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Alabama Power and Bishop State Community College are partnering to offer a lineman training program to prepare students to work as electric utility linemen.

The purpose of the training center is to prepare students to work as linemen for Alabama Power. It houses three classrooms and a learning laboratory. There is also an outdoor hands-on lineman training field where future linemen can practice their newly-learned skills. The training program will be offered at the college’s Southwest campus on Dauphin Island Parkway.

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E-mail Address
Workforce Development Department Workforce Development Department
David Felton, DEAN OF WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT David Felton
DEAN OF WORKFORCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Artheldia Greggs, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST Artheldia Greggs
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Daphne Stamps, INDUSTRY LIAISON Daphne Stamps
INDUSTRY LIAISON

Requirements

COVID-19 Update - May 18, 2020 @ 3:15 p.m.

  • Due to COVID-19, the Bishop State Lineworker class scheduled to begin in June 2020 is now canceled. The next class is scheduled to start in January 2021, depending on the coronavirus situation at that time.
  • Applications for the January 2021 class are expected to be available beginning August 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the Workforce Development Office at workforce@bishop.edu.

Line-Worker Eligibility Requirements and Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Submit to drug screenings
  • Climbing and working suspended above ground up to 200 feet
  • Students weigh no more than 280 pounds due to OSHA equipment restrictions
  • Fitness is required. If participants are unable to meet the physical requirements of this program, the tuition cost will not be refunded
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
  • An ACT score of at least 18 within the last three years. Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) required if an individual does not meet the ACT requirements. TABE requires grade equivalent of at least 6 in reading and math
  • Ability to earn a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a physical before a Commercial Driver's Permit will be issued. Possible CDL health dis-qualifiers: epilepsy, kidney disease, narcolepsy or sleep apnea, color blindness, blind in one eye, must be able to hear all sounds 40 decibels or less, heart disease or hypertension, severe respiratory condition, loss of use of an extremity, diabetes currently requiring insulin, congestive cardiac failure, pacemakers, orthopedic or vascular disease, and psychiatric disorder; just to name a few
  • Ability to earn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
  • Ability to earn OSHA 10 Safety Certificates

Program cost is approximately $4,400 (financial assistance and scholarships may be available)

Class Offerings

The next class is scheduled to begin in January 2021. Please check back here in August to complete the application. If you have questions, please email workforce@bishop.edu

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