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Electricity Technical Diploma

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Program Code: 314131

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.

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.

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.

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

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

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • 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.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Electricity technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
17
Second Semester
Semester Total
14
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.
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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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