Groundman Apprentice Essential Skills School

Groundman Apprentice Essential Skills School

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Friday, April 26, 2024 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

Groundman Apprentice Essential Skills School

Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative, McGregor, TX   Visit Website
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - Friday, April 26, 2024   iCalendar Central Standard Time


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to electrical theory; a basic overview of distribution system apparatuses and their function; proper voltage and rotation checks and use of a multimeter; the basics of pole framing and size and wire types and sizes; the fundamentals of personal protective equipment; instruction on knot tying and rope splicing; and information on hazards associated with energized electrical circuits.

Course Schedule

Course begins at 8 a.m., Tuesday, April 23 and ends at noon, Friday, April 26

Heart of Texas EC, 1111 South Johnson Drive, McGregor 7665

Section 1: Electrical Theory

Section 2: Multimeters—How To Use Them

Section 3: Apparatuses—Reclosers, Fuses, Sectionalizers, Transformers, Regulators, Capacitors and Meters

Section 4: Hazardous Conditions on Electric Circuits

Section 5: Basic PPE and Safety Context

Section 6: Poles

Section 7: Wire and Cable

Section 8: Ropes

Each participant should bring

Knife to cut rope     Work gloves

To register for an event, you will first be prompted to sign in or create a new online account.

Registration cancelation policy: All changes or cancelations must be made by email to No refunds will be issued for cancelations made fewer than 15 days before the event. Cancelations made more than 15 days before the event will receive a full refund, minus a $50 charge per student or substitution.


Suggested Places To Stay: Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel room reservations.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Gatesville 2904 South Texas Hwy 36 Gatesville 76528 (254)404-9121


You can view all invoices online on TEC's website at to print or download the items needed.
After you log into the TEC website follow the steps below.
Click “View My Account”
Click on “Invoices”
Search/View my invoices will allow you to view the invoices.


Contact: Tami Knipstein, Loss Control Program Coordinator (512) 486-6271,,