Upon successful completion of the Apprentice Line Technician Academy, students will become candidates for employment among municipal, rural, and commercial electrical providers. Beginning wages for apprentice-line technicians in eastern NC average approximately $17/hour, with seasoned veterans reaching an average of $50/hour. Students who complete the program at MCC may also roll their basic training into two-year degree programs, such as the line-technician program offered at Nash Community College.
Those interested in becoming a line technician should be in good physical health and able to freely move. Coordination, dexterity, stamina, and strength are also required as climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping are common for entry-level line technician professionals. A line technician should also not have a fear of heights, since this work requires the worker to be many feet above the ground for a large portion of their job duties. Qualifying students must be 18 years of age prior to the conclusion of the training. Several forms of financial aid are available specifically for this training.