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Construction Electrician-Electricity - Technical Diploma

As a graduate of the one-year Construction Electrician 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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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.


  • Day
  • Full-time

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.

Program Availability

A waitlist often forms for this program. Learn more about program waitlists.

What are my courses?


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

Total Credits 32
  • 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.
  • Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-413-XXX courses.
  • Students must earn a "C" or better in 31-804-304 Vocational Math A

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?


Graduate Employment

with 92% in field


Median Starting Salary

Source: NWTC Graduate 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.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.

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Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.