A power lineman is responsible for installing high-voltage power lines and linking them with utility grids so that consumers and business owners have power. Power lineman must be able to work at heights and sometimes in very poor weather conditions. Because of the inherent dangers associated with the job, certification is necessary to work as a power lineman.

Eastern Region

There are many community colleges in the Eastern Region of the United States that offer lineman certification, including: the Brookdale Community College located in Lincroft, New Jersey; the North Shore Community College located in Danvers, Massachusetts; the Middlesex Community College with locations in both Lowell and Bedford, Massachusetts; the Quinsigamond Community College located in Worcester, Massachusetts; the Reading Area Community College located in Reading, Pennsylvania; and the Raritan Valley Community College located in North Branch, New Jersey.

Southern Region

Individuals looking to earn certification as a power lineman in the southern region of the United States might consider one of the following community colleges: the Somerset Community College located in Somerset, Kentucky; the Lake-Sumter Community College in Sumterville, Florida; the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, Mississippi; or the Nash Community College of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Midwestern Region

The Midwest Region of the United States has many community colleges that offer power lineman certification, including the Metropolitan Community College of Omaha, Nebraska, and Kansas City, Missouri; the Minnesota State Community and Technical College of Wadena, Minnesota; the Western Nebraska Community College of Alliance, Nebraska; the Alpena Community College of Alpena, Michigan; the Gogebic Community College of Ironwood, Michigan; the Ivy Tech Community College with campuses throughout Indiana; the Lincoln Land Community College of Springfield, Illinois; the Lakeland Community College of Kirtland, Ohio; and the Owens Community College of Toledo, Ohio.

Western Region

For those in the West looking for power lineman certification, one of the following community colleges might be of interest to you: The Chandler-Gilbert Community College located in Chandler, Arizona; the Maricopa County Community College located in Tempe, Arizona; the Glendale Community College in Glendale, California; the Spokane Community College located in Spokane, Washington; the Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado; Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado; and the Salt Lake Community College located in Sandy, Utah.