Conestoga College

Powerline Technician

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Electrical, Electronic and Comm. Engin. Tech./Technician
Description:This skills-based program offers a unique opportunity for students to prepare for all facets of the powerline occupation. Students will learn the skills required for the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground power-distribution systems through both classroom and significant practical skills development. Two optional co-op terms are incorporated into this unique program and may be included as part of the required benchmark hours and hands-on skills training for journeypersons. Students will be required to work outside in all weather conditions at substantial heights and will also be required to do heavy lifting. They may have the opportunity to complete initial level(s) of apprenticeship trade school at a cost in addition to the regular tuition fees.

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URL:Powerline Technician at Conestoga College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,435
International: $14,674

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Enrolment #:24
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Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older with mature student status, Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270), and Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics for Trades and Apprenticeship (MATH1420).

Additional Admission Requirements:
    To be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 SWA (70% session weighted average) in Level 1 courses, and no failures in all levels.

    * 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 30, 2018