M State's Electrical Technology program trains students for entry-level careers in the electrical industry, providing hands-on coursework and background in electrical theory. Graduates are in demand throughout the region, with placement rates of 98 percent in 2016 and 100 percent in 2017.
The 74-credit diploma program is taught on our Moorhead and Wadena campuses and is designed to prepare students to build, install maintain and repair the electrical systems that provide heat, light and power to residential, commercial and industrial structures.
The program includes instruction in the maintenance of electrical equipment, wiring methods, blueprint reading, material selection, programmable controllers and the National Electric Code.
An advisory board comprised of local and regional industry members reviews our curriculum, ensuring that students learn the skills needed by employers. Students who complete the program will receive one year of credit toward their state licensure in Minnesota and in North and South Dakota.
Here's what you'll learn
- Electrical industry safety practices and procedures
- National Electrical Code
- Installation and control of electrical systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings
- Calculation of electrical quantities
- Interpretation of blueprints
- Interpretation of electrical schematic and wiring diagrams
Visit our sponsorships site for information about the availability of sponsorships or scholarships to support students enrolled in this program.