Construction Electricity Diploma
Locations: Moorhead, Wadena
Construction Electricity - Industrial Maintenance Emphasis Diploma
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.
The Construction Electricity diploma is a dual-track program which provides students with 2,000 hours toward their Minnesota Class A Journeyman while providing students the training necessary to be successful as an industrial electrician. Along with the construction electrician courses, students study hydraulics and pneumatics, industrial motor maintenance, advanced programmable logic controllers and advanced electronics. These courses provide students with a mix of theory and hands-on lab. This comprehensive program includes reading schematics and installing hydraulic/pneumatic systems, PLCs and industrial AC/DC drives. Students will get hands-on experience tearing down large industrial AC and DC motors, testing motor windings, proper bearing installation and maintenance, motor alignment and predictive maintenance techniques such as vibration analysis, infrared thermography and failure analysis.