Algonquin College

Powerline Technician

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Lineworker
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program is delivered in collaboration with Hydro Ottawa and prepares students for entry into the electrical power transmission and distribution industry. Students have the opportunity to develop essential skills and knowledge, beginning with electrical fundamentals and leading to the design, planning, construction and maintenance of distribution lines. Students develop the essential safety skills and knowledge, practise rigging, learn to design and plan overhead and underground power installations, apply engineering standards and practise installation and maintenance on poles and towers. Students are also exposed to AutoCAD, electrical machinery, metering, and the technologies used to protect and control the electrical grid.

This program offers one cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term option. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7, have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and networks within industry. *See Additional Information for more details.
URL:Powerline Technician at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,128

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $7,127.94. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $16,677.94.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 15, 2015