Program Description

This program is offered in cooperation with the Career Line Training Center, LLC in Fairview, PA (Erie County). Telecommunication lineworkers are involved in all aspects of the field from telephone, to cable and satellite television, to wireless systems. This program does not accommodate a part-time schedule, though courses with online content may offer some flexibility. The telecommunication linework program has various start dates throughout the year.

This program is on the Certified TAA/WIOA Training Programs/Providers List of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Workforce Development System.

Communication Line Technician Program

Students enrolled in this 4-week program will be participating online and must have access to the internet.

  • Hours: 140
  • Course Fee: $5,500
  • Non-resident Fee: $6,325
  • Location: Online
  • Schedule: June 15, 2020 to July 10, 2020 - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Additional Requirements:

    Must be at least 18 years of age and  have a high school diploma or GED

Course Information

Students will be participating in scheduled online classroom training for approximately four (4) weeks. The communication line technician program has various program date options throughout the year.

The 140-hour program covers personal protective equipment, flagger training, job hazards and safety, underground utilities, commercial driver's license Class A permit preparation, confined space training, rigging, telecommunication tools and hardware, work print reading, CPR/First Aid and OSHA regulations, and fiber optics.

Students who successfully complete this program can transfer to a communication lineworker apprenticeship program with credits earned going toward related technical instruction.

Register Now

Communication Linework

Students enrolled in this 10-week program will be participating in a combination of classroom work and hands-on field training weekly.

  • Hours: 300
  • Course Fee: $8,400
  • Non-resident Fee: $9,600
  • Location: Fairview, PA - Career Line Training Center
  • Schedule: June 15, 2020 to August 21, 2020 - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Additional Requirements:

    Must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED

Course Information

Students will be participating in a combination of classroom work and hands-on field training weekly, Monday through Friday, with 70% of the communication lineworker program being hands-on. This program does not accommodate a part-time schedule. 

This program covers personal protective equipment, flagger training, job hazards and safety, underground utilities, commercial driver’s license Class A permit preparation, defensive driving, pole setting, pole climbing, confined space training, rigging, outside plant construction aerial and buried, telecommunication cables and hardware, workprint reading, CPR/First Aid, and OSHA regulations.

Students who complete this program can transfer credits to a teledata journeyman lineman apprenticeship program or take advantage of career placement opportunities.

Register Now