Applications for the fall 2023 training open March 27th.
* 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.
- 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
- Required documentation will be accepted at the West Harrison County Center March 27th through May 1st.
- 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 2023 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a 13-week training program, beginning July 31, 2023. Typically, classes will be held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the 13-week Electric Lineworker training program, selected applicants must complete the ELDT course in summer 2023 prior to July 31.
Mississippi Power and other industry partners may hire from successful completers. Completers of this training are not guaranteed a job.
Applicants who are accepted to the Electric Lineworker training program must have a CDL permit in hand no later than July 28, 2023. The permit is not necessary to apply for the program.
- 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
- CDL license fee = $55
No, but there are several hotels within five miles of the training center. Lodging will be the responsibility of the participant.
No, you will have to meet all requirements listed on the information page to qualify for an interview and physical abilities test. The top participants will be selected from those who are interviewed.
Each of the main campuses, including the Harrison County Campus in Gulfport, has a proctor center where the Accuplacer is given. Visit Assessment Centers to schedule an exam.
No, this is a slightly different program that leads to very similar outcomes. The George County program is a credit program, while this is non-credit workforce training program. An Associate of Applied Science degree is not applicable for this program.
Once you have completed the interest section located on the information page, you will receive an email from MGCCC which will provide a link to complete your personal information (student profile) within the college’s online registration platform. This serves as the MGCCC Non-credit Training Application form. Once this is complete, you will submit a full application packet with all requirements to the West Harrison County Center no later than May 1, 2023. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted.
You are responsible for scheduling and all fees associated with the CDL permit test, DOT physical, and motor vehicle report prior to the submission of your Electric Lineworker Training application. Scheduling and payment can be made through the respective entities.
*This course must be completed prior to taking your permit test at the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. You are responsible for scheduling the test and all fees associated with the actual permit test prior to the submission of your Electric Lineworker Training application. Scheduling and payment can be made through the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
Apply for Admission
The application period will open March 27th and extend through May 1st. For information regarding this program, please complete the Contact section below. Application materials will be submitted to the West Harrison County Campus. Only full application packets will be accepted, so please ensure all requirements have been met prior to submitting any materials.