ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE

PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE: 100%

ANNUAL AVERAGE SALARY: $58,810

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Experience Electrical Construction & Maintenance at Dunwoody

Dunwoody’s Electrical Construction & Maintenance program incorporates lecture instruction with hands-on application. Learn how to read blueprints, design basic wiring schematics, and use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). During your training, you will also learn about residential, commercial, industrial, and manufacturing electrical systems, including renewable energy and power limited technologies.

Our experienced instructional team will help you apply and install electrical systems. You will work with tools and materials of the electrical trade, including LEDs, a power conduit bender, electrical raceways, panelboards, and a power wire puller (tugger).

Courses include hands-on training in topics like:

  • Electrical theories
  • Wiring methods
  • Lighting, motor, and energy controls
  • Power generation
  • Electrical jobsite safety
Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Electrical Construction & Maintenance program include:
  • Training on solar and wind technologies including installation and site assessments, broadening your skills and your potential career paths.
  • An on-site house, providing you with real-world wiring experience in a construction setting.
  • An OSHA 10 construction training card to students who successfully complete 10 hours of OSHA 10 construction training. This card is accepted by electrical contractors.
  • Extensive study of the National Electrical Code (NEC), providing you with guidance on the safe installation of electrical systems set forth by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).
  • Field trips and guest speakers from renowned organizations, including apprenticeship programs, the Bakken Museum, and the Midwest Electrical Expo.
  • A Construction Expo and Tool Show, a construction-only career fair, which connects you with industry representatives and distributers.
  • Extracurricular student chapters like National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the only two-year technical college student chapter in the United States. Students can also participate in SkillsUSA, a national competition with electrical wiring and industrial motor controls contests.

The Electrical Construction & Maintenance major is approved by the MN Department of Labor & Industry as a two-year electrical program. Satisfactory completion of an approved two-year electrical program fulfills the one year’s experience credit allowance for a Class A journeyman electrician, power limited technician, or maintenance electrician license applicant according to part 3800.3520, subpart 5, items B, E, and I, and Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.33, subdivisions 2, paragraph (b), and 7, paragraph (b).

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