Overhead Utility Line Design

 

 

 

Pine Technical & Community College is partnering with The Association for Utility Line Design Professionals(UtilityLDPros) to promote excellence in the design of overhead and underground electric and telecommunication utility lines. UtilityLDPros serves its Member line designers and their employers by providing training and certification programs. UtilityLDPros has formed a relationship with PTCC to provide distance learning line design custom training courses. These courses are designed to improve the knowledge of line design professionals and prepare them for certification examinations. 

All Classes are online at your own pace. Begin when you are ready! 

What you will Learn? 

Overall Line Design Accountabilities and Best Practices

  • Areas of liability exposure through the use of prevailing distribution line design practices
  • Measures that can reduce liability exposure and assure compliance with NESC requirements
  • Provisions of the 2017 NESC that are applicable to overhead line design
  • How to develop and use documented design criteria and design/construction standards
  • The Line design process and how to improve it
  • How to establish and sustain effective design/quality control and inspection practice

Elements of Line Design and Best Practices

  • How to develop and use conductor sag and tension charts
  • How to perform commonly encountered line design calculations
  • How to create line profile drawings and engineering reports
  • How to implement a uniform procedure to prepare electric supply and telecommunication joint use designs
  • How to maintain engineering records for long-term documentation
  • How to implement procedures for the identification, documentation and correction of existing NESC violations

 

Utility Line Design Course Information

Course

Level

Hours

Cost

Mathematic Fundamentals

Level 1

15

$375

Surveying Fundamentals

Level 1

12

$300

Electricity Fundamentals

Level 1

12

$300

Engineering Economics

Level 1

12

$300

Conductor Characteristics

Level 1

12

$300

Algebra & Trigonometry

Level 2

15

$375

Electrical Consumption

Level 2

12

$300

NESC Lookup

Level 2

15

$375

Statics & Mechanical Fundamentals

Level 2

10

$250

Sag & Tension

Level 2

12

$300

Insulator Strength

Level 3

10

$250

Pole Strength

Level 3

12

$300

Guy Scheme Strength

Level 3

15

$375

Cross arm Strength

Level 3

15

$375

Clearance Between Conductors

Level 3

10

$250

Conductor Uplift

Level 4

10

$250

Vertical Ground Clearance

Level 4

12

$300

Horizontal Clearance

Level 4

10

$250

Transmission Clearance

Level 4

12

$300

Joint Use

Level 4

12

$300

Utility Line Design Exam Information

 Course

 

Level

Hours

Cost

Mathematic Fundamentals Exam

 

Level 1

2

$80

Surveying Fundamentals Exam

 

Level 1

2

$80

Electricity Fundamentals Exam

 

Level 1

1.5

$60

Engineering Economics Exam

 

Level 1

2

$80

Conductor Characteristics Exam

 

Level 1

1

$40

Algebra & Trigonometry Exam

 

Level 2

2

$80

Electrical Consumption Exam

 

Level 2

2

$80

NESC Lookup Exam

 

Level 2

2

$80

Statics & Mechanical Fundamentals Exam

 

Level 2

1

$40

Sag & Tension Exam

 

Level 2

1

$40

Insulator Strength Exam

 

Level 3

1

$40

Pole Strength Exam

 

Level 3

1

$40

Guy Scheme Strength Exam

 

Level 3

1

$40

Cross arm Strength Exam

 

Level 3

1

$40

Clearance Between Conductors Exam

 

Level 3

1

$40

Conductor Uplift Exam

 

Level 4

1

$40

Vertical Ground Clearance Exam

 

Level 4

1

$40

Horizontal Clearance Exam

 

Level 4

1

$40

Transmission Clearance Exam

 

Level 4

1

$40

Joint Use Exam

 

Level 4

1

$40