founded in 1999


Founded in 1999, Southeast Lineman Training Center (SLTC) is the premier training school for lineworker training; consistently producing an elite group of highly trained and certified graduates. We accomplish this through a training style and philosophy that is unlike any other program offered in the country which has earned us an outstanding reputation in the linework industry. Many companies now require applicants to attend SLTC before they will be considered for employment. We offer training courses in electrical and communications line work here on campus through our introductory programs and advanced industry training in Trenton, GA as well as on-site training with companies around the world.


by George Nelson to answer the industries need for qualified entry-level employees.


First Class
was delivered on February 1, 2000 to 15 students.


Administration Building
was built due to the growing size of the school and need for more staff and classrooms.


Campus Expansion
of 21 acres to help accommodate the growth of the school allowing for up to 230 students per class.


Administrative Building Expansion
took place to allow for more office space and a new retail store for Elevated Gear, the school store.


Communications Lineworker Program
was established and became the first dedicated telecommunications technical program in the country.


Global & Communications Campus
was purchased and developed to house our Global initiatives as well as our Communications Lineworker Program.


Live Line Training
is now possible due to the addition of a Timpson Training Yard Unit and an additional 30 acres purchased for our SLTC Global campus.
Looking Forward
we will grow and change as the industry grows and changes keeping our students trained with the most up to date standards and equipment.



acres of training grounds


poles used each class


full-time instructors


To provide training in a realistic and challenging environment, where individuals can establish the foundation necessary to succeed as lineworkers in the electrical utility and communications industries. We do this by instilling into each student our three core educational values: Knowledge, Discipline, and Ability.

our reputation precedes us

there is a high demand for sltc
graduates in the industry, giving you
fantastic career opportunities.

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No, only Title IV schools are eligible for FAFSA. However, we do offer other forms of financial aid. Click here to go to our financial aid page.

Yes, we do offer different forms of financial aid. Click here to go to our financial aid page.

Yes, we are eligible to certify veterans for the Montgomery and Post 9-11 G.I. Bill. Click here for more information on veterans benefits.

In order to attend SLTC, you must be 18 years old, a High School graduate (provide High School transcripts or GED transcripts), eligible for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (provide a copy of your valid driver’s license that does not expire prior to term start), be physically fit (part of the application process includes a medical physical), pay the required application and lab fees, and be able to obtain medical coverage for the duration of the course.

You can be denied admission if you do not meet the minimum admission requirements. SLTC uses an open enrollment process, which means that completed enrollment agreements are accepted in the order they are received. Spots fill up extremely quickly at SLTC. Your best chance to get a seat in the term of your choice is to submit your application early and immediately start the enrollment process.

Click Here to get started in the ELP Program.

Click Here to get started in the CLP Program.

Once your application is received, you should receive correspondence from us in less than five days regarding your status – although we try very hard to communicate sooner. If you have not heard from us or if you have any questions at all, please give us a call us at 706.657.3792.  We would love to hear from you!

Most of our graduates will take jobs with companies that will require them to travel or relocate. However, after experience is gained in the industry you will have more opportunities to get closer to home.

We do not guarantee a job, but we do offer placement assistance. Many of our graduates have multiple job offers upon completion of the program. Placement depends largely on a person’s willingness to travel or relocate.

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