Electrical Construction Technology AAS (81 Credits)

Career Opportunities

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.

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Suggested Technical Studies Semester I
ELEC1502 Wiring and Materials I 5 Credits
ELEC1510 National Electrical Code I 2 Credits
ELEC1518 Applied Electrical Principles & Formulas 5 Credits
ELEC1523 Drafting Blueprint Reading and Specification 4 Credits
Suggested Technical Studies Semester II
ELEC1506 Wiring and Materials II 5 Credits
ELEC1515 National Electrical Code II 3 Credits
ELEC1526 Applied Electrical Principles & A.C. Fund. 5 Credits
ELEC1530 Electric Heat 2 Credits
ELEC1534 Safety, Certifications and Skills 3 Credits
Suggested Technical Studies Semester III
ELEC1538 Industry Skills Development 1 Credits
ELEC2502 Residential Wiring I 2 Credits
ELEC2510 National Electrical Code III 2 Credits
ELEC2519 Commercial Wiring 3 Credits
ELEC2520 Commercial Lighting 2 Credits
ELEC2522 AC Motor Control I 3 Credits
ELEC2538 Transformers, Three Phase Systems, and Formulas 3 Credits
Suggested Technical Studies Semester IV
ELEC2506 Residential Wiring II 2 Credits
ELEC2514 National Electrical Code IV 2 Credits
ELEC2526 A.C. Motor Control II 4 Credits
ELEC2532 Solid State & PLC Controls 3 Credits
ELEC2534 Industrial Systems 3 Credits
ELEC2540 Low Voltage Systems 1 Credits
EMSC1420 AHA Heartsaver CPR and First Aid 1 Credits
General Education
MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications Oral 3 Credits
MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications Written 3 Credits
MNTC Goal Area 6 Humanities 3 Credits
MNTC Goal Area 4 Mathematics and Logic 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.