Utility Lineman Technology

Program Information

The Utility Lineman pathway prepares individuals for jobs in the field of utility power transmission and distribution construction, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical power lines. 

Location of Program:

Poplarville Campus

Program Start:

Fall Semester

Program Contact Information:


Your natural abilities

  • Color vision
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Physical stamina/strength
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Troubleshooting skills

Classroom knowledge

  • Pole and bucket rescue
  • Elevated work site projects
  • Pole climbing
  • Overhead construction & underground construction
  • System design and operation

Graduation options

  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
  • Associate in Applied Science

Possible careers in this program:

Line Installers and Repairers

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How to apply to the Utility Lineman Program

1. Complete PRCC Application

Within 3-5 days after you apply, you will receive RiverGuide Credentials. 

2. Complete Program Application

*Completion of the application does not guarantee admission into the program. The Utility Lineman program has a limited student capacity and requires additional documentation.

All required documentation can be sent electronically or by mail to the following:

Email: lineman@prcc.edu

Attn: Utility Lineman Instructor
101 HWY 11 North
Poplarville, MS 39470


3. Required Documentation

  1. Obtain an MDOT physical (may be called CDL/DOT physical) from a qualified physician. You will need to take a copy of the physical to MDOT when testing for your CDL permit to obtain the MDOT card.  
  2. Obtain an 11-tier or higher drug test. Sealed results must be mailed/emailed directly from the testing facility.
  3. Submit a color copy of your current driver’s license. All applicants must have a clean driving record for the past three years.
  4. Obtain the MVR information sheet from the DMV and provide a completed copy to the instructor.
  5. Obtain a Mississippi Class A Commercial Driver’s Permit (or License). Out-of-state residents must be 18 years old and obtain a valid state Class A Commercial Driver’s Permit (or License) -due at the orientation meeting.

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