Program Number: 31-413-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid

Prepare for the State Electrical Apprenticeship program and enter a career in electricity with Moraine Park Technical College’s two-semester diploma in electricity.

About the Program

The Electricity program provides students with a strong foundation in general electrical concepts. Students gain skills in residential, commercial and industrial electricity. From analyzing electrical circuits to investigating theories and principles of renewable energy, this program provides students with a wide skillset and prepares graduates to enter the workforce and become an electrician apprentice.

What You'll Learn

Students in the electricity program gain hands-on training in reading blueprints, using trade-specific math, and understanding electrical code and theory. Students also review renewable energy theories and principals.

Graduates are skilled in applying electrical codes, evaluating electrical circuits, and installing electrical equipment in a residential, industrial and commercial settings. They are also prepared to explain and follow construction safety practices.

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Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
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) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) 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

Standard Admissions steps details

    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
    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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    Semester 1
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    413-350Beginning Electrical Concepts2
    413-355Residential and Commercial Wiring Concepts3
    413-360Introduction to National Electrical Code2
    413-361Intermediate National Electrical Code2
    413-363OSHA Job Site Safety1
    413-370Construction Trades Blueprint Reading2
    804-360Occupational Mathematics 12
    890-101College 1012
    Total 17
    Semester 2
    413-351Advanced Electrical Concepts2
    413-365Basic Motor Controls3
    413-380Industrial Wiring Concepts3
    413-385Electrical Fabrication2
    413-386Trends in Electricity1
    801-310Occupational Communication2
     - OR - 
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-118Intermediate Algebra with Applications4
    Total 17
    Total Credits34