Continuing Education

Power Line Worker

Our Certified Power Line worker program provides the necessary foundation for a line worker career as a helper/apprentice for an electric utility company.

Our 20-week course is a partnership with local utility giants LUS, SLEMCO, Cleco, and Entergy and is taught on our Acadian Campus in Crowley. 

Program applicants must:

  • pass a drug screening
  • have a valid driver's license
  • be comfortable working at heights
  • submit official high school/GED transcript
  • be at least 18 years old
  • pass a DOT physical
  • obtain a Class A CDL learner's permit
  • Work Keys minimum score of "4", ACT minimum score of 16 or higher or, minimum GPA of 2.5
  • supply proof of valid medical insurance
Power Line Worker

Graduates will obtain the following credentials:

  • Class A Commercial Driving License
  • SMART Defensive Driving
  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Lineman Level 1
  • CPR/First Aid/AED

 Jobs and salaries in this field increase with experience. For instance:

  • Line Helper/Apprentice – $33,000 with 1-3 years experience
  • Line Worker – $57,000 with 1-6 years experience
  • Senior-Level Crew Leader – $79,000 with 6-8 years experience
  • Supervisor – $85,000 with 8+ years experience

To learn more about upcoming class, call (337) 521-9028, email, or fill out our contact form.

Watch the video below to learn more about SLCC's Power Line Worker training.

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