Electric Line Technology Program
Division of Technical Studies
The mission of the Electric Line Technology Program is to prepare individuals with safety and work skills needed to be highly productive on utility and construction company line crews.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Electric Line Technology Program will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to safely climb utility-supply poles.
- Demonstrate proper inspection and utilization of utility-specific equipment.
- Demonstrate the ability to use electric, utility-specific equipment in hotwork environments and apply A/C 3 phase concepts.
- Demonstrate the ability to properly perform the Electric Utility Systems and System Protections in simulated live-line situations.
- Demonstrate the skills required to drive a Commercial Motor Vehicle.
- Florida Parishes Campus (Greensburg)
Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies
The highest exit point in the Electric Line Technology program is the Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies with a concentration in Electric Line Technology. Multiple exit points exist for this program and are outlined below.
The following criteria must be satisfied towards completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Technical Studies with a concentration in Electric Line Technology:
|General Education Core||15|
|English Composition I|
|Technical Diploma in Electric Line Technology||47|
Technical Diploma in Electric Line Technology
The following criteria must be satisfied towards completion of the Technical Diploma in Electric Line Technology:
TD Electric Line Technology (CIP 46.0301)
|TCA Electric Line Fundamentals|
|ELLT 1200||Introduction To Power Safety||3|
|ELLT 1210||Intro To The Power Industry||3|
|TCA Electric Line Helper I|
|ELLT 1300||Electric Line Safety||3|
|ELLT 1310||Pole Climbing||4|
|ELLT 1320||Line Equipment Operation||4|
|ELLT 1330||Underground Equipment||1|
|CTS Electric Line Technician|
|CTDP 1110||Intro Commercial Vehicle Opera||3|
|ELLT 1410||A/C Phase Cable & Conductor||3|
|ELLT 1430||Distribution Line Maintenance||3|
|CTDP 1211||Commercial Vehicle Operations||2|
|ELLT 1510||Live Line Work Clearanc/Switch||2|
|ELLT 1520||Three-Phase URD Systems||2|
|ELLT 1530||System Protection||2|
|ELLT 1540||Fundmen Skills For Crew Leader||1|
|TD Electric Line Technology|
|CSSK 1000||College Success||1|
|CPTR 1000||Introduction to Computers||2|
|ELEC 1120||Basic Electricity||5|
|CSRV 1000||Customer Service||3|
Additional Exit Points and Electives
General Education Core
|MATH 1005||College Algebra Fundamentals||5|
|MATH 1015||College Algebra||3|
|MATH 1500||Finite Math||3|
|BIOL 1010||Introduction to Biology I||3|
|BIOL 1020||Introduction To Biology II||3|
|BIOL 1100||Gen Biology I (Science Major)||3|
|BIOL 1200||Gen Biology II (Science Major)||3|
|BIOL 2200||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 2300||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|CHEM 1010||Gen Chemistry I NonScience Mjr||3|
|PHYS 1010||Elementary Physics||3|
|ECON 2010||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 2020||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|PSYC 1500||Psy of Addict Behave&Sub Abuse||3|
|PSYC 2015||Introduction To Psychology||3|
|PSYC 2040||Developmental Psychology||3|
|SOCL 2015||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOCL 2220||Marriage and Family||3|
|SOCL 2420||Stratification and Inequality||3|
|ENGL 2010||British Literature||3|
|ENGL 2020||American Literature||3|
|HIST 1020||Western Civilization II||3|
|HIST 2010||American History||3|
|HIST 2020||American History II||3|
|HIST 2100||History of Louisiana||3|
|SPAN 1010||Elemenary Spanish I||3|
|SPAN 1020||Elementary Spanish II||3|
- Anticipated program length for completion of highest level exit point is 2 years.
- Program requirements must be completed with a programmatic grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
- All courses in the Technical Diploma/Certificate of Technical Studies/Technical Competency Area exit points must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Only one grade of “D” is acceptable in the General Education Core.
CTDP 1110 - Intro Commercial Vehicle Opera (3 Credit Hours)
An introductory course that includes work ethics, pay, and other occupational descriptions. Also included are associated work problems and information for the student to pass written tests for a learner's permit.
CTDP 1211 - Commercial Vehicle Operations (2 Credit Hours)
Learners are familiarized with five axle commercial vehicles. The student learns to operate all types of transmissions in real life city and highway traffic. During this course, the learner receives varying miles of road experience.
Co-requisite(s): CTDP 1110
ELLT 1200 - Introduction To Power Safety (3 Credit Hours)
This course will begin with a basic safety and fire prevention and an introduction to the systems and components that make up a basic electrical system, including generation, transmission and distribution.
ELLT 1210 - Intro To The Power Industry (3 Credit Hours)
This course will study the history behind electrical utility industry. Students will study how the electrical system in the United States was established and how Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, Jr. influenced the development of electrical systems. Students will also learn how the electrical industry was first regulated and how regulation of the industry has changed as well as learning specific employability skills. Students will also gain knowledge of how the electrical industry is currently being "re-regulated" to encourage competition and gain knowledge of the system operations and marketing of electricity. Finally, this course will teach how the electrical industry is segmented into utility sectors, such as investor owned, Federal owned, publicly owned and cooperatively owned utilities.
ELLT 1300 - Electric Line Safety (3 Credit Hours)
Meets OSHA’s requirements for a construction industry training program. This course provides employees with best practices for some of the most common and hazardous situations on the job site.
ELLT 1310 - Pole Climbing (4 Credit Hours)
This course is designed to provide instruction on climbing a utility pole safely using the latest OSHA fall resistant requirements. At the completion of this course, you will be able to safely ascend and descend a utility pole using gaffs.
Co-requisite(s): ELLT 1120
ELLT 1320 - Line Equipment Operation (4 Credit Hours)
This course teaches the maintenance of a company's machinery and equipment. Topics include how to run samples to ensure conformity to quality assurance standards, set up machines for production runs, and resolve operating problems and defects in manufacturing processes.
Co-requisite(s): ELLT 1120
ELLT 1330 - Underground Equipment (1 Credit Hour)
This hands-on course prepares you to install a variety of underground system components on both 15 and 25 kV systems. Learn to install primary and secondary cable, in conduit systems as well as using direct burial methods in both single- and three-phase applications. Install underground system components, such as underground risers, transformers, switchgear and pedestals to facilitate the proper termination of both primary and secondary cable systems. Use cable preparation tools to prepare the cable for installation of termination kits, elbow and inline splicing sleeves to connect equipment to systems.
Co-requisite(s): ELLT 1120
ELLT 1410 - A/C Phase Cable & Conductor (3 Credit Hours)
Students successfully completing this course will be able to correctly size circuit conductors and apply necessary temperature correction and derating factors. Students will also be shown the difference between continuous and non-continuous loads and the considerations that must be adhered to when working with them.
ELLT 1430 - Distribution Line Maintenance (3 Credit Hours)
The course exposes distribution linesmen into advanced distribution lines construction maintenance system. The course covers theory and practical sessions in various lines construction & maintenance.
ELLT 1510 - Live Line Work Clearanc/Switch (2 Credit Hours)
This course is to establish clear and consistent guidelines for live-line work. The term live-line maintenance, as used in this manual, includes maintenance activities using the hotstick or the barehanded technique.
ELLT 1520 - Three-Phase URD Systems (2 Credit Hours)
Three-phase circuits and power flow, analysis of magnetic circuits, performance of single-phase and three-phase transformers, principles of electromechanical energy conversion, steady-state characteristics and performance of alternating current and direct current machinery.
ELLT 1530 - System Protection (2 Credit Hours)
This course is an introduction to power system components and power system protection. Topics include protection of generators and motors, protection of transformers and reactors, and protection of transmission lines.
ELLT 1540 - Fundmen Skills For Crew Leader (1 Credit Hour)
The course covers basic leadership skills and explains different leadership styles, communication, delegating, and problem solving. Job-site safety and the crew leader’s role in safety are also discussed.