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The Anoka Technical College Construction Electrician program is designed to develop skills in the installation and testing of electrical fixtures. Students will study wiring, including blueprint reading, wiring code, electrical theory and wiring laboratory. Many graduates of this program join unions to complete their apprenticeship training.
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Salary Information:
Median Wage: $31.81 per hour
Top Earners: $49.69 per hour

Information provided is for Minnesota. See current data at careerwise.minnstate.edu.

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“I am extremely grateful to all of my classmates for helping give me the college experience that I wanted. My instructors and students were there to help support me every step of the way.”

Angie Norton '19
Construction Electrician

Program Details

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The Anoka Technical College Construction Electrician diploma is an 82-credit program designed to develop skills in the installation and testing of electrical fixtures. Students will study wiring, including blueprint reading, wiring code, electrical theory and wiring laboratory. Many graduates of this program join unions to complete their apprenticeship training.

  1. Work safely amongst others.
  2. Troubleshoot electrical circuits using proper technique.
  3. Design and install single family dwelling circuits to NEC standards.
  4. Design and install commercial and industry circuits to NEC standards.
  5. Design and install control circuits to NEC standards.
  6. Effectively follow verbal and written instructions.
  7. Identify code articles that pertain to the project.

Construction electricians work with electrical materials on construction and remodeling jobs.

More specifically, construction electricians plan, assemble, install and test electrical fixtures, apparatus and wiring that is used in both new and existing buildings.

Construction electricians must have a complete knowledge of electrical codes, theory, and materials in order to correctly install and troubleshoot all types of electrical equipment and controls as required for each type of building.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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The Construction Electrician Program is approved by the State Board of Electricity, the Twin Cities Joint Apprenticeship Committee, and many unions in the upper Midwest, including:  Local 110 (St. Paul), Local 292 (Minneapolis), Local 343 (Mankato), Local 242 (Duluth), Local 294 (Bemidji and Iron Range), Local 1426 (Fargo, East Grand Forks and Grand Forks), and Local 426 (Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Colorado and Kansas).

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Fall Semester 19
ELEC 1002  Electrical Theory I 6
ELEC 1021  Residential Wiring Lab I 5
 ELEC 1031  National Code 3
 MATH 1400  Algebra and Trigonometry 5
Spring Semester 18
ELEC 1062  Electrical Theory II  6
 ELEC 1081  Residential Wiring Lab II  6
 ELEC 1091  National Electrical Code II  3
 ELEC 1121  Electrical Heating and Air Conditioning  3
Summer Semester 8
 ELEC 1101  Power Limited 2
 ELEC 1110  Lighting 2
 ELEC 1130  Plan Reading 2
 ELEC 1142  Safety Principles/OSHA 2
Fall Semester 19
ELEC 2011  Commercial Wiring Lab I 5
 ELEC 2021  Motors and Controls I 2
 ELEC 2031  National Electrical Code III 3
 ELEC 2041  Three-Phase Electrical Theory 5
 ENGL 1107  Composition I (Goal 1&2) 4
Spring Semester 18
 ELEC 1108  PLC's for Electricians 3
 ELEC 2061  Commercial Wiring Lab II 6
 ELEC 2072  Motors and Controls II 3
 ELEC 2081  National Electrical Code IV 3
 SPCH 1200  Interpersonal Communications (Goal 1&7) 3

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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Brian Schelkoph
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Tim Simpson
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Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has identified the program curriculum as meeting the state education requirements for licensure reciprocity agreements between Minnesota and the states listed below. Therefore, if a student becomes licensed in Minnesota, they can become licensed in those states identified. Additional requirements may exist and include fees, applications or other state specific exams. For those programs where no determination has been made, additional research will need to be completed to make those determinations: http://www.electricianschooledu.org/state-by-state-licensing-guide/.

For questions, please contact Brian Schelkoph

For those states where the USDE identified the program curriculum as meeting the state education requirements for licensure reciprocity agreements between Minnesota and theses states. Therefore, if a student becomes licensed in Minnesota they can become licensed in those states identified (http://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/electrical-license-reciprocity). Additional requirements may exist and include fees, applications or other state specific exams. For those programs where no determination has been made additional research will need to be completed to make those determinations: (See individual state requirements)

List of states where the program curriculum meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

List of states where the institution has not made a determination: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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