Students looking for a good-paying career straight out of high school have a viable option through Kilgore College’s Electric Power Technology Certificate. The 10-week course of study will award those who graduate with an electrical power certificate which will allow them to go right to work for an electric cooperative company.
Electrical lineworkers can expect to earn $11-20 as a starting salary. With a large number of projected employee retirements within the next five to seven years, statewide electric cooperatives are expecting a significant shortage of workers. Workers can expect a great job, great salary and benefits.
In-the-field courses will be taught at Rusk County Electric Cooperative in Henderson. Classroom instruction will be held in Kilgore and Henderson.
Students must pass a TX DOT physical and drug test as a prerequisite for the Electric Power Technology Certificate. Students will be subject to random drug testing during the weeks of instruction.
Proof of Medical insurance is required to enroll.
For more information on the Electric Power Technology Program: Call KC Workforce Development at: (903) 983-8288.
(Photo above right) Graduates of the sixth class of the KC Electric Power Technology Program.
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The Kilgore College Electric Power Technology Certificate is an approved WIA course
and is also eligible for veterans benefits.
The FALL 2013 KCEPT class will begin in Sept. 9, 2013
Free Information Sessions: 6:30 p.m., June 6 and July 11, 2013
Application deadline: Aug. 19, 2013
Class will run through: Nov. 15, 2013
Mandatory Orientation: Sept. 6, 2013
FALL 2013 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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||Fundamentals of Electricity
||Utility Vehicle Regulations
||Climbing Skills I
||Climbing Skills II
||Electrical Safety & Tools
||Effective Communication Skills
||Live Line Safety
Approximate cost for fees, tuition and tools: $5,900
Click here for a list of required tools and textbooks (updated April 2013)
Potential Starting Salary Range:
$11 to $20 per hour.