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NCC Announces Electric Line Construction Graduates

Nash Community College Electric Line Construction students ended the semester on Thursday, December 9, 2021 with a pole climbing rodeo, career signing event and graduation ceremony.

The day began at 8:00 AM on NCC’s utility pole training field as Electric Line Construction students competed in a rodeo demonstrating their skills in protected grounding, climbing obstacles and injured worker rescue techniques while family, friends and faculty looked on. The students earned points for safety and were timed during the competition. Winners of the rodeo are Michael W. Thurman (First Place), Colby B. Carter (Second Place) and Jason M. Landvater (Third Place).

Nash Community College’s Electric Line Construction curriculum prepares students for line construction in rural and utility settings through laboratory and practical applications. NCC students master competencies including elements of electricity, overhead pole and electrical line construction, safety codes and applications, electric power system, transformer installations, and more. An emphasis on safety is embedded in Nash Community College’s program as students earn OSHA 10, Restricted Class A CDL, First Aid/CPR, Flagger and Dig Safe certifications during training.

Following the competition, students, family and friends attended a career signing event with employers. Students made commitments to begin their careers with utility companies and networked with the employers. A graduation ceremony was held in Brown Auditorium at 1:00 PM.

Congratulations to the following graduates which include Advanced certificate earners who have already been working in the field and returned for their advanced credential, students from NCC’s day academy and first night-time Electric Line Academy.

Electric Line Construction – Third Class Certificate Graduates
Adam J. Barnard, Goldsboro
Colby B. Carter, Rocky Mount
Travis W. Casper, Zebulon
Hunter Grimmett, Clayton
Jaxon R. Harrell, Merry Hill
Adam Nicholas Hedge, Raleigh
David T. Hendershott, Benson
Logan K. Johnson, Roanoke Rapids
Donovan P. Kempf, Rocky Mount
Colten L. King, Pollocksville
Milton T. Kivett, Kinston
Spencer E. Kuhl, La Grange
Jason M. Landvater, Elm City
David L. Larson, Lillington
Evan P. Morris, Tarboro
Nathan R. Reichel, Zebulon
Tyler A. Ross, Winterville
Mark P. Rowe, Kenly
Christopher J. Strickland, Dunn
Colby Thomas, Wake Forest
Michael W. Thurman, Clayton
Benjamin Vito, Wake Forest
Joshua K. Warriner, Wilson
Bryant G. Wheeler, Wilson

Electric Line Construction Technology Advanced Certificate Graduates
Randale Lee Bain, Williard
James J. Cozine, Goldsboro
Joshua Dunbar, Scranton
Branden K. Edwards, Margarettsville
Jason B. Hickman, Turbeville
Nathaniel A. Lucas, Lillington
Joshua L. Oxendine, Pembroke
Daniel C. Purvis, Dunn
Robert D. Shively, Belhaven
Robert K. Stallings, Hobbsville

Electric Line Construction Technology Third Class Certificate and Underground Certificate Graduates
Ryan B. Barnes, Roanoke Rapids
Anthony Jones, Roanoke Rapids
Jacob W. Rooker, Roanoke Rapids
Austen B. Swain, Tarboro
Christopher W. Harp, Henderson

Day and Night academies begin in January 2022. For more information about the program or enrollment, please call (252) 451-8206.