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Electricity
Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 31-413-1


For Information
: 414-297-MATC

Overview — This two-semester program focuses on preparing you for entry-level electrician positions in industry and the building trades. Completion of this program does not substitute for an electrical apprenticeship, but does offer you the basic knowledge needed to begin working for some electrical contractors. MATC also offers a certificate program, Construction Electricity, that concentrates on residential electrical construction.


Career Outlook
— Industry requires electricians to install and repair industrial equipment, and perform normal building maintenance. The construction electrical field needs electricians for new construction, and to repair and remodel existing buildings. In both the maintenance and construction electrical fields, the electrician may be involved in wiring heating and lighting circuits, and the power circuits of machines and equipment. Positions available to graduates of the program include electrician’s helper and wholesale electrical parts distribution worker.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Use basic meters to check electrical circuits
  • Do basic calculations relative to circuit loading and wire size
  • Perform associated mechanical operations, such as conduit bending and wiring
  • Read electrical blueprints and interpret electrical code
  • Communicate using written and oral means


Preparation for Admission
— The following are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Skills and aptitudes necessary for success in the program are normal physical strength, good manual dexterity, and the ability to climb without fear of heights. Normal vision, including color perception, is important.


Future Opportunities — Some graduates use the training as a stepping-stone to an apprenticeship, either as a construction electrician or industrial maintenance electrician.

 

Possible Careers:
Electrician
Electrician’s Helper
Construction Electrician Apprentice
Industrial Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
Wholesale Electrical Parts Distribution


Related Program:
Electrical Power Distribution

 

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2013-14.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

 

ELECTY-308

Basic Skills for Electrical Wiring ‡

2

 

 

ELECTY-310

Cable Wiring ‡

2

 

 

ELECTY-312

Electrical Raceway Installation ‡

2

 

 

ELECTY-340

Electrical Code Fundamentals 1 ‡

2

 

 

ELECTY-378

Construction Blueprint Reading ‡

1

 

 

ELECTY-392

Principles of Electricity

5

 

 



OR ELECTY-390 Principles of Electricity 1 and ELECTY-391 Principles of Electricity 2

 

 

 

 


ELECTY-314


Electrical Service Installation ‡


1

 

 

ELECTY-328

Electric Motor Control Wiring ‡

2

 

 

ELECTY-341

Electrical Code Fundamentals 2 ‡

1

 

 

ELECTY-382

Electrical Equipment Circuit Analysis ‡

1

 

 

ELECTY-384

Electrical Design and Estimating ‡

1

 

 

ELECTY-386

Solid State Devices ‡

2

 

 

ELECTY-394

Electrical Apparatus ‡

4

 

 

ENG-345

Communications 1

1

 

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations

1

 

 

       

TOTAL CREDITS: 28

 

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated July 2013.