Conestoga College

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Powerline Technician

Conestoga College

Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Electrical, Electronic and Comm. Engin. Tech./Technician
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,382
International: $15,436
Enrolment #:24
Careers:Facility Operation and Maintenance ManagersElectrical and Electronics Engineering TechnologistsElectronics Equipment Service Technicians


This skills-based program offers a unique opportunity for you to prepare for all facets of the Powerline Technician occupation. Graduates of this program have experienced exceptional rates of co-op securement and graduate employment. Practical skills are developed during multiple hands-on, full-length work days each week in our dedicated, on site, training yard. Students benefit from daily use and training on our extensive fleet of industry-standard vehicles and work equipment. Students will learn the skills required for the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground power-distribution systems through significant hands-on practical skills development and classroom learning. Students may have the opportunity to complete the initial level(s) of apprenticeship trade schooling and become provincially registered as a Powerline Technician Apprentice (Trade 434A). In addition students will have the opportunity to take additional industry-specific courses. Two optional co-op terms are incorporated into this unique program. Co-op work term experience may be counted towards the on-the-job apprenticeship hours. This program reflects industry's strong emphasis on safety. Requisite Occupational Health & Safety courses introduce students to regulatory knowledge, industry safe work procedures, and hands-on best-practice skills development.

Electrical Utilities from across the province support the program by providing donations, guest instruction, and co-op opportunities. Their extensive participation helps ensure our students develop skills to meet industry's latest innovations. For more information please contact our Student Recruitment staff at


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 eligible for a co-op work term, students are required to achieve a minimum 70% session weighted average, in Level 1 with no failed or dropped courses.

    * 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.

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