Construction Electricity

  • Credits: 74
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

The Construction Electricity diploma program prepares students to build, install, maintain and repair electrical systems that provide heat, light, or power for residential, commercial and industrial structures.

Program Overview

The Construction Electricity diploma program prepares students to build, install, maintain and repair electrical systems that provide heat, light, or power for residential, commercial and industrial structures. Technical and general courses provide students with a mix of theory and hands-on application in classroom, lab settings, and job sites. This comprehensive program includes maintenance of electrical equipment, wiring methods, blueprint reading, material selection, programmable controllers, and the National Electric Codes.


The Construction Electricity program major prepares each graduate to enter employment as an apprentice who ultimately can earn a master electricians license. After completion of this comprehensive program, the construction electrician can assemble, install, and test wiring used in the electrical systems that provide heat, light, and power to residential and commercial buildings.

The employment outlook for electricians in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 35.5%, a very high growth career.

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Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CONE 1100 Elec Construction Safety 1
CONE 1102 Intro Elec Circuit Theory 4
CONE 1104 Intro to NEC 2
CONE 1107 Intro Residential Wiring 3
CONE 1108 Electrical Circuit Theory 4
CONE 1110 AC/DC Motors/Generators 4
CONE 1112 Residential Wiring 3
CONE 1116 Conduit/Tool Applications 2
CONE 1118 Electrical Services 3
CONE 1120 Electrical Blueprints 3
CONE 1122 Intro to Materials 1
CONE 1124 Intro Elec Blueprint Read 2
CONE 2114 National Electrical Code 2
CONE 2202 Heating/Cooling Controls 3
CONE 2205 Intro Commercial Wiring 3
CONE 2206 Intro Motor Control Applc 3
CONE 2208 Prog Logic Controllers 2
CONE 2211 Electronic Motor Control 3
CONE 2212 Commercial Wiring 3
CONE 2214 Industrial Wiring 2
CONE 2216 Motor Control Application 3
CONE 2225 Transformers 2
CONE 2228 Troubleshooting 1
CONE 2230 Load Management Controls 2
CONE 2238 Low Voltage Wiring 2
CONE 2248 Code Applications 2
CONE 2250 Special Topics/Projects 2
CPTR 1100 Computer Basics 1
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1
GTEC 1108 Internet Literacy Skills 1
HPER 1410 First Aid/CPR 1
MATH 1001 Technical Mathematics 3

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Program Specific Requirements

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 46
Arithmetic: 50

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Construction Electricity program is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Electricity as one year of credit toward students' journeyman's license.

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Program Faculty

  • Daniel Edman
  • Construction Electricity Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-8811
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Stan Kovarik
  • Construction Electricity
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
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