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High Voltage Lineman Technology

Overview

The High Voltage Lineman Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills needed to install, repair, service, and maintain electrical power lines and supporting equipment. The program includes instruction in AC/DC electrical theory, safety, transformers, tools, material, testing equipment, pole framing, and bucket and digger derrick trucks. The program also includes instruction in the construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting of underground electrical systems. Students also receive instruction in pole climbing, pole testing, equipment maintenance, and pole top rescue. Graduates may find employment in the field of electrical power line work for companies like Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Entergy Arkansas, Southern Electric Contractors in Mississippi, Bird Electric Co. in Washington, and Patriot Solutions in South Carolina. 

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"I enjoyed going to school at ASUN. It was like being on the job more than being at school. The teachers were more than willing to help with anything. The program helped me get a job in my community that I would not have gotten with out the help of ASUN." 

Harrison Runyan
2014 High Voltage Lineman Graduate
High Voltage Lineman Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Length of Program: 2 years

Total Program Cost: $10,466

Campus Availability: Newport

Course Availability: Fall

Courses:

Prerequisites

ENG 0053 English Fundamentals 
UNIV 1001 Freshman Seminar

Required

General Education Core (15 credit hours) 
ENG 1203 Workplace Essentials
ENG 1003 Freshman English I
MATH 1013 Mathematical Applications
MIS 1033 Introduction to Computers OR
MIS 1443 Technical Computer Applications
PSY 1013 Human Relations OR
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology

Major Technical Discipline (30 credit hours)
DTI 1107 Commercial Driver Training
HVLT 1001 Introduction to Utilities
HVLT 1102 Introduction to Climbing & Ground man Procedures
HVLT 1401 Heavy Construction Equipment
HVLT 1403 DC and AC Circuit Analysis
HVLT 1504 Overhead Distribution Systems & Pole Framing
HVLT 1713 Introduction to Transformers
HVLT 1711 Principles of Operation of High Voltage Distribution Systems
HVLT 1801 Underground Distribution
HVLT 1904 Electrical Capstone Experience I
HVLT 1203 Electrical Safety

Support Courses (16 credit hours)
HVLT 2103 Introduction to Power Plants
HVLT 2203 Advanced Transformers
HVLT 2253 Transmissions & Substations
HVLT 2604 Electrical Capstone Experience II

Elective

Directed Elective: One (3 credit hour) advisor approved course
SPCH 1203 Oral Communication
SPCH 2243 Interpersonal Communication
MATH 1023 College Algebra
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology
PE 1623 Concepts of Fitness

Associate of Applied Science Degree Plan

Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 10 months

Total Program Cost: $8,195

Gainful Employment Information

Campus Availability: Newport

Course Availability: Fall

Courses:

Required

General Education Core (12 credit hours) 
ENG 1203 Workplace Essentials
MATH 1013 Mathematical Applications
MIS 1443 Technical Computer Applications
PSY 1013 Human Relations

Major Technical Discipline (30 credit hours)
DTI 1107 Commercial Driver Training
HVLT 1001 Introduction to Utilities
HVLT 1102 Introduction to Climbing & Groundman Procedures
HVLT 1401 Heavy Construction Equipment
HVLT 1403 DC and AC Circuit Analysis
HVLT 1504 Overhead Distribution Systems & Pole Framing
HVLT 1713 Introduction to Transformers
HVLT 1711 Principles of Operation of High Voltage Distribution Systems
HVLT 1801 Underground Distribution
HVLT 1904 Electrical Capstone Experience I
HVLT 1203 Electrical Safety

Technical Certificate Degree Plan