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2022-2023 College Catalog 
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Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate

HEGIS #5317​
Department Chairperson: Christopher McNally, Ph.D.
Williams Hall, Room 126, (518) 629-7275

The Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate program was developed in response to the demand for overhead electric line workers throughout the Capital Region. The electric utility industry is facing a critical shortage of qualified workers, specifically line mechanics and technicians, due to a large number of workers retiring. To fill their workforce needs, utilities are looking for employees that have completed technical training at the community college level to handle the increased technical challenges they face.

The 36 credit Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate program consists of new and existing courses in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance A.O.S. degree program. These courses include AC/DC electricity courses, technical math courses, electrical wiring courses and industry specific electric power courses.

The Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate program curriculum is fully consistent with the academic mission of the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall only   70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $535.

Total Credit Hours: 36

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study