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Power Line Design & Staking - Level 1 - ONLINE COURSE 

The online version of Level 1 Power Line Design & Staking course is a
4-week instructor-guided course and covers the same topics as our
classroom version.

Course 101: Power Line Design & Staking, Level 1

Pre-requisite: None                     Hours: 21    CEUs: 2.1(PDHs: 21)         
                                                                                                                In Level 1 Power Line Design & Staking, students gain a strong foundation necessary to help them advance in the field of line design and staking.This class will include the basic engineering of overhead single-phase lines typically expected of beginning line design personnel. After completion of this course, participants will be able to complete overhead transformer and service conductor sizing, calculate accurate guy leads for both angle and dead end situations, interpret and implement sag charts in clearance design, and will be able to navigate the NESC in order to locate important rules and tables necessary for safe design. Course manual provided.

  2017 Online Level 1 Courses scheduled for the following dates:

Course Materials

UTS will provide class supplies (including scientific calculator), along with hardcopy of Level 1 Handbook. This course packet will be mailed to students 1 week prior to course start date. Students need to have access to their own copy of the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) book.


A UTS instructor will be assigned and available via email (and phone, by appointment), as needed, during the course access dates.

The Course Process

Course Access: Students will be allowed to log in and work at their own pace (within access dates of the course) and will be responsible for checking weekly assignments, course notes and for submitting all assignments by listed due dates.

Reading Assignments: Students will be given weekly reading assignments from UTS handbook provided in course packet, as well as supplements which may be available on the course website.

: Students will complete exercises to demonstrate comprehension of basic engineering design concepts and calculations. Most of the worksheets will be printed and included in course packet so that students may work on these "offline" prior to submitting.

: Students will be given opportunity to demonstrate understanding of material from handbook, worksheets, reading supplements and NESC by completing weekly online quizzes. Quizzes will consist of T/F, multiple choice, and short answer questions.

Final Exam
: Once all course assignments are complete, students will submit a request for final exam. The final exam will be mailed and will be proctored by utility/company manager or other assigned utility personnel.

Grading – Course Status: Course is a Pass/Retake and grade is a combination of weekly online assignments (quizzes, worksheets), overall participation as given opportunity, and performance on final exam.

Certificates: Students will receive a certificate of completion (mailed) upon passing the course and will be ready for the Level 2 of the Power Line Design & Staking series.