Electrical Lineworker

The Electrical Lineworker Career Certificate program prepares students for a career in the power distribution industry.


  • Students learn in an outdoor lab where they receive hands-on instruction on:

    • operating large equipment

    • driving commercial vehicles

    • constructing and maintaining single- and three-phase overhead and underground power lines as if they are members of a real line crew


  • Students take field trips to local substations owned by Duke Energy, Peace River Electric Co-op, and the City of Wauchula

  • Speakers visit the classroom to speak about their experience on the job, including graduates of the program

  • Faculty have extensive experience in the field

Instructor Chris Yeomans began his career in the lineworker industry in 1989 through the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and is currently a Third Party CDL Examiner for the state of Florida

  • Graduates can earn a Career Certificate and a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

  • Upon completion, 20 credits can be applied to SFSC’s Associate in Applied Science degree in Industrial Management

Course Examples (for a larger list, visit the College Catalog):

    • Poles, Ropes, and Rigging

    • Pole Line Equipment

    • Trucks and Excavation

    • Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

Length: HCI - 3yr Program - 1,500 contact hours