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Power Line Design & Staking


PLDS Level 3


D.O.T. Projects

Pole & Pole Top Component Loading

Insulation Loading

Cross-arm Loading

Underground System Design - Transformer & Service Loading

NESC Exceptions & Specifics

Conductor Sag & Tension

Mechanical Analysis

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Time & Location

June 3 - 28, 2024

Online/Self-paced, Flex hours

About this Course

The online version of the UTS Level 3 Power Line Design & Staking course covers the same topics as our classroom version.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Power Line Design & Staking, Level 1 & 2

Hours: 21    UTS CEUs: 2.1

In Level 3 Power Line Design and Staking, students will build on the foundation created in the prerequisite courses, Levels 1 and 2 and are introduced to underground line design. Attention is given to understanding how to apply the theories of line design to solve special problems. After completion of this course, participants will be able complete the layout and design of most overhead and underground projects. Students will also understand the physical loads on the distribution system and the associated hardware, read DOT projects, class poles, design for special guying situations, calculate sag and create a stringing chart, and estimate sag on uneven terrain. Course manual provided.

Course Materials

UTS will provide course handbook, and other miscellaneous worksheets and supplies required for this course. 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 current, 2023 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.


Worksheets: Students will complete exercises to demonstrate comprehension of basic engineering design concepts and calculations. Worksheets may be printed and included in the course packet and/or may be made available online. 


Quizzes: 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 taken online but will be proctored by utility/company manager or other assigned utility personnel.

Grading – Course is a Pass/Retake based on final exam score (70 or better). Weekly assignments and quizzes may be factored into final grade.

Certificates: Students will receive a certificate of completion (mailed) upon passing the course and will be ready for the Level 4 of the Power Line Design & Staking series. (See UTS Class Calendar for 2024 Level 4 course dates – or ask about hosting one at your facility)

Registration Deadline

Deadline for registration is May 24, 2024. Registrations will be confirmed via email, but participants are not guaranteed space in the class until payment is received. Thank you!


Cancellations/No Shows/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before May 24, 2024 are entitled to a full refund of their registration fee. Registrants who cancel after May 24, 2024 will not receive a refund, but participant substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by May 24, 2024 are responsible for the full registration. 

Registration & Price

Power Line Design & Staking - Level 3

June 3-28, 2024 - ONLINE

Important: When you SUBMIT this Registration Form, you will be taken to a course confirmation page. If you are not routed to this page, please contact us at: 404-890-5514, ext 105 or [email protected]


Pricing - $1,695/person


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