pm
September 30, 2021 – 10 am
October 5, 2021 – 1 pm
October 21, 2021 – 10 am
November 2, 2021 – 1 pm
November 18, 2021 – 10 am
The Electrical Distribution Lineman program is currently full for the fall 2021 season. A waitlist is available. Please contact Darla Cochran at 217-786-2407 if you would like to be placed on the list. Lineman Sessions will resume in September 2021. Check back with our website at that time for Spring 2022 information sessions.
Use the Career Insight tool to see what opportunities with an Electrical Distribution Lineman Maintenance Certificate of Achievement look like.
(Note: In addition to the Electrical Distribution Lineman Maintenance Certificate of Achievement, an Associate in Applied Science degree is available. Opportunities may vary on the educational level earned.)
Degree and Certificate Programs
LLCC offers the following programs to successfully equip you for a career as an electrical distribution lineman. Learn more about the courses for each program:
Time to completion: five semesters
Time to completion: 8 months to a year depending on completion of the CDL training
Students must complete the LLCC truck driver training program to receive a commercial driver’s license (CDL)-class A to meet program requirements. Students take the CDL test with the Illinois Secretary of State and must pass the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) physical. Those with a current CDL-Class A can receive proficiency credit to meet the program’s truck driver training requirement. For more information about LLCC Truck Driver Training, contact Curt Robinson, Director of Truck Driver Training, at 217-786-2565 or email@example.com.
View electrical distribution lineman classes in the course schedule. View more information on exploring class options.
Investment in Your Future
- Tuition and fees for the EDL 130 course are $1,425.
- Tuition and fees for courses EDL 131 through 135 run $750 each.
- The cost of the truck driver training course (seven credits) is $3,900, which is in addition to other fees for the program. (The truck driver training program is eligible for financial aid (FAFSA) if taken as a requirement for the electrical distribution lineman program.)
- Tuition and fees for other courses in the electrical distribution lineman associate degree program run the standard in-district rate of $144.00 per credit hour.
Get more information on tuition and fees.
Tools and books sold separately. Tools are required for the first day of class.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. There are ways to get help paying for college. Learn more about paying for college.
Ready to get started training for a career in commercial electrical maintenance? Contact our Workforce Enrollment Specialist Darla Cochran today!
Grab 45 minutes with us and we will work with you to understand our programs, admission requirements and steps to enroll! From lineman and electricians, to welding, HVAC, and automotive technology, these well-paying careers need trained workers now and in the future.
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