Each day the student will participate in field work. This will include learning about and physically performing tasks associated with line work. There will be five main areas of competencies to be successfully completed in order to be considered passed. Within each of these field competencies there will be periodic evaluations on specific tasks that the student is expected to be able to perform.
- Pole Climbing
- Equipment Operation
Students will be given instruction in several other categories, and then will be asked to perform them. As each of these skills are mastered they will be considered passed. These skills will include the following.
- Pole top Rescue
- Vault Rescue
- Aerial-Lift Bucket Rescue
- First Aid and CPR performance
- Class A or Class B CDL
Field competency testing will ensure that all students are well rounded and ready for work in the electrical trade industry.
In addition, each student, who does not already have a Class A or Class B CDL license, will be encouraged to successfully obtain at least a Class B CDL while enrolled at NALTC. The cost for this is included in your tuition fees under the heading optional costs. If the student fails the test the first time, he /she will have to re-take the test and assume an additional fee.