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Experience Electrical Construction Design & Management at Dunwoody

As the only two-year electrical construction design and management program in Minnesota, Dunwoody provides you with skills necessary to tackle complex electrical construction projects.

Engage with industry leaders, tour active construction sites and unique facilities, and participate in national competitions! Through lab time, lecture, and co-curriculars, you will gain experience in collaborative design for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. You will also learn how to create an estimate, schedule, and manage an electrical construction project from start to finish.

Courses include topics like:

  • Motors, transformers and generators
  • Electrical control systems
  • Electrical installations and wiring
  • Drafting and designing
  • Lighting and low voltage systems
  • Power system analysis
  • Cost estimation
  • Project management

In your fourth semester, you will use everything you have learned to complete a comprehensive capstone project, which integrates all aspects of drafting, designing, estimating, and managing. Your capstone will then be presented to industry experts and leaders, who will help you take your project to the next level.

Because of the high demand for graduates in this field, most students interested in working in their field of study during college receive employment opportunities from electrical design firms or electrical contractors during their second year of the program.

Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Electrical Construction Design & Management program include:
  • Tours and site visits of locations like restaurants, stadiums, manufacturing facilitates, etc., introducing you to a variety of uses and solutions for electrical design.
  • Opportunities to present and pitch design proposals to working professionals, helping you learn industry standards and best practices from those actually in your field.
  • An OSHA 10 Construction Safety & Health training card to students who successfully complete 10 hours of OSHA 10 safety training. This card is recognized nation-wide.
  • Training on Accubid estimating software and Revit design software, which are widely used in industry.
  • Extensive study of the National Electrical Code (NEC), providing you with guidance on the design of safe electrical systems set forth by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).
  • Student organizations and chapters like National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the only two-year technical college student chapter in the United States. Students within the local NECA chapter also participate in the Green Energy Challenge, a national competition focusing on renewable power sources.
  • Access to electrical labs with all the tools of the trade–everything from voltmeters and multimeters to oscilloscopes, generators, motors, transformers. Students also lease a laptop with software needed for electrical design and estimating projects, including AutoCad, REvit, Accubid Electrical and McCormick Estimating.




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