Electrical Technology

Prepare for a high-demand career in the electrical industry as a student in M State's Electrical Technology program.


WDS iconM 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 Electrical 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, North Dakota 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