Courses Offered

Distribution Maintenance

For linemen who are interested in receiving instruction on working with single and three-phase energized lines using insulated cover up with rubber gloves and sleeves, both from an insulated platform on poles and out of bucket trucks. This course will also include single and three-phase maintenance and new construction problems using live line tools for voltages up to 12.5kV. Participants are required to bring proper safety gear, tools, rubber gloves, and climbing gear.

Re-Conductor Hot Work

           This exciting new class is for 3rd & 4th Year line apprentices and will be capped to the first 10 to register. Course will include spreading phases on an overhead circuit and pulling in new conductor under tension while energized. Participants are required to bring proper safety gear, tools, rubber gloves, and climbing gear.

Substation

Journey or apprentice substation techs attending this course will receive instruction from some of the industry's finest instructors. Course topics include Substation troubleshooting with Virginia Transformers which will include nameplate data, gauges, testing, and design. A day learning about substation design and construction, and a field day with a field service technician. Bring your PPE. (glasses, hardhat, boots, FR)

Transmission

        For lineman who are interested in receiving instruction on live line maintenance and new construction on 46 kV lines. This course will provide needed experience for apprentices and Journeyman lineman on live line transmission work. Participants are required to bring proper safety gear, tools, rubber gloves, and climbing gear.    

Underground

Linemen in this course will receive a greater understanding of Underground work with an introduction to switching followed by an afternoon of switching in the field. More hands on field experiences include pulling and terminating underground cable. Thursday’s classes will included underground locating, hi pot testing, and fault finding. Participants are required to bring proper safety gear, tools, and rubber gloves.