Frequently Asked Questions
When does the program start?
The program starts in the Summer semester every year.
What are the days and hours of the program?
In the Summer semester, Lineman class will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30am until 2:00pm. For the Fall and Spring semester the Lineman classes will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30am until 2:00pm. Your general education classes will be on the days you don’t have the lineman classes. That makes this a full time, day program. No classes are offered at night.
When should I apply?
You should submit your application online starting August 1st for the following year. This can be done at mcckc.edu/linetech
How many students are in the program each year?
We take 30 students a year into the Lineman program.
How long is the program?
The certificate it 3 semesters starting in the summer. (1 year)
How many more classes to get the AAS?
It is an additional 4 classes to receive the AAS. (1 more semester!)
Will dual credits from high school help?
Yes, dual credit will help you get a jump start on the program. It can also set you up to finish the AAS in just one year. I always recommend that you take Math and English your senior year in high school (if that’s where you’re coming from) so that you are prepared for the Accuplacer placement test. You want to do as well as possible on the test to meet the minimum requirements for the program. If you don’t it will delay you from getting in until the following year.
How do I pay for the program?
We are a community college. You can apply for loans, grants and scholarships just like you would at any regular college.
Will A+ pay for the program?
Yes, A+ will pay for tuition. You will be responsible for any additional fees (lab fees, program fees, books etc.)
Can I use the GI Bill?
Yes, the GI Bill will pay for the program.
Are there any prerequisites?
No, you just have to meet the minimum requirements for the program.
- Reading: READ 100 or higher
- English: ENGL 101
- Math: MATH 103 or higher
However, having these classes already complete (or any of the Lineman Certificate/AAS classes, will make you a better candidate when it comes time for selecting students for the program.
Are there classes I can take to make me a better candidate?
Yes, any classes that are not listed under LINE can be taken before you start the
program. If you have them done, then you would only have class 3 days a week.
How are the students selected?
Several factors will be taken into consideration. The application, references, essay,
program preview evaluation, interview, completed classes etc.
What happens at the program preview/interview?
The program preview will have task that will be performed outside. Digging holes,
climbing a 40 foot pole (in a safety device), and assembling material. The interview
be conducted by the field instructors. This will generally be a series of questions.
Do I need to buy climbing tools?
No, we will provide you with your climbing gear and belt. If you successfully complete the program they will be yours to keep. You will need to buy your climbing boots and hand tools. We go over this with the students before they start.