In partnership with Mississippi Power and AccelerateMS, a non-credit Electric Lineworker program will launch at MGCCC in fall 2022 at NO COST*. Classes begin September 6.

* Students may be responsible for additional costs associated with instructional materials and external exam and licensure fees may apply. In addition, the student will be responsible for fees associated with the commercial learner’s permit, DOT physical, and drug test.

About the Program

The Electric Lineworker non-credit training program is a one semester, 13-week program. Students receive specialized instruction in certification areas required by the electrical power industry. Upon completion, students are prepared for an entry-level position as an electrical power-line installer or repairer. The Lineworker Training Program will provide participants with transferable skills and experience for resumes. Participation in and completion of the program does not guarantee participants a job at Mississippi Power or another electric utility.

The curriculum focuses on basic safety, basic electricity, pole climbing and bucket truck operation, along with other basic skills needed for entry-level work in the utilities field.

Skills Taught

Basic Skills:

  • Basic Computer Applications
  • Basic Electricity, Codes, etc.
  • Basic Electricity I & II
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • National Electric Code Course & Safety Code Course
  • RUS Specifications (Overhead and Underground)
  • Mississippi Class A Commercial Driver’s License

OSHA:

  • CPR, First Aid, and Blood borne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Material Training and Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Job Site Safety (Confined Space, Shoring, etc.)
  • Personal Protective Equipment Rigging

Power Company Specific:

  • Pole Climbing
  • Pole Top Rescue
  • Bucket Truck System Protection and Operation
  • Basic Transformer Change Out from Pole

Application Requirements:

  • Applications are now being accepted at the West Harrison County Center.
  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency
  • Valid MS driver’s license & motor vehicle report with good driving record (for CDL)
  • Commercial Learner’s Permit (CDL permit)
    Offered summer 2022 to interested students.
  • DOT physical (indicating a body weight of 280 pounds or less) with a DOT substance test
  • Pay the application cost and license fee to obtain a written permit for a Class A Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) from a Department of Public Safety (DPS) office that offers CDL.
    • Application cost = $25
    • CDL learners permit license fee = $16
  • Minimum requirements for Enhanced ACT (English, Reading, and Math minimum of 16 in each section); or ACCUPLACER (Algebra score of 231, Reading and Writing score of 474); or C or higher in both College Algebra and English Composition I. These scores or grades must have been received within the last 5 years. Visit Assessment Centers to schedule an ACCUPLACER exam.
  • MGCCC Non-credit Training Application

Credentials and Degree Options**

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • MGCCC Electric Lineworker Completion Certificate

** An Associate of Applied Science degree is not applicable for this program.

Eligible applicants will be selected for an interview and skills test prior to acceptance to the Electric Lineworker training program.

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)

Also in partnership with AccelerateMS, MGCCC will offer a no cost Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) class ONLINE to prepare Electric Lineworker training applicants for the Commercial Learner’s Permit test.

The ELDT class will be offered at no cost to prepare students to take the commercial learner’s permit test; however, students will be responsible for obtaining the Commercial Learner’s Permit, DOT Physical, and Drug Screen, as well as the associated fees. This class will be mandatory for all interested in applying for the Electric Lineworker training who do not currently hold a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for Admission

The application deadline for Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) and Electric Lineworker is July 1.

Submit the contact form below to receive information on how to apply. There will be additional steps to completing your application and enrolling in the program.

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For additional information call (228) 563-2220, or email workforce@mgccc.edu.

MGCCC also offers a credit Apprentice Electric Lineman program at the George County Center.

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