If you have excellent technical and mechanical skills and you don’t mind heights, becoming a line worker might be the career for you. Line workers install or repair electrical power systems and telecommunications cables, including fiber optics. People in this career can encounter serious hazards on the job, including working with high-voltage electricity, often at great heights. The work can also be physically demanding. Most work full time during regular business hours, but some line repairers may work irregular hours on evenings and weekends to reinstate electricity in the community in the event of an emergency.
The job outlook for this above-average earning occupation is expected job growth of 7% by 2020. At Lake Michigan College, you can expect to learn from instructors who have experience at the local utility companies, and to receive the academic, technical, and safety training employers in the industry require.
Students at Lake Michigan College can earn a Line Worker Certificate of Achievement, which prepares students for employment as an entry-level utility worker, also called a line mechanic. Students can expect to be competitive for jobs as a Line Mechanic D. read more
As a student at LMC, you will prepare for employment as an entry-level utility worker through experience gained installing and repairing business and residential electrical, telephone, and telegraph transmission systems. You will have the opportunity to learn hands-on with actual equipment and materials in classroom, lab, and field settings. read more
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