Degrees and Programs
We offer one of only three two-year utility line degree programs in the United States. We are nationally recognized for our comprehensive utility line and job training safety program. Successful completion of the program prepares you for highly-marketable careers installing, replacing, and repairing electrical power poles, lines, and equipment.
As a utility line student, you will learn the basics of electricity and electrical equipment. Our experienced faculty will teach you to install, operate and maintain electrical utility lines. You'll not only study the topics of wiring, pole climbing, metering, and line construction, but you'll actually perform these skills as you learn. Instruction includes practical application of mathematics, sciences, circuit diagrams, and blueprints together with pole-line construction.
Classes are held Monday through Thursday, allowing for a three-day weekend. Enrollment in this program is limited and based on the date of acceptance. If you have a criminal record, you may not be eligible for employment in some settings. Enrollment in this program is limited and based on the date of completed requirements for acceptance into this program.
We have an established summer internship program that will provide you with on-the-job training.
There is a high demand for skilled people in rural power districts and city municipals, as well as in specialized areas such as underground, high voltage substations, load control and load management, street lighting, traffic control, and metering.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary for line installers in Nebraska is $46,280.