Luma College for Technical Training

Utility Lineworker Program


Utility Lineworker Program

Through this 13-week pre-apprentice training program, trainees acquire the knowledge, skill and behaviors that prepare them to be a highly valuable entry-level lineworker.

Using the Three-Phase Educational Model, LUMA College For Technical Training (LCTT) focuses education around three domains of learning: Knowledge, Skill and Behavior. Each academic course, skill competency, and behavior expectation is shaped by this model.

  • Learn how to safely construct, maintain and operate the nation’s power grid
  • Learn how to work in elevated positions using the industry’s most up-to-date safety equipment
  • Learn to operate bucket trucks and digger derricks


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Training Environment

LUMA College promotes a positive learning environment where students are challenged, encouraged, and held accountable. Students are placed in crews where teamwork is emphasized daily.

Class Day
Students attend class and field training in equal parts each day, Monday through Thursday. Fridays are reserved for preparation and study.

Class Size
Class sizes are limited to maximize student safety, productivity, and camaraderie.

Tools of the Trade
Students are required to purchase specific climbing and hand tools on campus. Instructors will provide a personal fitting for you.

After graduation, you will continue to use these tools every day on the job.

Meet Your Instructors
Exemplifying the best practices and expectations of trade professionals, instructors are certified adult educational specialists who give students individualized attention to maximize learning outcomes.

Three-Phase Education Model

The Three-Phase Educational Model is based on well-researched educational theories. Using this model as the basis for LUMA College training, each academic course, skill competency, and behavior expectation fits directly into one of the three educational phases: knowledge, skill, or behavior.

Knowledge Phase

The Knowledge phase addresses cognitive, or intellectual activities. Engaging students at the highest cognitive level occurs in a classroom or lab setting. The development of intellectual skills includes the recall or recognition of specific facts, procedural patterns, and concepts that serve in the development of intellectual abilities and skills.

Skill Phase

The Skill phase is the “hands-on” phase of training. This is where students learn and practice the fundamentals of field-based methods. First demonstrated by training specialists, students follow their direction in practicing and building fluency in each competency, which is later timed and rated for proficiency. Often strenuous, the Skill phase offers students the opportunity to condition their physical strengths to meet the demands of their industry.

Behavior Phase

While knowledge and skill are important, positive behavior and attitude have been identified by utility and construction company leadership as attributes a potential employee must have. For this reason, the Behavior phase focuses on safety, camaraderie, customer service, and conviction, to help students develop steadfast reputations for being mature, reliable, safe, and civic-minded.


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