3300 | Electric Line Service Repair – OC

The Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) certificate in Electric Line Service Repair prepares you to work as an electric line technician in the construction, maintenance and repair of electric utility overhead and underground systems. You will combine electrical distribution system classroom study with laboratory and practical applications in the course of the program. You will master competencies expected of the trade such as electrical distribution safe work practices; basic electrical theory; overhead pole line and underground electrical construction operation and maintenance and electrical distribution equipment installation. Upon completion of the program, you will receive the PSAV certificate and will possess the necessary skills for employment in the electric utility field as an electric line service and repair technician.

Length: 1500 contact hours / 50 occupational credits


First Term
 ETP 0170Pole Climbing, Ropes, and Rigging 45
 ETP 0170LPole Climbing, Ropes, and Rigging Lab 90
 ETP 0171Pole Line Equipment I 45
 ETP 0171LPole Line Equipment I Lab 90
 ETP 0172Pole Line Equipment II 45
 ETP 0172LPole Line Equipment II Lab 90
 ETP 0173Trucks and Excavation Equipment 45
 ETP 0173LTrucks and Excavation Equipment Lab 90
 ETP 0174Electrical Distribution Structures 45
 ETP 0174LElectrical Distribution Structures Lab 90
 ETP 0175Underground Distribution 45
 ETP 0175LUnderground Distribution Lab 60
 ETP 0177Installing Overhead Conductors 45
 ETP 0177LInstalling Overhead Conductors Lab 90
 ETP 0178Basic Electricity for Line Workers 45
 ETP 0178LBasic Electricity for Line Workers Lab 90
 ETP 0179Safe Work Practices 45
 ETP 0179LSafe Work Practices Lab 90
 ETP 0949Co-op Work Experience in Electrical Distribution 135
 TRA 0260CDL for Electrical Line Service I 60
 TRA 0261CDL for Electrical Line Service II 45
 TRA 0262CDL for Electrical Line Service III 45
    Total: 1500

 Labs: With the approval of the program chair and course instructor and contingent upon meeting the program provisions, credit for labs/proficiencies may be earned on-the-job, given for experience, and/or ETP 0176L Electrical Distribution Lab.
  • The number of students enrolled in the PSAV program will determine whether additional courses for PSAV program students will be offered. It may be possible to complete the program in less than two years. Lab hours and internship/co-op hours may be used interchangeably.
  • ETP 0176L is still active as a standalone lab. All new labs are equivalent to ETP 0176L.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Award Year2010-2011   2011-2012
Students Completing Program*22
Program Costs:  
  Tuition and Fees$7,582.00$7,937.00
  Books and SuppliesNANA
Debt at Program Completion:  
  Median of Federal Loans$0.00$0.00
  Median of Private Loans$0.00$0.00
Program Completion in Normal Time:  
  Normal Program Length12 months12 months
  Students Completing in Normal TimeNA0.00%
Job Placement Rate for Completers:NA67%
NA – Data Not Available  
* – Completers data based on fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)