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).
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:
– Apprentice Electrician
– Maintenance Electrician
– Manufacturing Technician
Companies that hire our graduates include:
– Local Union 292 & 110
– Cal-Tex Electric
– Cedar View Electrical
– Hallmark Cards
– Andersen Windows & Doors
Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 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.