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Coordinator: Koenig, Russell W
Address: 1355 MLK Dr., Robinson Center, Silsbee
Phone: (409) 386-0018

The Utility Line Technology Program prepares students to work in the power line industry as apprentice linemen. The curriculum includes the design and function of electric generation, transmission and distribution systems, substations, transformers, capacitors, voltage regulators, system protection, and metering. Program objectives include troubleshooting outages and voltage problems; identification and use of tools, materials, equipment; proper work and safety procedures; operation of utility line trucks; performing pre-trip and post-trip truck inspections; and successful completion of the Texas Commercial Driver's License (CDL) written and driving test.

The Utility Line Technology Program is thirty two (32) weeks in length and begins in August each year. The Utility Line Technology Program is taught at the Robinson Center in Silsbee, Texas.

Interested students must be able to climb tall utility poles, handle highly energized utility lines, and be eligible to earn a Texas Commercial Driver’s License.

Students who successfully complete the recommended program of study will receive a Certificate in Utility Line Technology.

Lamar Institute of Technology also requires students to register for the College Success Skills Course in their first semester. The course is designed to provide students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success.

Students must successfully complete an OSHA certification exam.

All courses in the Recommended Program of Study require a grade of ‘C’ or better.


Degree Plan for Certificate in Utility Line Technician
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
Program Requirements
CVOP 1201Commercial Drivers License Driving Skills2 : 1 : 4
ELPT 1311Basic Electrical Theory3 : 2 : 3
ELPT 1321Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools3 : 2 : 4
ELPT 2323Transformers3 : 2 : 3
ELPT 2339Electric Power Distribution3 : 2 : 4
LNWK 1241Distribution Operations2 : 2 : 0
LNWK 1301Orientation and Line Skill Fundamentals3 : 3 : 0
LNWK 1311Climbing Skills3 : 1 : 6
LNWK 2321Live Line Safety3 : 1 : 4
LNWK 2322Distribution Line Construction3 : 1 : 6
LNWK 2324Troubleshooting Distribution Systems3 : 3 : 0
LNWK 2373Distribution Line Maintenance3 : 1 : 6
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours34 : 21 : 40