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H-VOLT Academy

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
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H-VOLT Academy
A Certified Power Line Worker Training Program


About the Training

The UA-PTC High Voltage Lineman Training (H-VOLT) Academy is a certified power line worker training program designed to provide quality education along with real-world, hands-on instruction to those seeking careers as electrical power line workers. Individuals gain the knowledge and skills needed to install, repair, service, and maintain electrical power lines and supporting equipment. The program includes instruction in electrical circuits and theory, safety, aerial framing, transformers, testing equipment, and more. The program also includes instruction in construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting, as well as pole climbing, pole testing, equipment maintenance, and pole top rescue.

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Credential

The customized training program will equip students with the industry-specific skills for entry level employment, including an industry-recognized National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credential. Graduates may obtain employment in the field of electrical power line work with one of our partners: OGE Energy Corporation, Southwestern Electric Power Company, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Chain Electric, Entergy, North Little Rock Electric, Utility Lines Construction Services, 1st Choice Utility Construction.

Enrollment Requirements

To enroll in training you must:

  • Be a high school/GED graduate and at least 18 years of age by the first day of class
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • Hold a CRC (Career Readiness Certificate)
  • Pass the height aversion test, drug screen, background check, and physical

Training Topics

  • Electrical circuits and theory
  • Safety
  • Aerial framing
  • Transformers
  • Testing equipment
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Pole climbing and testing
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Pole top rescue

Course Schedule

Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 10 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for approximately 17 weeks at the UA-PTC Business and Industry Center located at 3303 East Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR 72206.


The cost per student is $8,500 which includes all related fees, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including personally fitted climbing gear, curriculum / books, CPR and First Aid Certification.

The H-VOLT Academy is approved for the following financial assistance programs:

Contact Information

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: (501) 907-6670

Media Coverage

5/16/23 - H-VOLT graduates recognized for job training excellence

1/9/23 - BIC's H-Volt Academy celebrates 14 new graduates

8/29/22 - UA-PTC Interim Chancellor passes the H-VOLT Height Aversion Assessment

8/22/22 - H-VOLT program graduates honored at Aug. 18 event

4/25/22 - H-VOLT program achievers honored at graduation event

2/7/22 - Arkansas Business: Climbing Utility Poles Past the Glass Ceiling

11/29/21 - H-VOLT Academy salutes graduates

11/17/21 - THV: Entergy Arkansas introduces its first woman lineworker

10/29/21 - Entergy Arkansas’ First Female Line Worker ‘Loves the Adventure’ (

5/10/21 - BIC's H-VOLT Academy celebrates graduation of second class

1/15/21 - KATV: Community colleges could see increased enrollment from Ready for Life initiative

10/15/19 - KATV: Entergy and UA - Pulaski Tech shaping future of Arkansas energy workforce through new program

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