Eligibility for admission requires the applicant to meet one of the following academic criteria:
1. High School
High School Graduation
2. Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (Level III) Graduation with General College Profile (or Business Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile). It is strongly recommended that courses include the following:
i. Mathematics 1102A, 1102B, 1102C and 2102A, 2102B, 2102C or 3102A, 3102B and 3102C
ii. Science 3101, 3102, 3103
3. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Trades
Comprehensive Arts and Science (Trades) Certificate
4. Mature Student Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the education prerequisites for this program, must be at least 19 years of age at the time of application and out of school for at least one year may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Requirements; for more information regarding the Mature Student Requirements please refer to Procedure AC-102-PR Admission.
5. Driver License
Applicants are required to have a valid Class 05 license prior to acceptance into the Powerline Technician Program.
Notes: Driver License and Endorsements
a) A NL Air Brake endorsement (9A) may be required to operate some vehicles within the program and upon employment.
b) Employers may seek graduates who can obtain a Class 03 License. NL Motor Vehicle Regulations requires a valid Class 05 for a minimum of 12 months prior to applying for a Class 3 license.
Graduates may find employment in the following areas:
A certificate from College of the North Atlantic will be awarded upon successful completion of pre-employement level courses.
Upon completion of the pre-employment certificate program, a graduate may pursue Red Seal Certification by finding employment, registering as an “Apprentice” and completing the following Advanced Level training and required work experience. The apprenticeship may take 4-5 years and would lead to Journeyperson status in the trade. For more information regarding apprenticeship refer to www.aes.gov.nl.ca