Construction Management-Electricity Associate Degree

Program Code: 104551

The Construction Management - Electricity associate degree is designed to provide fundamental job management skills to those already working in the trade to advance their career in the construction field. Subject areas covered include managing construction costs, project and personnel management, site supervision, estimating, and project scheduling.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following technical diploma(s) apply toward this associate degree:
• Electricity, 314131


Employment Potential

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

Construction Project Coordinator: assists Project Coordinators, Project Managers and outside resources to provide on-site oversight, coordination, support and task completion for construction projects and repairs

Expeditor: coordinates the work of subcontractors and material suppliers

Assistant Superintendent: assists Superintendents with day-to-day operations on the construction site, scheduling, quality control, and sub-contractor coordination.

Assistant Construction Manager: works with construction and project managers to oversee the daily management, coordination, supervision and successful completion of projects

Trade Supervisor: organizes the overall construction of a particular trade on a job site, trains employees under his or her supervision, ensures appropriate use of equipment by employees, communicate progress on the project to a supervisor and maintains the employee schedule.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

• Superintendent
• Construction Manager
• Project Manager


Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to
• Completion of Electricity technical diploma or completion of approved construction-related apprenticeship in electricity or currently hold a Wisconsin Master Electrician credential.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIME Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Green Bay
Sturgeon Bay
Students following the study plan below will complete the Construction Management - Electricity associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...Students will utilize digital tools and resources to assess, explore, practice, apply, and evaluate both employability and learning skills. By establishing NWTC cultural values as hallmarks of success in academic, career, and personal settings the course encourages reflective, personalized development of a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of making wise choices. To maximize the return on investment, students should take this course in their first semester as it identifies key expectations (hidden rules) of higher learning and professional employment.
10-413-102 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL CODE 1 ...National Electrical Code, residential circuits, conductor sizes, branch circuits, box fill calculations, switch control, branch circuit overcurrent protection and calculations, and ground fault circuit interrupters.
10-804-301 VOCATIONAL MATH A ...This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and skills to apply the concepts of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, proportions, and percent to their career. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Arithmetic score greater/equal to 34 AND Rdg score greater/equal to 50; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 15 AND ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 15; OR preparatory courses-contact academic advisor 920-498-5444)
10-413-305 INTRO TO RESIDENTIAL CIRCUITS, electrical code applications, box selection, wire selection, wire terminations, single-point lighting control, multiple-point lighting control, receptacles. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1)
10-413-306 RESIDENTIAL CIRCUITS AND DESIGN ...ground fault circuit interrupters, arc fault circuit interrupters, layout and design, circuit determinations. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1; 10-413-305 Intro to Residential Circuits)
10-413-317 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY ...atomic structure, electrical quantities, Ohm's Law, magnetism, AC concepts. (Corequisite: 10-804-312, Math-Algebra/Trades)
10-413-307 RESIDENTIAL WIRING ...cable installation, small appliance branch circuits, special purpose outlets, multi-wire circuits, low voltage wiring. (Corequisites: 10-413-103, Residential Electrical Code 2; 10-413-306, Residential Circuits and Design)
10-413-314 DC CIRCUITS ...electron theory, electromotive force sources, voltage, current, resistance, power, Ohm's Law, series-parallel circuits and test equipment. (Corequisites: 31-804-312, Math-Algebra/Trades; 10-413-317, Fundamentals of Electricity)
10-449-112 OSHA 30 ...addresses OSHA 29CFR1926 rules and is approved by OSHA for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, and anyone involved in construction trades. Successful participants receive 30-hour card from OSHA.
10-413-103 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL CODE 2 ...National Electrical Code, residential circuit layout and design, small appliance circuits, special purpose outlets, service entrance equipment, calculations and demand factors. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1)
10-413-105 COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL CODE ...commercial building plans and specifications, computing electrical loads and branch circuits, emergency systems, raceways, conduit fill, power and lighting circuits, motor & appliance circuits. (Prerequisite: 10-413-103, Residential Electrical Code 2)
31-413-334 AC CIRCUITS ...AC theory, inductance, capacitance, impedance, series ad parallel AC circuits, AC power, power factor corrections, rectification of AC, diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers. (Corequisites: 31-413-314, DC Circuits, 31-804-312, Math-Algebra Trades)
10-413-303 INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS ...electrical symbols, wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, control logic, pilot devices, solenoids, relays, and time delay control. (Corequisite: 10-413-345, Industrial Code)
10-413-327 COMMERCIAL WIRING TECHNIQUES ...raceways and fittings, conduit bending, wire pulling methods, fastening systems, lighting and low-voltage wiring. (Corequisite: 10-413-105, Commercial Electrical Code OR 31-448-364, Marine Electrical Codes)
10-413-304 ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL ...motor starters, overcurrent protection, overload protection, motor branch circuits, starting methods, troubleshooting motor circuits, and an introduction to PLC's. (Corequisite: 10-413-303, Industrial Controls)
10-413-328 MOTORS/TRANSFORMERS ...magnetism, electromagnetism, transformers, DC generators and motors, AC single-phase and three-phase motors, and an introduction to AC drives. (Corequisite: 10-413-334, AC Circuits)
10-413-104 INDUSTRIAL CODE ...three-phase and single-phase systems, motor branch circuits, overcurrent and overload protections, power factor, hazardous locations, harmonics and National Electric Code. (Prerequisites: 10-413-102, Residential Elec Code 1; 10-413-103, Residential Elec Code 2; Corequisite: 10-413-105, Commercial Elec Code)
10-455-105 BUILDING MATERIALS IN CONSTRUCTION ...considers material properties, processes of manufacture, installation procedures and performance. Construction methods, building systems and products will be evaluated. Materials will be analyzed and classified based on the Construction Specifications Institute Master Format.
10-455-100 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION LAW ...explores the relationship between contract documents and the construction process including contractual relationships, legal roles and responsibilities, and contract types. Legal issues will be studied including regulatory issues, liens, bonds, insurance, and change orders and changed conditions. (Prerequisite: Completion of related technical diploma, registered apprenticeship or work experience)
10-455-102 PLANNING AND SCHEDULING ...students will learn how to plan, prepare and update construction project schedules in this course. We will learn how to define construction activities, determine activity duration, and assemble the activities into a logical construction schedule. We will learn to create and use bar charts and critical path schedules. Students are also introduced to computer-aided scheduling. (Prerequisite: Completion of related technical diploma, registered apprenticeship, or work experience; Corequisite: 10-455-105 Building Materials in Construction)
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
10-804-134 MATHEMATICAL REASONING ...This course provides an alternative pathway to earning credit for a college level liberal arts mathematics course. All college students, regardless of their college major, need to be able to make reasonable decisions about fiscal, environmental, and health issues that require quantitative reasoning skills. An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Arithmetic score greater/equal to 65 AND Reading score greater/equal to 50; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 15 AND ACT Reading score greater/equal to 15; OR prep courses-contact an academic advisor 920-498-5444)
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, problem solving, and conflict management.
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
10-455-101 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT ...focuses on the day-to-day activities of managing a construction project. Topics include the flow of project information, managing sources of risk, mobilization and organization of a project in the field, subcontractor management, and project close-out. (Prerequisite: 10-455-100 Contract Documents and Construction Law)
10-455-103 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING ...teaches students the basics of construction estimating with an emphasis on quantity takeoff procedures and pricing techniques for both detailed and conceptual estimates. Additional topics include types of estimates, estimating labor, materials, and equipment, and profit and overhead markups. (Prerequisite: 10-809-195 Economics, 10-455-102 Planning and Scheduling)
10-455-104 CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTIVITY AND COST MANAGEMENT ...this course is intended to teach the skills necessary for effective control of construction costs at the job site. We will study construction cost and apply principles and practices associated with cost awareness and production control to each element of the project. Cost control begins with the estimate and then continues through work and cost analysis, production scheduling, reporting, production control and ends with project evaluation. (Prerequisite: 10-455-102 Planning and Scheduling; Corequisites: 10-455-103 Introduction to Construction Estimating)
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 75; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND Eng greater/equal to 18; OR preparatory courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills score greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English score greater/equal to 16; OR preparatory course-contact an academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
10-809-196 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY ...the nature and variety of groups; inequality, race and ethnicity; family, population, social integration, and change; collective behavior; politics, economics, religion, education, and the effects of technology. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
Curriculum Note
. Students must earn a "C" or better in Math-Algebra Trades to enroll in College Mathematics.
. The credit for 10-890-101 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.
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

• Apply principles of personnel supervision.
• Define the methods, materials and techniques used in construction.
• Explain the relationship between contract documents and the construction process.
• Plan, prepare and update construction project schedules.
• Interpret construction documents to estimate basic construction costs.
• Define the roles, relationships and responsibilities of the participants in the construction process.
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of contract administration procedures and the communication methods used in their implementation.
• Control construction costs.


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