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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Electrical Power Distribution

Technical Diploma  |  31-413-2  |  1-800-547-2882


Steps for Admission

  1. Submit an application for admission located at
  2. Pay the one-time $30 application processing fee.
  3. Education Requirement – Applicants who did not graduate from high school, are not currently high school seniors, and did not receive an HSED or GED diploma must complete one of the Ability to Benefit (ATB) options to demonstrate college readiness. For more details, please review CVTC’s ATB Program information at

Once all the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

Additional Program Requirements

The following items must be completed prior to starting classes.  Applicants will receive the necessary forms along with dates for completion once they have been accepted into the program.

  1. Verification of valid driver's license
    1. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license throughout the duration of the program.
    2. CVTC may periodically check with the student to verify if she/he possesses a valid license.
    3. Once enrolled in the program, the student is responsible for informing the Electrical Power Distribution instructor on the next school day if a loss of license occurs.
  2. DOT (Department of Transportation) Medical/Physical Requirement form
    1. Physical exam is required to obtain CDL. Applicants are responsible for physical exam expenses. 
    2. CDL is required to graduate from the training program.

Physical Requirements

The following Essential Functions are provided here so that applicants to the Electrical Power Distribution program are aware of the physical requirements that are expected of persons working in the field:

  • Vision must be relatively normal in the event glasses are lost while on a pole.
  • Normal field of vision is required as work is done amid high voltage wires.
  • Relatively normal hearing is required as work is done with others in a safety-sensitive work environment.
  • Good balance is required as climbing, stooping, reaching, and crouching occur frequently in high places and in other hazardous surroundings. (Conditions or medications that might result in loss of consciousness or poor balance should be carefully considered.)
  • Long-term standing, lifting, pulling, and twisting with moderately heavy loads occur frequently, so good spinal integrity and motor capabilities are required.

Additional Information

  • Financial Aid – Information on financial aid availability, procedures, and deadlines may be obtained by going to the Financial Aid page or by calling 715-833-6200.
  • Transfer Credit – Applicants with postsecondary credits should submit an official transcript* to the Admissions Office at for evaluation and possible transfer credit.


*Official transcripts must be submitted directly to CVTC from the educational institution by USPS mail or other recognized mail service providers in a sealed envelope or from a digital credential service (i.e., Parchment) approved by CVTC.

Last Updated: February 22, 2024 @ 8:19 a.m.

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