The Benchmark Standard of Training

Did you know? One lightning bolt has enough electricity to service 200,000 homes.

About Northwest Lineman College

Northwest Lineman College (NLC) is committed to providing the benchmark standard of teaching, learning, and curriculum in the Power Delivery Industry. Its commitment to the success of its students, graduates, and power and construction company partners is unwavering.  For students interested in pursuing a career in the Power Delivery Industry, or power companies seeking a partner to provide curriculum or instruction, NLC provides an unparalleled educational experience.

Founded in 1993, Northwest Lineman College educates more trade professionals in the Power Delivery Industry annually than any other educational institution in the United States.  NLC’s network of over 1,000 power and construction companies and industry manufacturers ensures that it remains at the leading edge of technology and industry advancement.  NLC has campuses in Meridian, Idaho; Oroville, California; and Denton, Texas, and has built campuses and curriculum under contract in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Tanzania, Africa.  Northwest Lineman College’s programs and curriculum educate over 3,000 trainees per year and it has more than 15,000 alumni around the world.



Northwest Lineman College Mission

Northwest Lineman College will be a dynamic, visionary, and leading training institution providing the benchmark level of education for electrical lineworkers and related occupations. Northwest Lineman College’s commitment to work with manufacturer’s, suppliers, utilities, and construction companies in the power delivery industry will be unwavering.