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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 74
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified
  • Emphases:
  • Electrician, Credits: 11
  • Industrial Electrician, Credits: 12

About this Program

This diploma program is designed to prepare the student to build, install, maintain and repair electrical systems that provide heat, light or power for residential, commercial and industrial structures. Courses provide students with a mix of theory and hands-on application in classroom and lab settings and at job sites. This comprehensive program includes maintenance of electrical equipment, wiring methods, blueprint reading, material selection, programmable controllers and National Electric Code.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Wadena 56482
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead 56560

Labor Market Information

  • Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers

  • Median wage: $33.65/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Electrician Helpers

  • Median wage: $12.94/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Carpenter Helpers

  • Median wage: $16.96/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Electricians

  • Median wage: $29.17/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Signal and Track Switch Repairers

  • Median wage: $30.06/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Construction Laborers

  • Median wage: $19.26/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529