To Prospective Students
This packet is provided to assist you in applying for the Apprentice Line Technician Academy at
Martin Community College
A career as a line technician is a fast-paced profession which is physically, mentally, and
emotionally demanding. Line Technicians choose this career/lifestyle because they like the
environment and the ability to progress within the career field.
Line Technicians should be in good physical health and able to move freely. Coordination,
dexterity, stamina, and strength are also required as climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling,
crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping are common for
entry level line technician professionals. A line technician should also not have a fear of heights
since this work requires the worker to be many feet off the ground for a large portion of their
The student must be 18 years of age prior to the conclusion of the training program.
Students will learn such topics as: (Total hours of the course is 420)
Competent person training for all UG excavations.
CDL permit requirements/guidance
Pole top rescue
Belt hoist operation
Chain hoist operation
Telescopic stick operations on different devices
Shotgun stick many different uses
Arial framing, specs, measurements, and material/ hardware
Wire size and connector types and sizes as well as tools associated
Preformed ties as well as tie wire
Personal protective grounding
Metering and installation of services
Single phase transformer makeup
Three phase transformer banking
Use of transformer gin and block and tackle
All different equipment operations mostly line truck bucket truck and excavator
How to set up equipment for jobs
And much more…..