Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1314 N. Hiawatha Ave.Pipestone, MN 56164Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330Local: (800) 658-2330Request information
This program is offered at the following locations:
Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson56143
The Powerline Technician major is designed to train students to become apprentices in powerline construction and maintenance. Students learn basic skills and applications in transmission and distribution.
Persons trained in this field, work for power companies installing and maintaining overhead and underground powerlines. They install equipment such as overvoltage and overcurrent protective devices, transformers, capacitors, and regulators. Powerline technicians are employed by investor owned power companies, consumer owned power companies, municipalities, and by electrical contractors.