The application period for the Fall 2024 training is now closed. Submit the contact form below to ask about future opportunities.

MGCCC partners with Mississippi Power and AccelerateMS to offer non-credit Electric Lineworker workforce training at NO COST*.

* 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


  • 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:

  • Required documentation will be accepted at the West Harrison County Center April 19th through May 20th.
  • 18 years of age
  • Official high school transcript or high school equivalency
  • Valid MS driver’s license & motor vehicle report with good driving record from the MS Department of Public Safety (for CDL)
  • DOT physical (indicating a body weight of 280 pounds or less) with a DOT substance test
  • 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 will be completed at the West Harrison County Center after submission of required documentation.

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)

The ELDT class will be offered summer 2024 at no cost to prepare students selected for the Electric Lineworker training program and will be mandatory for entrance to the program. Failure to complete the ELDT course prior to the deadline will result in forfeiture of Electric Lineworker training program acceptance.

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For additional information call (228) 563-2220, or email

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

Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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