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Pre-Employment Powerline Technician and Power Systems Electrician

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Not an apprentice? Not a problem. Kick-start your career in the trades in our Pre-Employment Powerline Technician program. Designed for those who are not yet employed or apprenticed within the trades, the Pre-Employment Powerline Technician program provides the first year of the Alberta Powerline Technician Apprenticeship curriculum as well as various safety certificates. Trades employers are reluctant to hire employees with no experience, but you can enhance your chances in our Pre-Employment Powerline Technician program. Our program provides a mix of theoretical and hands-on training in the utility electrical field related to overhead distribution installations. You will cover all the material in the first-year Powerline Technician Apprenticeship curriculum. You will receive hands on training including: climbing, use of trade specific tools, RBD setup, groundman duties and basic overhead line construction techniques. Additional safety training is also provided. Part of your training includes practical experience in the field.

Recruitment Services
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

  • Program Type Pre-Employment
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements: High school diploma, Applied Math 20 or equivalent Entrance Exam.

Non-Academic Requirements: Valid driver’s license (class 3 is preferred and required to gain employment in the field). Required to submit a resume and go through an interview process.

Application Deadline

Contact the College at (403) 320-3202 and ask for Industrial and Technical Training for information on program intake dates.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated January 31, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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