Electric utility line technicians install and repair poles, conductors, cables and equipment used in electrical power and distribution systems. They often work to restore energy to homes and businesses during storms, identifying and repairing damaged equipment, poles and wire.
The program, which only starts in the summer, begins with a one-year certificate. You can then go on to get an associate's degree for transfer. The program is fine tuned to meet real-world needs. Two utility companies, Kansas City Power & Light and Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, are on the MCC-BTC advisory board for course content.
To see what it's really like, view our video featuring the "classroom" you'll be working in and students in the program.
If you want to find out if a career as a line technician is for you, start by taking the Center for Energy Workforce Development's career quiz. You should then contact an academic advisor at MCC-Business & Technology by calling 816.604.1000 to discuss your next steps.
You must first apply to MCC and then apply to the program. Download the program application packet (pdf). If you have problems downloading this document, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a printed copy by mail.