Dunwoody Electrical Construction Design & Management

Dunwoody’s Electrical Construction Design & Management program provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to create estimates, develop schedules, and effectively manage complex electrical construction projects from start to finish.

Tour active construction sites and unique facilities, engage with industry leaders, and participate in national competitions—all of which will introduce you to a variety of uses and solutions for electrical design.

The program integrates all aspects of electrical drafting, designing, estimating, and managing. Presentations to industry experts and leaders help you to better learn industry standards and best practices from those in your field.

Software you will use includes a suite of programs you will find out in industry, including AutoCAD, Revit, Accubid Electrical, Visual 3D, and Navisworks. And extensive study of the National Electrical Code (NEC)—set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)—will guide you on how to design electrical systems that are safe, reliable, and code compliant.

An OSHA 10 Construction Card is offered to students who successfully complete the required 10 hours of training. This card is widely accepted by most electrical contractors in the US.

Because of the high demand for graduates in this field, most students interested in working in their field of study during college receive employment opportunities from electrical design firms or electrical contractors during their second year of the program.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

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A life-changing experience

” Dunwoody was the single most transformative experience of my life. The connections I made here are the most fruitful I’ve ever had. I couldn’t be prouder to be a Dunwoody alum. “

Jessica Hart

’18 Electrical Construction Design & Management

Class topics include:

  • Electrical circuits and power system analysis
  • Transformers, generators, and distribution equipment
  • Drafting, designing, and BIM modeling
  • Electrical installations and wiring
  • Drafting and designing
  • Lighting and low voltage systems
  • Power system analysis
  • Cost estimation
  • Project management

View Program Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Electrical Construction Design & Management

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Hunt Electric Corporation
  • Xcel Energy
  • Egan Companies
  • Gausman & Moore
  • Steen Engineering
  • Parsons

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Electrical Project Manager
  • Electrical Designer
  • Electrical Estimator
  • Electrical Drafter
  • BIM Specialist

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • National Electrical Contractors Association Student Chapter (NECA)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Government Association (SGA)

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Facilities

Electrical Design Lab

Work in an open concept lab space designed to foster collaboration and learning.

  • Plotter for printing construction drawings
  • Monitors for two-screen operations
  • Multimedia wall
  • Collaborative conference and presentation practice space

AC/DC Electrical Lab

Learn how circuits work by testing the theories of electricity and magnetism.

  • Various electronic components – diodes, capacitors, LEDs
  • Circuit elements such as switches, transformers, inductors, and contactors
  • Experiment with multiple power sources of various voltage and frequency
  • Test and measure circuits with analog and digital multi-meters, voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeters and galvometers