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High Voltage Line Technician


Don Smith
Dean of Career and Technical Education

Kansas City Kansas Community College plans to offer a high voltage line technician* program beginning in Fall 2024. This program is focused on real-world skills and based on the needs of area partners Kansas City Board of Public Utilities and Evergy.

Graduates are prepared to join the electrical power industry workforce as safe and knowledgeable apprentices. Along with extensive hands-on experience building power lines, students also practice both overhead and underground techniques. Instruction facilities include an outdoor training field for pole climbing, line construction, bucket-truck operation and erecting power lines using power-line construction trucks.

High voltage line technicians have line installers and repairers are needed to support electric utilities and others in the region.

This High Voltage Line Technician program prepares students to enter apprenticeship training programs across Kansas. The program provides solid technical skills and knowledge to climb poles safely, operate equipment and tools and understand electrical theory related to electrical distribution systems.

*This program is pending final approval. Approved by Kansas Board of Regents and pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission.

Median Annual Salary

Median Annual Salary


Median annual salary for electrical power-line installers and repairers

May 2021,


Students will complete this certificate in 1 year by taking the following courses:


  • Safety and Worksite Fundamentals
  • Pole Climbing
  • Electrical Math
  • Rigging Principles


  • Underground Systems
  • Overhead Distribution, Transmission, and Framing
  • Transformers and Metering
  • Obtaining Employment

Skills Learned

  1. Attain skills to safely climb poles.
  2. Demonstrate proper use of equipment and tools.
  3. Develop effective communication skills.
  4. Explain electrical distribution systems.

How to Apply






Make an appointment with an Academic Adviser.



Submit a high school transcript (or GED) with graduation date.



Take the Placement Test



Complete the Electronics Engineering Technology Certificate B with an overall GPA of at least 2.0.

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