Electricity video

Program Number: 31-413-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus*: West Bend

Program Description

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 Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $28,206

Approximate Costs

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • 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).

Career Opportunities

  • Apprentice Commercial Electrician
  • Apprentice Industrial Electrician
  • Apprentice Residential Electrician

Admission Process

  • 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.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

Gainful Employment

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.

Gainful Employment Data

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
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
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 17
Term 2
413-351 Advanced Electrical Concepts 2
413-365 Basic Motor Controls 3
413-380 Industrial Wiring Concepts 3
413-385 Electrical Fabrication 2
413-386 Trends in Electricity 1
804-113 College Technical Mathematics 1A 3
801-310 Occupational Communication 2
 - OR - 
801-136 English Composition 1 3
Total 16
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 33

Exit Assessment

A Program Assessment Checklist is an exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** 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.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

Note: Students must purchase a tool kit for this program.

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