Beginning July 1, 2023, all registration fees for ElectriCities conferences and trainings are due at the time of registration.

Advanced Underground School (ELT 212)

Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, NC  
Monday, April 24, 2023 - Friday, April 28, 2023   Add to Calendar Eastern Standard Time

Registration deadline April 10, 2023


The Advanced Underground School covers underground troubleshooting and associated equipment. Topics include safe working practices and procedures, fault locating, single- and three-phase enclosures, and URD procedures. Upon completion, students will be able to install enclosures and recognize and utilize equipment used in URD troubleshooting.


  • Cable Locating
  • Circuit Protection
  • Fault Indicators
  • Making of 600-Amp Equipment
  • Personal Protective Grounding Techniques
  • Primary Fault Finding
  • Reducing Underground Outages
  • Secondary Fault Finding
  • Transformer Changeout and Banking
  • Transformer Troubleshooting
  • Underground Switchgear

This school is not intended to certify an individual as outlined in (a) (2) (vii) of the 1910.269 Electrical Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Standard.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTSStudents are required to bring the following:

  • Required PPE (hard hat, work gloves, rubber gloves and protectors, ANSI Z87 safety glasses, work boots)
  • Side Cutter Pliers
  • Channel Lock Pliers
  • Lineman’s Hammer
  • Large Flathead Screwdriver
  • 12” Adjustable wrench
  • Ratchet wrenches ½”, 9/16”, 5/8”, ¾”
  • Hex Key set 3/16-3/8
  • Folding Fiberglass Ruler
  • Skinning knife
  • Lineman’s ratcheting wrench
  • Penta Star wrench
  • Voltage Meter
  • Rain Gear
  • FDR long-sleeve shirt(s)
  • Latest Edition of the APPA Safety Manual

Students are encouraged to bring a clean pair of shoes to wear inside the classroom.Students who are physically restricted to participate will be dismissed. Those with damaged or defective equipment will be dismissed.



  • Monday: 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.


  • Members: $799
  • Associate Members: $1149
  • Non-Members: $1699

PREREQUISITES: Basic Underground School

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a course is cancelled by ElectriCities, all registrants will be notified with a full registration fee refund. Participant Cancellation and No Shows: A non-refundable registration fee will be charged for cancellations after the deadline of April 10, 2023.

AFFILIATED PROGRAMS: This course satisfies Safety School requirements for the ElectriCities Underground Career Development and Apprenticeship (Level IV).

NASH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: This course is part of the Nash Community College Electric Line Construction Technology Degree program. Successful completion of the ElectriCities Advanced Underground School grants participants credit for Nash’s “Underground Line Construction II” (ELT 212).

INSTRUCTOR: Ross Whitehurst

Nash Community College  

522 N. Carriage Road
Continuing Education Building, Room 8265
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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