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Electrical Construction Technology
Electrical Construction Technology AAS Degree (81 Credits)
The Electrical Construction Technology Program prepares students for a career as an electrician. The 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. Students will learn to apply knowledge to actual projects in the shop or mock-ups. 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).
After reviewing comparable Minnesota State college programs, this program exceeds 60 credits for one or more of the following reasons: national or international program certification, national or international standards including skill standards, standards recommended by a primary employer or multiple employers, national specialized program accreditation, state licensure requirements, and/or national practices or standards.
Accreditation Information: The Electrical Construction Technology Program is approved by MN Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155, (651) 284-5005, www.dli.mn.gov . Credit is given toward the state electrical license upon completion of this two year course.
The general education courses may transfer and are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).
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 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.
|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.