DACC Electrical Lineworker School
Become an apprentice lineworker
in a year
Are you struggling to find a career? Are you hands-on, like working with tools and enjoy being outdoors?
If so, consider a future as a journeyman lineworker.
In one year, you could become certified as an Electrical Lineworker at Doña Ana Community College at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
Because our industry has difficulty filling vacancies, DACC's program is a one-year certificate program designed to provide you technical background and manual skills needed for installation and maintenance of electrical power cables.
Upon obtaining the certificate, your training may continue through a New Mexico electric co-op's apprenticeship program, which provides a combination of on-the-job and classroom experience.
Once your apprenticeship is completed - in about four years - and you have passed your tests, you achieve journeyman status!
To qualify, all you need is a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a good driving record, be physically fit and have good eye, body and hand coordination.
Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.
Classes and fieldwork begin in August and continue through May. To learn more about the program, contact Doña Ana Community College at (575) 528-7242 or CDEC Assistant Manager Corina Sandoval at (505) 285-6656.
Also, click this brochure link for more details.