communications lineworker

8-week program

about the communications lineworker program

Communications Lineworkers are the industry professionals responsible for keeping us connected. SLTC's Communications Lineworker Program is the first of its kind, but it’s built on the foundation of our training methods and practices developed with our professional team of instructors and industry partners since 1999. When you complete the program you’ll be prepared to enter into a career with great pay, great benefits, and a great future. Your journey starts right now.

total cost for clp


Tuition – $5,550 | Application Fee $150 | Lab & Certification Fee – $2,270 | Training Manual – $225 | Boots & Tools – $2,800

financial aid

smart option loan

Southeast Lineman Training Center offers student loans through Sallie Mae’s Smart Option Loan. 100% of Tuition, fees and living expenses are covered with the smart option loan.

Do not apply for this loan until you’ve been accepted at SLTC.

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workforce innovation
and opportunity act

This federal government program allows individuals who are unemployed or underemployed to receive funds for retraining. The amount of tuition coverage will vary depending on your circumstances. Find out if you qualify by visiting your local unemployment office also known as a “One-Stop Center” or Career Center.

trade act
assistance program

This federal program provides financial assistance to those who are unemployed due to layoffs and plant closers. Qualification depends on your specific circumstance. Those who qualify are typically covered for 100% of retraining costs. Find out if you qualify by visiting your local unemployment office also known as a “One-Stop Center” or Career Center.

veterans of
the armed services

SLTC is approved to certify veterans for G.I. Bill Post 9/11 benefits, which pays up to 100% of program cost and housing. Once you graduate from SLTC and enroll into an apprenticeship program you are eligible for continued VA benefits through the On-the-Job or Apprenticeship Training Program along with also receiving a salary from your employer.

local bank or personal loan

Most of our students use a bank loan or personally fund their education. Contact your local bank or credit union to see if you qualify to obtain a personal loan to cover your tuition and fees for the Electrical Lineworker Program.

apply for scholarships

Looking for more opportunities for assistance in paying for school? We have curated a list of potential scholarships over on our scholarships page!

career outlook

this is a
$1.4 trillion

Communication through the internet and cellular devices plays a critical role in society today. It has become so commonplace that everyone, from children to grandparents, has a cell phone and computer. In many ways, it has become the backbone of our culture and society. The onset of this new technology has done many things but most of all, it has increased the need for communications lineworkers.

Communications lineworkers are the lifeline of connection. Without lineworkers installing fiber and coaxial cables, there wouldn’t be any of the technology you use each and every day. Take a  moment and imagine the world today without internet, without cell phones, without all of this information at your fingertips.

The industry is growing as fast as the technology. With the onset of gig speed internet, 5G wireless networks, and autonomous vehicles, the need for installers and technicians is more important than ever. Over the next ten years, the jobs are expected to grow by over 8%. Communications lineworkers are needed to fill these roles, to keep the world connected.

A successful completion of our educational objectives by students results in graduates that will be qualified for a variety of positions including but not limited to the following: Telecom lineworker, CATV lineworker, Coax Cable Splicer, Locater, Low Voltage Technician, Outside Plant Technician.

new in 2022

The Communications Program has expanded to 8 weeks and now includes additional certifications in Fiber Optic Splicing and a Class A CDL!

clp schedule 2022/23


Oct 17, 2022 - Registration
Oct 17, 2022 - Start Date
Dec 15, 2022 - Graduation


Jan 6, 2023 - Registration
Jan 6, 2023 - Start Date
Mar 3, 2023 - Graduation


Mar 17, 2023 - Registration
Mar 17, 2023 - Start Date
May 12, 2023 - Graduation


Jun 2, 2023 - Registration
Jun 2, 2023 - Start Date
Jul 28, 2023 - Graduation


Aug 11, 2023 - Registration
Aug 11, 2023 - Start Date
Oct 6, 2023 - Graduation


Oct 16, 2023 - Registration
Oct 16, 2023 - Start Date
Dec 14, 2023 - Graduation

do you have
what it takes?

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning date of enrollment.
  • Must provide a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license from state in which you reside.
  • Must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and have the physician sign SLTC’s Doctor’s Release Form.

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