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Electrical Construction Technology
Electrical Construction Technology AAS Degree (81 Credits)
The Electrical Construction Technology Program begins with basic principles and progresses to more technical information. The early part of the program includes D.C. theory, related math, National Electrical Code, shop skills and safety. Related subjects are scheduled throughout the program. A good mathematics background with one year of high school algebra or trigonometry is required.
Students will learn to apply knowledge to actual projects in the shop or mock-ups. Students will wire the house project, built as a student project by our building trades classes.
Students will receive training in A.C. and D.C. motor and generator theory, transformers, lighting, three phase systems, motor control, solid state, variable frequency drives (VFD) and programmable logic controls (PLC).
The Electrical Construction Technology Program is approved by Minnesota State Board of Electricity. Credit is given toward the state electrical license upon completion of this two year course.
Students are required to have completed ACCUPLACER with a minimum arithmetic score of 44 and a minimum reading score of 78. If ACCUPLACER scores indicate pre-college course work this must be done prior to starting the program.
After completing an apprenticeship, the graduate may be eligible to take the state examination for a journeyperson's license. A master electrician's license can be obtained after an electrician has worked for a number of years and gained further knowledge and skills. The Minnesota State Board of Electricity recognizes this program for credit towards the license. The electrical trade today is an ever-expanding industry that offers a wide variety of interesting work. The properly trained electrician will be called upon to wire buildings ranging from private homes to industrial plants. An electrician may perform maintenance work in industrial plants, office buildings, hospitals, or public buildings. Some electricians may specialize in particular fields such as motor rewinding, machine tool manufacture, appliance repair, or industrial controls. Students that graduated in May 2013 have found employment in the electrical industry or they have continued their education. Students that pursued a career in the electrical field, 100% have found work.Students that will be graduating in May 2014 are currently being recruited locally, regionally, and nationally. Electrical employers look to SCTCC to fill their electrical needs.
|MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications Oral||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications Written||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 4 Mathematics and Logic||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 6 Humanities||3 Credits|
|MNTransfer General Education Electives||3 Credits|
|Estimated cost for books and supplies:||$2,375|
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.