Graduates of the program start a career as drafters, designers, estimators, or project managers at engineering firms or electrical contractor companies. Students receive training in fundamental electrical theory and application; motors, transformers and generators; electrical control systems; electrical installations and wiring; electrical safety; drafting and designing power, lighting and low voltage systems; lighting calculations; power system analysis; cost estimation; CSI specifications; and project management.
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is studied extensively. Students learn to think like a designer, learning crucial problem-solving skills as they advance through the program. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical skills students learn as well as enhance oral and written communication skills, fundamental math skills and critical thinking ability. Students also complete a capstone electrical engineering/construction project that integrates and documents all aspects of drafting, designing, specifying, analyzing, estimating and managing.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Electrical Drafter; Electrical Project Manager; Electrical Designer; BIM Specialist; AutoCAD Technician
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact email@example.com.
Hunt Electric Corporation; Black & Veatch; Egan Companies; Gausman & Moore; Elliott Contracting Corporation
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.