Course Catalog:  Apprenticeship  
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_Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 1 (Blended) This workbook is the first of four self-study modules. Students will receive a hard-copy workbook and will test online. It is made up of 10 lessons which cover a general discussion and history of the electrical power industry, basic tools used by the lineman, communication basics used in the electrical industry, an overview of OSHA and safety rules in the electrical industry, basic rope techniques and knot tying, basic electricity fundamentals and how electricity is produced, basic math skills used to understand and work with electricity, and a discussion of direct current (DC) fundamentals. Students will be required to pass each test with a score of 70 or above in order to continue to the next module.    More info
_Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 1 (Correspondence) This workbook is the first of four self-study modules. Students will receive a hard-copy workbook and will submit paper tests to TVPPA. It is made up of 10 lessons which cover a general discussion and history of the electrical power industry, basic tools used by the lineman, communication basics used in the electrical industry, an overview of OSHA and safety rules in the electrical industry, basic rope techniques and knot tying, basic electricity fundamentals and how electricity is produced, basic math skills used to understand and work with electricity, and a discussion of direct current (DC) fundamentals. Students will be required to pass each test with a score of 70 or above in order to continue to the next module.    More info
_Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 2 (Blended) This workbook is the second of four self-study modules. The student must have completed Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 1 to be eligible to enroll in this module. Students will receive a hard-copy workbook and will test online. It is made up of 10 lessons which cover a general discussion of how electricity is generated and transmitted, a continuation of math skills needed to understand and work with electricity, an introduction to alternating current (AC) fundamentals, an introduction to resistance, induction and capacitance in an alternating current circuit, the use of protective grounding in the work environment, and the use of hot-line tools. Students will be required to pass each test with a score of 70 or above in order to continue to the next module.    More info
_Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 2 (Correspondence) This workbook is the second of four self-study modules. The student must have completed Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 1 to be eligible to enroll in this module. Students will receive a hard-copy workbook and tests to be administered at their own pace. It is made up of 10 lessons which cover a general discussion of how electricity is generated and transmitted, a continuation of math skills needed to understand and work with electricity, an introduction to alternating current (AC) fundamentals, an introduction to resistance, induction and capacitance in an alternating current circuit, the use of protective grounding in the work environment, and the use of hot-line tools. Students will be required to pass each test with a score of 70 or above in order to continue to the next module.    More info
_Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 3 (Blended) This workbook is the third of four self-study modules. The student must have completed Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 2 to be eligible to enroll in this module. Students will receive a hard-copy workbook and test online at their own pace. It is made up of 10 lessons which covers mathematical and safety reviews from previous modules, a discussion of a distribution system and its components, a discussion of series and parallel circuits, an introduction to three phase power, a discussion of the instruments and meters used to measure electricity, a discussion of distribution and transmission poles, techniques used to string and sag conductors, and the basic construction and operation of a transformer. Students will be required to pass each test with a score of 70 or above in order to continue to the next module.    More info
_Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 3 (Correspondence) This workbook is the third of four self-study modules. The student must have completed Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 2 to be eligible to enroll in this module. Students will receive a hard-copy workbook and tests to be administered at their own pace. It is made up of 10 lessons which covers mathematical and safety reviews from previous modules, a discussion of a distribution system and its components, a discussion of series and parallel circuits, an introduction to three phase power, a discussion of the instruments and meters used to measure electricity, a discussion of distribution and transmission poles, techniques used to string and sag conductors, and the basic construction and operation of a transformer. Students will be required to pass each test with a score of 70 or above in order to continue to the next module.    More info
_Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 4 (Blended) This workbook is the fourth of four self-study modules. The student must have completed Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 3 to be eligible to enroll in this module. Students will receive a hard-copy workbook and test online at their own pace. It is made up of 10 lessons which covers a safety review of all previous modules, a discussion of line conductors and connections, an overview of the underground distribution system, maintenance of transmission and distribution systems, transformer banking techniques, system operations in a distribution system, system protection on a distribution system, work procedures for basic equipment on a distribution system, a discussion of insulators used on the electrical system, and a discussion of electric substations their equipment and operations. Students will be required to pass each test with a score of 70 or above.    More info
_Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 4 (Correspondence) This workbook is the fourth of four self-study modules. The student must have completed Lineman Apprenticeship Unit 3 to be eligible to enroll in this module. Students will receive a hard-copy workbook and tests to be administered at their own pace. It is made up of 10 lessons which covers a safety review of all previous modules, a discussion of line conductors and connections, an overview of the underground distribution system, maintenance of transmission and distribution systems, transformer banking techniques, system operations in a distribution system, system protection on a distribution system, work procedures for basic equipment on a distribution system, a discussion of insulators used on the electrical system, and a discussion of electric substations their equipment and operations. Students will be required to pass each test with a score of 70 or above.    More info
Alternating Current Fundamentals (textbook) The topics in this book are arranged to build your knowledge, progressing from basic principles such as the differences between peak, rms, and average values to more complex coverage of circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. This book is required for the Lineman Apprentice Program    More info
APPA Safety Manual (textbook) This manual can be used to make sure all areas of your utility are meeting the latest safety standards. This user friendly manual is a required text for the Lineman Apprentice Program    More info
Digger Derrick/ Aerial Device Lab The purpose of this training is to insure the safe and responsible operation of a Digger Derrick truck. With this training the intended outcome is for all those that are using these devices acquire the knowledge and skills to operate the equipment safely and productively.    More info
LAP Textbook Bundle_ACF, LCH, APPA This textbook bundle includes the three books that your lineman apprentice will need for the LAP distance learning material. You will receive current versions of the Alternating Current Fundamentals, Lineman`s and Cableman`s Handbook and APPA Safety Manual.    More info
Lineman & Cableman`s Handbook (textbook) The 12th Edition of the Lineman and Cableman`s Handbook is a required text for the Lineman Apprenticeship Program. It is a valuable resource for them throughout their apprenticeship.    More info
Lineman Apprenticeship Final Exam This comprehensive exam is the final step in completing the TVPPA Lineman Apprenticeship Program (Legacy, Millennial, and Revised Editions). It includes written and field skills elements exam. In order to pass you must satisfactorily complete all critical elements and objectives    More info
Lineman Apprenticeship Lab 1 Fundamentals This five day lab covers a variety of skills including: safety, PPE inspection, grounding, rigging, pole top rescue, aluminum and copper ties, and minimum approach distances. Participants are given a field performance evaluation and a comprehensive written exam. The student must be a qualified climber and have completed the Pre-Apprentice Assessment Workshop.    More info
Lineman Apprenticeship Lab 2 Construction This five day lab covers a variety of skills including: safety, job briefings, print reading, guys and anchors, minimum approach distances, overhead construction, grounding, sagging, aluminum ties, and single phase transformer theory. It includes written and field skills element exams. The student must have completed Fundamental Lab 1 to enroll.    More info
Lineman Apprenticeship Lab 3 Operations This five day lab covers a variety of skills including: safety, aerial lift inspection, arc flash hazards, PPE inspections, bucket truck rescue, systems operations, three phase transformer theory, and insulation/isolation techniques. Participants are given a field performance evaluation and comprehensive written exam. The student must have completed Operations Lab 2 to enroll.    More info
Lineman Apprenticeship Lab 4 Underground This five day lab covers a variety of skills including: URD safety, grounding, cable design and preparation, locating cable, fault finding, URD systems and equipment, trouble shooting, tagging, installation, and fusing. . Participants are given a field performance evaluation and comprehensive written exam. The student must have completed Operations Lab 3 to enroll.    More info
Lineman Apprenticeship Lab 5 Troubleshooting This five day lab covers a variety of skills including: safety, hotline tools, protective devices, regulators, capacitors and single line drawing. When trouble shooting it is important to understand the needed protective devises and how they work together. This module also discusses trouble shooting techniques, substation, breakers, fuses, regulators, capacitors, instrumentation and metering. Participants are given a field performance evaluation and comprehensive written exam. The student must have completed Underground Lab 4 to enroll.    More info
Lineman Apprenticeship Pre-Apprentice Assessment Workshop This 6 day class is an intense workshop designed to help potential Lineman Apprentice experience the everyday demands they will be expected to handle on the job. You will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of line work, with an emphasis in climbing. Individual sessions focus on the hazards of electricity, grounding, rigging, hand lines, aluminum and copper ties. You will be placed on call at night to become adapt to working at all hours of the day. You will have the chance to test your knowledge through homework and test. At the end of the week your manager will be given a written assessment of potential to perform work under stress and your capacity to learn and follow instructions. This class is a great tool for managers to use to determine the potential apprentice’s skills and abilities. They will be asked to complete an apprentice packet before coming to class that includes student information.    More info