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Take your career to new heights!

If you’re looking for a new opportunity in an exciting trade field, look no further than the Power Line Worker training now available. The Corporate and Community Education Division is currently enrolling for immediate class starts.

Power Line Worker on pole
Power Line Worker
Power Line Workers and Bucket Truck
“This is my dream job. I love every day,” who was hired by Blue Ridge. He since has earned his CDL license, which enhances his skill set by operating, driving and hauling utility equipment.“This is a good paying career. I get to work outside. It’s different every day and I learn new skills. It’s very rewarding—and fun. This is the perfect job for me. I hit the jackpot for sure,”

~Luke Burton

Power Line worker students

 Power Line Worker Certification Program

Do you enjoy working outside? Now is your time to become a Power Line Worker. The Power Line Worker curriculum includes:


Course 1: Basic Construction Skills (2 weeks) includes NCCER Core Safety, OSHA 10, and American Heart Association (CPR)


Course 2: Power Line Worker Level 1 (10 weeks)

  • Power Line Worker Safety
  • Introduction to electric current
  • Introduction to electric theory
  • Climbing Wooden Poles
  • Climbing structures other than wood
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Aerial framing
  • Utility Service Equipment
  • Rigging, setting and pulling poles
  • Trenching, excavating and boring equipment
  • Introduction to electrical test equipment
  • Alternating current and three phase
  • Cable and conductor install and remover


Optional: Commercial Driver’s License (CDL A)

For more information, call (864) 646-1700
or stop by an Open House to learn about available scholarships.




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