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      Video: Electricity

      Program Number: 31-413-1
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Technical Diploma (1 year)
      Campus: West Bend
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      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

      • $31,197

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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) 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details

      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


      Semester 1
      103-159**Computer 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 Safety Construction Trades1
      413-370Construction Trades Blueprint Reading2
      804-360Occupational Mathematics 12
      890-101**College 1012
      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 Program Credits and Institutional Requirements34

      Institutional Requirements

      ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      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.

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.