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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-413-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Electricity Diploma


Learn skills needed for entry-level electrician positions in industry and the building trades. This program does not substitute for an electrical apprenticeship, but does offer you the basic knowledge needed to begin working for some electrical contractors.

Some graduates use the training as a step toward an electrician apprenticeship.

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

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Help keep the power on – this program prepares you for entry-level electrical line worker positions in industry. Although completion of this program does not substitute for an electrical apprenticeship, it does offer the basic knowledge needed to begin working for some electrical utilities, contractors and in related trades.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ELECTY-308 Basic Skills for Electrical Wiring ‡ 2
(1) ELECTY-310 Cable Wiring ‡ 2
(1) ELECTY-312 Electrical Raceway Installation ‡ 2
(1) ELECTY-340 Electrical Code Fundamentals 1 ‡ 2
(1) ELECTY-378 Construction Blueprint Reading ‡ 1
(1) ELECTY-392 Principles of Electricity
(or) ELECTY-390 Principles of Electricity 1 and ELECTY-391 Principles of Electricity 2
(2) ELECTY-314 Electrical Service Installation ‡ 1
(2) ELECTY-328 Electric Motor Control Wiring ‡ 2
(2) ELECTY-341 Electrical Code Fundamentals 2 ‡ 1
(2) ELECTY-382 Electrical Equipment Circuit Analysis ‡ 1
(2) ELECTY-384 Electrical Design and Estimating ‡ 1
(2) ELECTY-386 Solid State Devices ‡ 2
(2) ELECTY-394 Electrical Apparatus ‡ 4
(2) ENG-340 Workplace Communication 2

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Apply electrical theory
  • Install electrical equipment in a residential setting
  • Install electrical equipment in a commercial setting
  • Analyze industrial equipment

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.

Some graduates use the training as a step toward an apprenticeship, either as a construction electrician or industrial maintenance electrician.

Possible Careers

Electrician (Entry Level)
Construction Electrician Apprentice
Industrial Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
Electrician’s Helper
Electrical Inspector
Wholesale Electrical Parts Distribution
Industrial Control Panel Wireman (Entry Level)
Manufacturing Electrical Assembler
Manufacturing Electrical Testing (Entry Level)
Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
Maintenance Electrician Helper
Solar Installation Technician (Entry Level)
Junior Level Electrical Estimator
Wholesale Electrical Parts Sales
Wind Turbine Technician (Entry Level)
Utility Line Locator Technician
Electrical Material Handler
Communications Installer – Residential/Commercial Buildings
Railroad Signals Technician

This program is being developed as a Career Pathway. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Admission Requirements

Ability to drive and a valid driver’s license.


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Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-8901, mctpathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020