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Construction Electricity (Diploma)

The LLTC construction electricity program is certified by the Minnesota State Electrical Board, and courses are designed to meet the educational standards of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for a two-year construction electrician diploma. The learning experience includes both technical and general education courses taught through theory and hands-on practice. Students who complete this program, qualify for the on year's experience credit allowance for a Class A Journeyman Electrician, Power Limited Technician, or Maintenance Electrician License thru the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

63 Credits

General Education Courses (13 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
EDU 140 Professional Skills Development 3  
ITECH 100 Computer Applications I 3  
MATH 100 or MATH 140 Technical Math or Concepts in Math 4  
MATH 150 or Elective College Algebra (or higher) or General Elective

*College Algebra or higher is a Union Requirement
3  

Construction Electricity Required Courses (50 Credits):

Course Code Course Title Credits Pre-Req
ELEC 110 Introduction to Electrical Circuit Theory 4  
ELEC 114 Materials and Codes 2  
ELEC 116 Introduction to Residential Wiring 2  
ELEC 118 Electrical Circuit Theory 4  
ELEC 120 Residential Wiring - National Electrical Code 4  
ELEC 122 Electrical Services 3  
ELEC 124 Electrical Blueprints 2  
ELEC 208 Commercial Wiring I 4  
ELEC 208L Commercial Wiring I Lab 8  
ELEC 210 Industrial Wiring I 4  
ELEC 210L Industrial Wiring I Lab 8  
ELEC 212 Electrical Blueprints II 2  
ELEC 216 Motors and Controls 3  

Non-Course Requirement:

  CPR & First Aid    

EDU 140 (3 Credits)

Professional Skills Development

This course will cover skills necessary to succeed in college, including, but not limited to, study skills, learning styles, and money management. In addition, this course provides principles of effective writing for career and technical fields and experience in writing, speaking and communicating. This course is meant to reinforce student confidence and self-motivation in the academic setting. It will also provide the student with the chance to express his/her sense of indigenous identity.

ITECH 100 (3 credits)

Computer Applications I

This course will cover the basic use of computers. Topics include the history and impact of computers, computer systems, and an introduction to hardware and software applications, such as operating systems, e-mail, internet browsers, search engines, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics.

MATH 100 (4 credits)

Technical Math

This course presents basic mathematical topics as they are applied in a technical program. It includes a review of basic mathematical operations, and continues with the development of algebraic and trigonometric skills in a technical setting. Most concepts will be applied through course specific problems. Note: This course is not intended for transfer. Prerequisite: An appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test or MATH 093 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 140 (4 credits)

Concepts in Mathematics

This course includes operation of integers, solving equations, linear equations in two variables, introduction to descriptive statistics with analysis of single variable data, and a conceptual understanding and application of mathematics in everyday life. Prerequisite: An appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test or MATH 093 with a grade of C or better.

MATH 150 (3 credits)

College Algebra

This course includes algebraic concepts including linear, quadratic, rational and absolute value equations and inequalities; function notation; complex numbers; graphs of relations and functions including lines and parabolas. Prerequisite: An appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test or MATH 093 with a grade of C or better.

ELEC 110 (4 credits)

Introduction to Electrical Circuit Theory

This course is an introductory lab and lecture course and provides the student with the knowledge of electrical theory including, Ohm’s Law, complex circuits, inductive and capacitive circuits as they relate to the National Electrical Code.

ELEC 114 (2 credits)

Materials and Codes

This course covers the materials used in construction electricity and an understanding of the use of the National Electrical Code book and of how it applies to electrical applications on the job.

ELEC 116 (2 credits)

Introduction to Residential Wiring

This course covers a basic understanding of and the applied skills for residential wiring in compliance with the National Electrical Code.

ELEC 118 (4 credits)

Electrical Circuit Theory

This course provides the student with an understanding of complex RLC circuits, single-phase and three-phase transformer connections and calculations.

ELEC 120 (4 credits)

Residential Wiring – National Electric Code

This course covers branch and general circuits in residences. Topics include the calculation of various electrical cables, special and general outlets, calculations for service-entrance equipment, ground-fault circuit interrupters. Lab is included for practical application and skills building.

ELEC 122 (3 credits)

Electrical Services

This course covers requirements and installation of service entrance equipment. Topics included are service materials, installation procedures, meters, service and conduit sizes, panel types, bonding, grounding and over current protection.

ELEC 124 (3 credits)

Electrical Blueprints

This course covers the construction and design of residential buildings. Topics include terminology, different types of plans, symbols, specifications, and the requirements for installing electrical cables, special, and general outlets, based on the National Electrical Code.

ELEC 208 (4 credits)

Commercial Wiring I

This course introduces the student to the commercial aspect of the wiring industry, what the industry considers as commercial jobs and the basic knowledge needed to do commercial work. The math, material identification, tools used, and code references will be presented to the student.

ELEC 208L (8 credits)

Commercial Wiring I Lab

This course allows the student to utilize the tools, materials, and techniques used in commercial work. This class will be making field trips to commercial job sites to see how using these skills results in completed projects.

ELEC 210 (4 credits)

Industrial Wiring I

This course introduces the student to the industrial construction field. During the semester the student will learn to use the tools, materials, and techniques used in the industrial construction field. Field trips will be used to show students the results of the training they receive.

ELEC 210L (8 credits)

Industrial Wiring I Lab

This course teaches the student to use the tools, materials, and techniques to build industrial electrical systems in the class room. Field trips will be used to show the student how the systems are used on the actual projects in the field. Control systems will be demonstrated during the semester.

ELEC 212 (2 credits)

Electrical Blueprints II

This course introduces the use of blueprints associated with the commercial construction field. Students will utilize prints and specification books from actual projects to see how commercial jobs are completed using a blueprint.

ELEC 216 (3 credits)

Motors and Controls

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and control devices involved in industrial motor control. Emphasis is placed on developing a theoretical foundation of industrial motor control devices. Topics include principles of motor control, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, and Article 430 N.E.C.