Powerline Technician

Start DateDurationLocationCost
May 10, 202114 weeks (classroom)
23 weeks (practicum)

Program/course schedule subject to change based on enrolment
Please note: NBCC is currently not accepting applications from international students for this program.

Program Overview

  • Construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting of overhead and underground power systems.
  • Installation and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission systems by erecting and maintaining poles and towers and connecting power distribution and transmission networks.
  • Inspection and testing of overhead and underground power lines and other equipment while adhering to strict safety practices and procedures.
  • Receive a combination of classroom and on-the-job training.
  • Upon program completion, students will be eligible to write Block 1 of the Powerline Technician trade.
  • Regular classes take place at the NB Power training site in Marysville.
  • During practicum, students will travel in groups to worksites across the province

Cost: $16,400 (includes tuition, books, safety gear, confirmation fee)

Training Allowance: $310.00/wk during 23-week practicum


  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
  • Must be 18 years of age prior to the commencement of the program
  • Applicants must possess a valid class 5 driver's license

How to Apply

View Powerline Technician Admissions Process (pdf)

Application Submission Dates:  September 29, 2021 to October 29, 2021

A complete application includes:

  • Powerline Technician Application Form (pdf)
  • Official High School transcripts sent via mail (or fax) directly from the issuing institution
  • Résumé (references, if applicable)
  • All post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of class 5 driver’s license (send copy of front & back)

Applications can be mailed, delivered, faxed or emailed to:

New Brunswick Community College
26 Duffie Drive
Fredericton, NB E3B 0R6
Attention: Kelly Springer

Fax: (506) 453-7944
Email: kelly.springer@nbcc.ca