St. Clair College

Powerline Technician

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Program Information

School:St. Clair College
Faculty:Thames Campus
Field of Study:Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Description:The new Powerline Technician program is a two year diploma that prepares students for a career in power distribution. It will provide in depth knowledge and skills that will allow students to understand the installation, operation and maintenance of the distribution system.

Some of the principles taught will be electricity fundamentals and transformer theory, with reference to the distribution standards. In addition there is an introduction to the design of distribution systems, and CAD design. The skills required for operation of boom equipped vehicles, powerline rigging, and fall protection will be taught, with an emphasis on safety.
URL:Powerline Technician at St. Clair College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,941
Careers:Electronics Equipment Service TechniciansHome Entertainment Equipment TechniciansElectrical Power Line and Cable Workers

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 

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus: Grade 12 English (C), (U) or (M) Grade 12 Math (C), (U) or (M) (MCT4C is highly recommended) It is highly recommended that applicants successfully complete Grade 12 Physics (C) or (U) to be successful in this program.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    St. Clair College will continue to accept applications after the Equal Consideration Dates on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available seats (oversubscribed), completed applications received at by the Equal Consideration date will receive first consideration.

    * 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 August 16, 2021