Electrician-Construction

DIPLOMA, 74 CREDITS

Would you like to connect with a career that has constant demand for your skills and is recognized by both Minnesota and Iowa for work credit?

The Riverland Electrician-Construction Program is designed to train you either as an entry-level Electrician-Construction or Maintenance Electrician. Electrician-Construction assemble, install, and wire different types of equipment for residential, commercial and industrial installations. Work may include basic circuits, electrical motors and their controls, electronic controls, programmable logic controllers and variable frequency drives. Maintenance Electricians maintain, repair and replace malfunctioning parts and equipment, programmable logic controllers and variable frequency drives, usually in manufacturing or industrial plants. A solid background in math and good reading comprehension are important skills for applicants to this program.

Students gain hands-on, real-world work experience by participating in wiring a new house. This enables you to find solutions to on-the-job challenges under the guidance of expert instructors. You can look forward to an exceptional learning experience that combines classroom, lab settings and required general education classes with instructors that are Class A Master electricians in Both Minnesota and Iowa.

Location: Albert Lea
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Allan Henslin Chad Hacker


For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Electrician-Construction program page at riverland.edu.

Required Core Courses (66 credits)

ELEC1702 Theory I 4 CR
ELEC1703 Electrical Lab 2 CR
ELEC1705 Electricial Theory II 4 CR
ELEC1707 Electrical Safety 1 CR
ELEC1713 Construction Blueprint Reading 2 CR
ELEC1714 Conduit 3 CR
ELEC1715 Residential I 5 CR
ELEC1723 Residential II 5 CR
ELEC1728 NEC I 4 CR
ELEC1746 Power Electronics 3 CR
ELEC2701 Electric Motors I 3 CR
ELEC2702 Structured Wiring 2 CR
ELEC2703 Motor Controls I 3 CR
ELEC2706 Motor Controls II 3 CR
ELEC2710 House Wiring Project I (Rough-in) 0 CR
ELEC2711 House Wiring Project II (Finish) 0 CR
ELEC2717 Transformers 2 CR
ELEC2721 Industrial Wiring 2 CR
ELEC2723 Electric Motors II 2 CR
ELEC2745 PLC I 3 CR
ELEC2750 PLC II 3 CR
ELEC2780 Commerical I 3 CR
ELEC2785 Commercial II 3 CR
ELEC2790 NEC II 3 CR

General Studies Courses (8 credits)

BUSO1620 Introduction to Computer 2 CR
GSCL1270 Employment Search Skills 1 CR
GSCM1510 Workplace Human Relations 2 CR
HLTH1130 AHA CPR and First Aid Certification 1 CR
MATH1020 Technical Math I 2 CR