Program Details

Program specifics about earning a Construction Electricity Diploma at Northland.

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 the 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.

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.

Program Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will demonstrate proper safety practices and procedures at all times in the classroom, shop, and building sites as required by the construction electricity industry.
  2. Student will interpret the National Electrical Code accurately.
  3. Student will learn principles to install and control electrical systems properly and efficiently in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial buildings.
  4. Student will calculate electrical quantities correctly.
  5. Student will interpret a variety of blueprint designs accurately.
  6. Student will demonstrate professional workplace habits including punctuality, attitudes, behaviors, and craftsmanship expected of the construction industry.
  7. Student will demonstrate effective oral and written communications with all clients and customers with respect for diversity of culture, age and gender.

Employment Information

The Construction Electricity program major prepares each graduate to enter employment as an apprentice who ultimately can earn a master electrician’s 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.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. Northland has articulation agreements in place with the following schools:

Additional Program Resources

Tool quality- it is expected that students will purchase tools that are equal (or better) in quality to the professional line of tools offered by Klein Tools.


9” Linesman pliers
8” Thin nose pliers
10” Channel Lock Pliers (2)
8” Adjustable Crescent wrench
1/4 x 4” SB screwdriver
5/16 x 6” SB screwdriver
3/16 x 6” SB screwdriver
2 x 4” Phillips screwdriver
6 in 1 Tapping tool
Electricians knife
Claw Hammer
Conduit Reamer
Tool pouch
Bolt Cutter / stripper/ crimping tool
8” Slide cutting pliers
Torpedo level
Wire stripper / cutter
Auto Lock Tape Measure 25’ x 1”
GFI / Receptacle tester
Safety Glasses
Hex Key set
Clamp on Meter
Drywall saw
Voltage Detector – Non Contact
Scratch Awl
Fuse Puller

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