electrical lineworker

15-week program

about the electrical lineworker program

The objective of the Electrical Lineworker Program (ELP) is to provide the opportunity for students to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical line work industry. This is accomplished by providing training methods that have proven to be extremely effective in preparing students to be highly successful employees. During the 15-week program, students will be trained in three educational areas: Academic Training, Field Training as well as Certifications & Skills. Student/Teacher ratios during the field training environment are 16:1.

total cost for elp


Tuition – $14,855 | Application Fee – $150 | Lab Fee – $750 | Training Manual – $225 | Boots & Tools – $2,800 | Class A CDL – $1,995

average salary


Average salary comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

Learn More About Your Options

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!

industry outlook


The electric power industry plays a critical role in our society on many levels. It advances the nation’s economic growth and productivity; promotes business development and expansion; and provides ample employment opportunities to American workers. It is a robust and growing industry that contributes to the progress and prosperity of our nation.


As technology increases, it will require the industry to keep up with demand for power usage, which is projected to increase 23% by 2040. The industry needs a larger and trained workforce.


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:

  • Apprentice Lineworker
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers
  • Telecommunications
  • Meter Reading & Testing
  • Groundsman/Helper
  • Warehouse Personnel
  • Crane and Equipment Operator
  • Electricians

elp schedule 2023/24


Class 70 (FULL)
Jan 5 – Registration and 1st Day 
April 20 – Rodeo and Graduation


Class 71 (ENROLLING)
May 4 – Registration and 1st Day
May 29 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
Aug 17 – Rodeo and Graduation

FALL 2023

Class 72 (ENROLLING)
Aug 31 – Registration and 1st Day
Sept 4 – Labor Day
Nov 23 – Thanksgiving
Dec 15 – Rodeo and Graduation


Class 73 (ENROLLING)
Jan 4 – Registration and 1st Day 
April 18 – Rodeo and 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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