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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
CONE1100 Electrical Safety 1
CONE1102 Introduction to Electric Circuit Theory 4
CONE1104 Introduction to National Electrical Code 2
CONE1107 Introduction to Residential Wiring 3
CONE1108 Electrical Circuit Theory 4
CONE1110 Electric Motors and Generators 4
CONE1112 Residential Wiring 3
CONE1114 National Electrical Code 2
CONE1116 Conduit/Tool Applications 2
CONE1118 Electrical Services 3
CONE1122 Introduction to Electrical Materials 1
CONE1124 Introduction to Electrical Blueprint Reading 2
CONE1130 Electrical Blueprints 3
CONE2202 Heating/Cooling Controls 3
CONE2205 Introduction to Commercial Wiring 3
CONE2206 Introduction to Motor Control Applications 3
CONE2208 Programmable Logic Controllers 2
CONE2211 Electronic Motor Control 3
CONE2212 Commercial Wiring 3
CONE2214 Industrial Wiring 2
CONE2216 Motor Control Application 3
CONE2225 Transformers 2
CONE2248 Code Applications 2
MATH1000 Technical Mathematics 3

MNTC Electives ...


Elective Credits ...


Total Credits: 74


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 outcomes

1. Exhibit safety practices and procedures.
2. Interpret the National Electrical Code.
3. Apply principles necessary to install and control electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
4. Calculate electrical quantities.
5. Interpret blueprints.
6. Demonstrate professionalism and related soft skills.
7. Interpret electrical schematic and wiring diagrams.

Employment information

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.

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Program accreditation

The program is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Electricity as one year of credit toward students' journeyman's license. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.