**PLEASE NOTE** online registration is not available. You must provide prerequisite information, complete all required documentation, and submit via fax or mail. To protect your sensitive personal information, please do not email forms/documentation.
The Lineman Academy at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is designed to provide to students a comprehensive training experience utilizing the best work methods, equipment, tools, and standards. The Academy offers classroom and hands-on field training with a real-world approach delivered by high-quality curriculum, experienced instructors, and specialized equipment and facilities. Upon completion of the Academy, students will be qualified in equipment operation and pole climbing. They will receive their Basic First Aid and CPR Certification, their OSHA 10-Hour ET&D Construction Card, and be eligible to apply for their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Students will also be given the opportunity to enter the job market prepared with the knowledge, skills, and abilities prospective employers within the electric power industry require.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
To be eligible for enrollment in the Lineman Academy, students must:
- complete the official Medical Release form provided during enrollment, showing that they are mentally and physically fit to participate;
- possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible to obtain a Class A commercial drivers license (CDL);
- have received their high school diploma or GED equivalent; and
- be at least 18 years of age.
The Lineman Academy will issue each student a set of climbing equipment and hand tools. Four long-sleeved shirts that the students may keep will also be provided. Students must bring their own pair of climbing boots to use during the Academy. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that their issued equipment is maintained in a safe manner by inspecting each piece prior to each use, as well as performing periodic inspections and routine maintenance during the duration of the Lineman Academy. Students will be expected to return the sets of equipment and hand tools back to the Academy prior to graduation. Students may bring their own climbing equipment and hand tools to use for the duration of the Academy; however, the instructors reserve the right to determine if the personal climbing equipment is adequate for use. Personal climbing equipment and hand tools must be marked with the student’s name and the Academy is not responsible for any loss or theft of personal climbing equipment, hand tools, or classroom supplies.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsPower Line Worker Fundamentals+Overhead and Underground Utility System Construction+Overhead and Underground Utility System Maintenance+Regulatory and Safety Compliance+Electric Power Line Worker Employment Preparation
Students who intend to begin a career in the electric utility industry.
Government ProgramsPost 9/11 GI Bill Benefits® For information contact Veteranservices@teex.tamu.edu or call (877) 833-9638