The Electrician program is designed to provide entry-level skills and knowledge to perform electrical work in all types of electrical installations in accordance with the National Electrical Code. A student can specialize as a construction, industrial or maintenance electrician. Students will wire a variety of different labs that will expose them to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or maintenance electrical wiring. Second year students will wire the Carpentry II program house.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(20 Courses)
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
CNEL 1313 Circuits Lab I
CNEL 1314 Circuits Lab 2
CNEL 1411 Circuits 1
CNEL 1412 Circuits 2
CNEL 1513 Semiconductors
CNEL 1621 Digital Logic
CNEL 1800 Principles of Electricity
CNEL 1810 Basic Wiring Lab I
CNEL 1811 Basic Wiring Lab 2
CNEL 1820 National Electrical Code I
CNEL 2730 Motor Controls
CNEL 2805 Electric Motors Lab
CNEL 2820 National Electrical Code II
CNEL 2830 National Electrical Code III
CNEL 2870 Heating and Air Conditioning Controls
CNEL 2900 Transformers
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
Total Credits: 54  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 51 while the section is listed as having 54 credits.
Elective Courses
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
CNEL 2821 Industrial Wiring I
CNEL 2848 Advanced Residential Wiring Lab
CNEL 2850 Specialized Systems
CNEL 2910 Maintenance Programs
CNEL 2930 Planning and Estimating
ELEC 2731 Programmable Logic Controllers
Total Credits: 4  
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
(select 6 credits from the courses below)
Choose two of the following courses for a minimum of six credits:
Course Title Credits
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 110 Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics
MATH 116 Trigonometry
MATH 207 Statistics and Its Applications
Total Credits: 6  
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 8  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72