Utility Construction Installer Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, WITC is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, WITC has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 


Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a WITC application, and WITC will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full WITC experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

  • Complete application form and submit with fee (fee waiver may apply if previously submitted)

  • Review and sign Functional Abilities Disclosure

  • Complete admissions meeting with a WITC counselor

Program-Specific Requirements

The following requirements must be met before the first day of class:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Verification of valid driver’s license

  • Contact WITC Student Services to acquire a Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form

  • Pass the DOT physical exam and FMCSA Pre-Employment drug test

    • Visit Find certified Medical Examiners at www.fmcsa.dot.gov. When making an appointment, state that you are in need of a DOT physical exam and a Pre-Employment drug screening. Bring personal identification.

      • Qualified site in Rice Lake includes: Mayo Clinic Health System, 715.236.8500

      • Qualified sites in New Richmond include: Brown Chiropractor, Dr. Donald Brown, 715.246.2110 or New Richmond Clinic, Dr. David O Degear, 715.243.3400

  • Provide a copy of CDL Class A permit with air brakes

    • To obtain a permit you will need to pass three written tests at the nearest Wisconsin Department of Transportation office.

      • The tests include: 1. General Knowledge, 2. Air Brakes, and 3. Combination Vehicles. There is no fee to take the tests, but there is an additional fee for the CDL permit. An individual is given five attempts to pass the test on each section. If an individual cannot pass the test on the fifth time, they will have to wait one calendar year from the date of the first attempt to restart the testing process. Tests can be taken individually by section. Please refer to the manual to study for the test. WITC also offers a CDL Permit Prep and CDL Permit Prep Online course each term.

      • Wisconsin Commercial Motor Vehicle Manual (CMV): https://wisconsindot.gov.

      • Proof of DOT physical and citizenship will be required at DMV before issuance of your CDL-permit.

  • Meet all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) requirements

    • FMCSA -- Regulations, Section 49 CFR: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov. After opening the link, click on the title for Part 391: Qualifications of Drivers and Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Driver Instructors. This will open a new window and you should refer to Subpart E: 391.41 Physical Qualifications for Drivers.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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