The primary goal of the Powerline Tec2000+ Course is to develop students into productive knowledgeable citizens who are able to provide for themselves in a way that is beneficial to the community which they live. The Powerline Tec2000+ program is a work at your own pace program open to all students in grades 9-12, and designed for students who are interested in employment in the powerline, electrical, or telecommunications field. The student will be taught how to climb wooden utility poles, install conductors, transformers and assorted hardware for power and telecommunications. The telecommunications portion of this program offers industry certification in fiber-optics and copper-based systems. This course emphasizes the development of hands on skills as well as the theory necessary to succeed in the lineman field. Practical work taught in the course will include but not limited to setting poles by hand, bucket truck operation, digger truck operation, steel tower work, basic residential house wiring, conduit bending, blueprint reading, and safety. The students who complete the powerline Tec2000+ course will be prepared to pursue a livelihood in this field starting at an entry, or apprentice level.
70% Hands on Work 30% Theory
Algebra I & II, Geometry, Physics, College Prep English I-IV
*Industry & Skills Certifications:
- Fiber Optics
- Copper Based systems
- Integrated Systems Voice and Messaging
- Home Entertainment
Active Listening, Physical Strength, Manual Dexterity, Work in all types of weather, Use of Personal Protective Equipment.
· Work Boots
· Leather Gloves
· Safety Glasses
· Blue Jeans
· Blue Jean Long Sleeve Shirt
· Residential Construction Academy Electrical Principles
· Residential Construction Academy House Wiring
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center
Mr. Bartlow – Powerline Tec2000+ Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1361
Office Hours: 7:15am to 8:00am
11:45am to 12:00pm
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.
* Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.