Powerline Technician (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 2-Year Ontario College Diploma

This two-year highly practical course of study is designed to prepare students for many facets of powerline and related occupations. Students will learn the basic skills required for the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground power distribution systems and transmission lines.
Students will have the opportunity to complete level 1 and 2 apprenticeship in-school training provided through the MEARIE Group at the Hydro One training centre in Kleinburg, Ontario. Graduates will be required to complete level 3 and 4 as well as meet the requirements specified by the MTCU in order to become a journeyperson.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Powerline Technician
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 2 Classes Work Term 2 Classes

Work Term Capabilities

Specific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.

Work Term I

Work Term II

Sample Job Titles

Apprentice Powerline Technician

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Ken Buitenhuis
Employer Relations Consultant
519-748-5220 ext. 3216