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Troubleshooting School

Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, NC  
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - Friday, June 23, 2023   Add to Calendar Eastern Standard Time

Registration deadline June 6, 2023


The overall goal of the Troubleshooting School is to practice a variety of troubleshooting scenarios and solutions while complying with requirements set forth by OSHA 1910.269 and the APPA Safety Manual, 16th Edition (2017), and OSHA FactSheet on Chain Saw Safety.


  • When a Call Comes In
  • Multimeters
  • Fault Circuit Indicators (FCI)
  • Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Switching Procedures
  • The affect animals have on systems
  • Weather-related Outages
  • Fuse Coordination
  • Electric Meters and Meter Bases
  • Emergency Outages
  • Lineworker Perspective on Emergency Tree Trimming
  • Service Saver
  • Troubleshooting Overhead & Underground Systems
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Safety Hazards

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
  • Rain Gear
  • Bucket Harness and Lanyard
  • 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.– 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.


  • Members: $699
  • Associate Members: $999
  • Non-Members: $1549

PREREQUISITES: Basic Underground School and Intermediate Lineworker 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 June 6, 2023.

INSTRUCTOR: Ross Whitehurst

Nash Community College  

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

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