Utility Trade Preparation: LineworkerCareer Pathway CertificateProgram code: CC.UTRDEPREPLNWKRThe Utility Trade Preparation: Lineworker program prepares students to enter the outside line construction industry with the core required skills, knowledge and safety awareness for initial entry-level employment requirements. It is important to be physically fit, work well in a team environment, adhere to safety requirements and maintain ethical conduct in all work practices. This certificate is endorsed by the Utility Training Alliance (UTA) comprised of Portland General Electric (PGE) and Clackamas Community College.PROGRAM REQUIREMENTSStudents who wish to participate in the Utility Trade Preparation: Lineworker program are welcome to register for the ERM classes once all prerequisites are met.Students are advised of the necessary utility industry standards for math, writing, reading, computer skills and the physical capability required for the successful completion of this program.PRIOR TO REGISTRATION IN THE ERM COURSES, STUDENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING:Must be 18 years or olderPossess a valid driver’s license and CDL permitCapable of strenuous physical activityPhysically able to climb utility polesComfortable with heights of up to 60 feetPass RD-090 or placement in RD-115, pass WR-095 or placement in WR-121, pass MTH-060 or placement in MTH-065, and pass CS-090 or placement in CS-120Meet with EURM Department Advisor. PROGRAM OUTCOMESUpon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:demonstrate the hands-on skills needed and describe the core knowledge needed to acquire entry-level positions within the utility industry,identify and comply with all laws and performance standards, and produce reliable results to blend safety and performance into a unified work practice by identifying and demonstrating personal health and safety practices,demonstrate an advanced working knowledge of utility tools of the trade: use of fire extinguishers, tie ropes and knots, trenching and shoring, chain saw, advanced rigging, operating a forklift, running an excavator, OSHA 10, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ladder safety, electrical hazard awareness, pole identification, and advanced groundworker practices which includes building cross arms, using mathematical equations to complete setting poles and guy wires,demonstrate how to safely climb, maneuver and perform work on a utility pole, and be able to incorporate blue print reading and basic electricity theories into every day work practices,develop and customize a working portfolio to record the application of knowledge and skills acquired from their education, work history and this program which may relate to their current and future career path in the energy and resource industries,prepare and test for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) by practicing on the WIN website application,articulate principles and concepts that govern safe work practices in the utility industry, identify and demonstrate personal health and safety within industry standards,earn a CPR/First Aid/AED certification.CAREERSCareer opportunities include: ground worker, general laborer, flagger, service technician, store room, maintenance and repair workers, power line clearance, maintenance and repair workers, telcom construction and installation, general laborer or technical assistant. It also will prepare students to enter a utility industry apprenticeship. For information contact: EURM Department Advisor, 503-594-0959 or firstname.lastname@example.orgUTILITY TRADE PREPARATION: LINEWORKER Career pathway cERTIFICATEFALL TERM CreditsERM-100 Introduction to Utility Industry & Career Options 3ERM-107 Career Portfolio 4ERM-109 Career Interview Strategies 1ERM-110 OSHA 10 Training 1ERM-160 Utility Industry Health Awareness 3ERM-161 Utility Industry Safety Development 4HE-261 Community CPR 1MTH-065 Algebra II (or higher level math) 4WINTER TERM CreditsBA-119 Project Management Practices 2ERM-111 Flagging-Work Zone Protection 1ERM-162 Groundworker Training 3ERM-163 Initial Pole Climbing 4MFG-104 Blueprint Reading 2MFG-130 Basic Electricity 3 Credits required for certificate 36Information from the 2015-2016 catalog.