Electric Lineworker Pre-Apprentice Program

This program introduces participants to the fundamentals of basic electricity, proper pole climbing techniques, proper use and care of PPE, safe work practices, basic knowledge of the function of the power grid, and general knowledge necessary to prepare them for a career in the electrical linework industry. The course combines classroom time and fieldwork in the outdoor lab at the CNM Rio Rancho campus with a strong emphasis on outdoor lab work.

Participants will receive the training necessary to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver’s License and will be required to obtain their Class A CDL as a prerequisite to receiving program certification. Students will also be required to complete an internship in the electric utility industry as a prerequisite to receiving program certification.

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