The key to your training
Classes introduce students to job related information and hands-on training. These classes are a very important part of the apprenticeship program and work in conjunction with the on-the-job training in preparing each apprentice to become an outside line construction journeyman.

Each apprentice attends three years of related training as scheduled along with six week-long (specialized) training classes throughout their apprenticeship.

When are classes?
The California-Nevada Power Lineman Apprenticeship Program is a four year "earn while you learn" school consisting of a minimum of 7,000 hours of on-the-job training and related academic classes. Of these hours, there are specific amounts of required training hours that an apprentice must complete. An apprentice may be in the program beyond the 7,000 hours while working on a specific type of training.

Apprentices are assigned to a specific class for instruction and will attend classes according to their class schedule and designated training facility location.

Week long Training classes are held Tuesday-Friday at our Riverside or Woodland Training facility. In addition to classroom instruction, apprentices are required to attend two (2) week long pole yard training classes per academic school year. First year apprentices attend a 40 hour Orientation/Climbing Class and Work Methods Training Class. Second year apprentices attend a 40 hour Underground Training Class and a 40 hour Rubber Glove Training Class. Third year apprentices attend a 40 hour Hot Sticks Training Class and a 32 hour Crane Certification Training Class. Room and board are not provided for apprentices while attending class at our facilities.

Tuition and Fees
There are no out-of-pocket tuition costs associated with the California-Nevada Power Lineman Apprenticeship Program. All tuition fees (approx $31,000.) are waived if you work for a contributing contractor for a period of five years or 8,000 hours after completing step six of the seven-step program. Otherwise, you will be required to pay the full tuition costs. For every 2,000 hours worked, the amount owed will be prorated.

Although your tuition is covered, there will be some additional expenses you will be responsible for. These include, but may not be limited to:
• Apprentices are required to pay all lodging costs unless it is related to storm work.
• Apprentices must provide their own hand tools and climbing tools.

College Credit
Because your apprenticeship is more than just on-the-job training, you earn college credit through Santiago Canyon College for your related and supplemental classroom instruction.

By the completion of your apprenticeship, you will have earned 24 semester units, satisfied the requirements for a Certificate of Achievement, and satisfied the major requirements for an Associate in Sciences degree*.

*Associate degrees require a total of 60 units - 24 major requirement units (satisfied by completing your apprenticeship), 24 general education units, and 12 elective units. Apprentices seeking a degree should contact a California Community College counselor for more details.
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