The Electrical Construction & Maintenance program prepares students for work installing and maintaining systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Courses include a mix of theory and hands-on lab applications.

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Associate of Applied Science Overview

ProgramDegreeLength of ProgramDelivery Method
Electrical Construction & MaintenanceAssociate of Applied ScienceTwo years (82 credits); Dependent upon completion of general education credits, including one Math course (Goal Area 4) On-campus

Minnesota Transfer Credits earned through the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at NTC will transfer for graduates wishing to further their education.

“In the introduction labs and lectures, you learn how to build mockups, bend conduit and take measurements just like you would on the job. They even give you obstacles to go through that you would likely experience on a job site.”

— Russell Mason (Electrical Construction student)

Degree Requirements

The program includes courses in wiring practices, electrical theory, National Electrical Code application, programmable controllers, and troubleshooting. 

Course #Course NameCredit
CONE 1102Basic Electrical Circuit Theory5.00
CONE 1104Intro to NEC2.00
CONE 1106Wiring I5.00
CONE 1114National Electrical Code2.00
CONE 1115Electrical Blueprint/Estimating2.00
CONE 1119Wiring II6.00
CONE 1130Construction Safety & Tools2.00
CONE 1300Electrical Safety2.00
CONE 1400A.C. Circuits and Transformers3.00
CONE 2000Industry Career Skills1.00
CONE 2100Instrumentation Process Control2.00
CONE 2106Wiring III5.00
CONE 2107Wiring IV5.00
CONE 2114National Electrical Code II2.00
CONE 2200Building Automation3.00
CONE 2210Electronic Motor Control2.00
CONE 2226Motor Control Lab4.00
CONE 2242Alternative Energy Methods2.00
CONE 2248Code Applications2.00
CONE 2300Programmable Logic Controllers3.00
CONE 2400Adv Programmable Logic Controllers2.00
CONE 2600Grounding and Bonding2.00
CONE 2800Capstone3.00
MATH 1110College Algebra3.00 or
MATH 1200Mathematics of Business and Industry3.00 or
MATH 1930Introduction to Mathematical Sciences3.00 or
MATH 2200Statistics4.00
 General Education Electives12
Total Credits82

Program Skills

  • Exhibit safety practices and procedures
  • Interpret the National Electrical Code
  • Apply the principles necessary to install wiring
  • Calculate electrical quantities
  • Interpret blueprints related to building, mechanical, and electrical systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and skills associated with the electrical industry
  • Demonstrate professionalism and related soft skills


Gwen Oster
Electrician Faculty
Office: BMD 132B
(218) 333-6635

Peter Thul
Electrician Faculty
Office: BMD 132C
(218) 333-6634