Learn to think like a designer and forge a career in the electrical construction industry. As the only two-year electrical construction design program in Minnesota, Dunwoody provides you with skills necessary to tackle complex electrical construction projects.
During your training, you will gain experience in collaborative design for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. 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.
Because of the high demand for graduates in this field, most students receive employment opportunities from electrical design firms or electrical contractors by their second year of the program.
Courses include topics like:
– Motors, transformers and generators
– Electrical control systems
– Electrical installations and wiring
– Drafting and designing power
– Lighting and low voltage systems
– Power system analysis
– Cost estimation
– Project management
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.
Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. Classes within this program are offered during the day. You can also go on to earn a bachelor’s completion degree in Construction Management.
Common Job Titles
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
– Electrical Drafter
– Electrical Project Manager
– Electrical Designer
– BIM Specialist
– AutoCAD Technician
Companies that hire our graduates include:
– Hunt Electric Corporation
– Black & Veatch
– Egan Companies
– Gausman & Moore
– Elliott Contracting Corporation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.