The program incorporates lecture instruction with application in a laboratory environment to equip graduates with trade knowledge and skills.
Instruction begins with the science of electricity and transitions to various facets in the construction and manufacturing electrical industries. Components of the program include wiring methods, controls, power generation, electrical schematics and blueprints, and electrical and job site safety. Students apply the National Electrical Code to electrical installations and maintenance work while developing critical thinking skills to solve problems and make decisions. Arts & Sciences courses complement the technical major providing technical reading and writing skills, analytic and scientific reasoning, and a global perspective.
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.
Apprentice Electrician; Maintenance Electrician; Manufacturing 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.
Mall of America; IBEW 292, 110
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov.