Utility Construction Installer
28 Credits | 1 Year
Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
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Utility Construction Installer can lead to a variety of career options in the utility services industry. Utility contractors and public municipalities of all sizes need a skilled workforce to install and maintain various utility systems including fiber optics, copper communications, electric, water/sewer, oil and natural gas pipelines.
The Utility Construction Installer program will introduce outside plant cabling practices, installed as aerial cable between poles in an underground conduit system or by direct burial. Students will understand the basic electricity, blue print reading and facility locating. Students will obtain CDL class A permit. They will practice basic construction practices techniques for outside plant services. Students will analyze work zone safety practices and receive an OSHA 10 permit.
Employers will expect Utility Construction Installer graduates to be able to:
- Demonstrate safe practices and techniques
- Perform site location and preparation
- Perform construction practices
- Apply basic electrical principles
- Demonstrate customer service
- Complete CDL-A licensure
Horizontal Directional drilling is an economical and environment friendly method for the installation of pipelines underneath rivers, roads, railway tracks, buildings and other obstacles. With this method you can install: sewer, freshwater, gas, oil and telecommunication pipelines without trenching. In the first step a pilot bore is made from the entry to the exit point.
Use current utility equipment.
Delayed start schedule of courses to assist contractors work schedule.
Utility Construction Installer classes start in October on the Rice Lake campus. Students of the program will obtain the hands-on training that employers in the industry are looking for in an applicant.
One-Year Technical Diploma
After just two semesters, successful graduates of this program will be prepared with the entry-level skills needed to enter the utility workforce.
Students will be able to be employed in a variety of careers in the utility industry. Graduates will also receive a CDL A License.
Internships will provide students with on-the-job experience in actual work situations in utility construction services. These experiences strengthen student competencies through participation in a wide variety of occupational experiences, ranging from routine assignments to specialized work-related duties.
This program will introduce outside plant cabling practices, installed as aerial cable between poles in an underground conduit system or by direct burial. Students will understand the basic electricity, blue print reading and facility locating. Students will obtain CDL class A permit. They will practice basic construction practices techniques for outside plant services. Students will analyze work zone safety practices and receive an OSHA 10 permit.
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Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
Utility Construction Installer
28 Credits | 1 Year
Book costs are unavailable at this time.
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Utility Construction Installer Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Utility Construction Installer technical diploma.
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