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Electricity - Technical Diploma

As a graduate of the one-year Electricity program, you're ready to work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. You're skilled in installing, maintaining, and servicing basic electrical equipment. Typical career opportunities include construction electrician and industrial maintenance technician. With additional education and/or work experience, you may also become an electrical construction supervisor, electrical engineering technician, journey-level electrician, electrical contractor, electrical maintenance supervisor, and voice data video installer. All credits from this program transfer to the Construction Management - Electricity associate degree.

Program Code: 314131
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Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $5,170, Books: $706, Supplies: $316

Total Approximate Costs
$6,192

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

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Follow Your Path

All credits in this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Construction Management - Electricity, 104551

Career Pathway Bridge available for students needing additional support to meet program entry requirements.

Delivery Methods

8 Week Advantage: This is an 8 Week Advantage program.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
  • Submit the following to transcripts@nwtc.edu: High school transcript (or GED/HSED transcript). College transcript.
  • If your cumulative GPA is below 2.6, complete or submit a placement evaluation.
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What will I learn?

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Electricity technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 31
  • Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Perform safe work practices.
  • Apply National and Wisconsin State Electrical Codes to electrical installations.
  • Install, maintain, and troubleshoot residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.
  • Perform diagnostic testing on electrical systems.
  • Apply basic calculations to electrical systems and installations.
  • Demonstrate the operation of AC and DC motors.
  • Install and troubleshoot basic motor control systems.
  • Interpret electrical diagrams.

What careers are in my future?

82%

Graduate Employment

with 71% in field

$35,824.65

Median Starting Salary

Source: NWTC 2019 Grad Outcome Survey

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Construction Electrician: installs and services conduit, wire, cable, and equipment in new and existing residential, commercial, and industrial structures.
  • Industrial Maintenance Electrician: installs, maintains, and troubleshoots motors, motor controls, lighting, and other electrical systems in an industrial plant.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Electrical Construction Supervisor
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Journey-Level Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Maintenance Supervisor
  • Voice Data Video Installer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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