The Utilities profession represents an $880 billion industry responsible for providing crucial infrastructure support to state and local customers throughout Texas and our nation. As a State Agency responsible for providing technical training and practical solutions to over 120,000 students annually, the TEEX Lineman Academy is a comprehensive pre-employment training experience for individuals seeking a career in the utilities industry.

The Academy is a 480-hour class delivered over a 15-week period utilizing traditional classroom instruction combined with practical field exercises followed by required skills testing.

Upon successful completion of the Academy, participants receive:

  • Wood Pole Climbing Qualification Card
  • Bucket & Digger Truck Operator Qualification Card
  • OSHA 10-hour Construction ET&D Card
  • First Aid/AED Card

In addition to the qualification cards, students will have the opportunity to prepare for the Class A CDL exam offered through the Texas Department of Public Safety. Students also receive training and guidance on writing effective resumes, successful interviewing techniques, and opportunities to participate in a hosted job fair connecting students with potential employers.

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Electric Power

Our Lineman Academy Grads Are Saying:

“Each instructor brought a different skill and knowledge when it came to the electric power industry, adding up to 200 years of experience. Their patience and knowledge prepared us for the industry. Because of the TEEX Lineman Academy, I was gainfully employed with the City of College Station the day after graduation. Now that TEEX has impacted my life, I can now go on to impact our community.” (B. Linnell, Class #002)

Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended
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When Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III amazingly landed the U.S. Airways plane he was piloting into the Hudson River, emergency responders sprang into action. TEEX received the following message the same day…

Please thank the staff of TEEX for their help in preparing our first responders and private sector for this port emergency. Everyone is complimenting the unified command operational effectiveness. Good outcomes during emergencies always start with good training.

— Brian O’Neal, Client, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security
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