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About the Electrical Distribution Program

The Electrical Distribution Systems program prepares individuals to build, repair, and maintain electrical distribution systems overhead and underground, use safe practices, first aid, and perform pole top rescue. 

The one-year certificate program is completed in two consecutive semesters (fall and spring).  Classes are held Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Students receive classroom instruction and hands-on training in an outdoor lab.  Class size is limited to 20.

Electrical linemen mainly work outdoors installing and repairing cables or wires in an electrical power or distribution system.  Job duties include stringing new wire or maintaining old wire, installing and maintaining insulators, setting towers or poles to hold electrical wire, assembling and erecting substations, installing and repairing traffic or train signals, and tree trimming.  Linemen are in high demand during natural disasters such as tornados, ice storms, and hurricanes.

Individuals who graduate with this certificate will have the basic knowledge and skills of electrical distribution.  The job field has a high demand for experienced individuals resulting in high pay and good benefit packages that usually include vacation, insurance, and a retirement pension.

Program pre-registration opens in March for the fall semester. Class enrollment is limited to 20 students.

For additional information, call Frontier Community College at (618) 842-3711or email

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