Lineman Academy Frequently Asked Questions

Is TEEX a part of the Texas A&M University?

No, not exactly. Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service(TEEX), is an extension agency within the Texas A&M University System. Texas A&M University is also part of the system. You may find it helpful to review the System organization chart for additional clarification.

What is the Lineman’s Academy?

The Lineman’s Academy is a set of courses designed to qualify students for entrance into apprenticeships as electrical line workers.

Are there any educational requirements needed before enrolling in the Lineman Academy?

Yes, as the course description notes, students who plan to enroll need to have received their high school diploma or received their GED equivalent. 

Are there any physical requirements to participate in the Academy?

Yes. Participants will need to turn in a medical release from a physician as the course description notes.

What is the minimum age for application?

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

What is the maximum age for application?

No maximum age has been determined.

How long is the Lineman Academy?

The Academy is 15 weeks totaling 480 hours of instructional time. Students are expected to attend 100% of the training in order to receive credit for completing the Academy. If an extenuating circumstance arises the students will have to get it approved by the instructor.

What are the daily hours of the Lineman Academy?

Class hours are from 8 am to 5 pm.

Where is the location of the Lineman Academy?

RELLIS Campus, Building 6030 – Utilities Training Hangar, in Bryan, Texas.

Will lunch be provided?

No, students will be on their own for lunch. The Academy will provide a handout for off-campus lunch options.

Will parking personal vehicles be available?

Yes, parking is available on site. No permits, special permissions, or authorizations are required.

Does TEEX offer financial aid and student loans?

TEEX does not offer financial aid at this time, yet is actively working to provide this option to students. Due to regulations, TEEX cannot extend credit to individuals enrolling into the Academy. The full tuition is due at the time of registration.

Does TEEX provide housing or transportation?

No housing or transportation is offered to Academy students, however Lineman Academy staff and instructors can provide suggestions for long term-housing options locally.

Does TEEX provide job placement services after graduation?

No, however part of the course is dedicated to employment preparation after graduation. This part of the course will walk you through resumes, job interviews, job fairs, and skill demonstrations. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with potential employers throughout the Academy.

Are college credits awarded upon successful completion of the academy?

No college credits will be awarded upon graduation, however students will be qualified in equipment operation and pole climbing, will receive their Basic First Aid and CPR Certification, their OSHA 10-Hour ET&D Construction Card, and be eligible to apply for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Additional Questions?

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