Overhead Electrical Line Worker, Advanced Certificate



Program Code: 0766

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
332TECH 448Vocational Physical Training I1
332TECH 449Professional Development2
332TECH 452Basic Electrical Theory3
332TECH 453Overhead Techniques & Projects I4
332TECH 458Overhead Techniques & Projects II4
332TECH 459Construction Safety and Rescue3
332TECH 462Vocational Physical Training II1
332TECH 463Vocational Physical Training III1
332TECH 464Power Equipment Operation I2.5
332TECH 470Power Equipment Operations II2.5
ENGLISH 197Communications Skills3
MATH 107Math For Technicians I3
Total Hours30


This is an example course sequence for students interested in electrical line work. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn an Advanced Certificate (AC) in Electrical Line Worker (Overhead). This does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability.

The AC program in Electrical Line Worker (Overhead) is structured to meet the current need for overhead electricians/electrical line workers in the electrical power industry.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
332TECH 448 Vocational Physical Training I 1
332TECH 449 Professional Development 2
ENGLISH 197 Communications Skills 3
MATH 107 Math For Technicians I 3
332TECH 452 Basic Electrical Theory 3
332TECH 453 Overhead Techniques & Projects I 4
332TECH 462 Vocational Physical Training II 1
332TECH 464 Power Equipment Operation I 2.5
Semester 2
332TECH 458 Overhead Techniques & Projects II 4
332TECH 459 Construction Safety and Rescue 3
332TECH 463 Vocational Physical Training III 1
332TECH 470 Power Equipment Operations II 2.5
 Total Hours30

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This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Job Description

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$81,972
Median 50th Percentile$113,029
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$127,528

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$39
Median 50th Percentile$54
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$61

Annual Job Openings

75 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less68.37%
A certificate18.88%
Some college9.94%
An Associate degree0.00%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree2.81%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

2.81% continue their education beyond an associate degree