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 Diploma Overview

ProgramDegreeLength of ProgramDelivery Method
Electrical Construction & MaintenanceDiplomaTwo years (74 credits)On-campus


As a graduate of our Electrical Construction & Maintenance program, you will enter the workforce as a construction electrician apprentice and you’ll be equipped to work toward a journeyman or master electrician’s license. The construction electricity diploma opens a wide range of career opportunities for you, depending on your interests and skill level.

Employers are actively seeking talented young electrical students. The opportunities for employment are plentiful, and students who have graduated from NTC’s electrical program are working in various capacities all across the country. Related field advancement options include maintenance, sales, low voltage alarm services, data cabling and management.

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
INDT 1300Math for Trades3.00 or
 General Education Electives4
Total Credits74

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