Electrical Construction and Technology
- Award: Diploma
- Credits: 72
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIA Certified
About this Program
MCTC's Construction Electricity program will prepare you for a career in the construction electricity industry. You will learn to install and repair electrical wiring and systems in commercial, industrial and residential settings. You will learn electrical theory as you perform in a hands-on practical laboratory. You will make electrical connections; install different types of wiring systems used in the trade; and develop a strong basic knowledge of transformers, motors and control systems. MCTC's experienced instructors will give you extensive training in advanced motor control, conduit installation and bending techniques, and wiring. They also will emphasize special features of commercial electrical systems and show you how to use diagnostic procedures to determine what causes electrical failures. To participate in the program, you must have above average manual dexterity, be able to lift 60 pounds, have excellent mathematics skills and be comfortable with moderate heights. All program participants must purchase approximately $250 in hand tools. During the first year of the program, you will take the same courses as students in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program, which will give you valuable HVACR training. It also will give you the opportunity to complete both the HVACR and the Construction Electricity programs in just three years. For more information on the program and its requirements, contact Dean Weikle at 612-659-6427 or Tom Hiltner at 612-659-6411. Where You Could Work Electrical contracting companies Electrical supply companies Electrical power companies Property management companies Government inspection agencies
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403