Moraine Park’s Electricity program provides students with the concepts of and extensive hands-on training in general electrical applications. Coursework develops basic knowledge and skills in residential, commercial and industrial electricity to prepare them for a career path in any of the three areas. In addition, students learn trade-specific mathematics, safety, electrical code, electrical theory, construction trades blueprint reading, basic programmable logic controls, and will investigate the theories and principals of renewable energy and conservation.
The program is designed to help graduates enter the State Electrical Apprenticeship program through the Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Graduates are also prepared for employer-sponsored training programs.
Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates
- $122.20 per credit (resident)
- $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Analyze electrical circuits mathematically.
- Apply electrical codes.
- Demonstrate use of test instruments.
- Evaluate electrical circuits using meters.
- Explain and follow construction safety practices.
- Install electrical equipment in a commercial setting.
- Install electical equipment in an industrial setting.
- Install electrical equipment in a residential setting.
- Investigate the various theories and principles of renewable energy and conservation.
- Program a basic programmable logic control (PLC) circuit.
- Use blueprints to evaluate construction work.
- Wire a basic circuit to a programmable logic control (PLC).
- Apprentice Commercial Electrician
- Apprentice Industrial Electrician
- Apprentice Residential Electrician
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Meet with Admissions to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.
|Placement rates in related field||93% (based on 18 responses)|
|On-time completion rate||50%|
|Median student loan debt||$0|
|Department of Labor National Job Classifications||
49-2098.00 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|413-350||Beginning Electrical Concepts||2|
|413-355||Residential and Commercial Wiring Concepts||3|
|413-360||Introduction to National Electrical Code||2|
|413-361||Intermediate National Electrical Code||2|
|413-363||OSHA Safety Construction Trades||1|
|413-370||Construction Trades Blueprint Reading||2|
|804-360||Occupational Mathematics 1||2|
|413-351||Advanced Electrical Concepts||2|
|413-365||Basic Motor Controls||3|
|413-380||Industrial Wiring Concepts||3|
|413-386||Trends in Electricity||1|
|804-113||College Technical Math 1A||3|
|- OR -|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||33|
A Program Assessment Checklist is an exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
Note: Students must purchase a tool kit for this program.