Dunwoody Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Dunwoody’s Electrical Construction & Maintenance program helps you find your passion—and your field—within the electrical industry.

Throughout your training, you will explore career paths in residential, commercial, industrial, and manufacturing electrical systems, including renewable energy and power limited technologies.

Design basic wiring schematics, learn how to read blueprints, train on solar and wind technologies, and experience field trips and guest speakers from leading companies and organizations.

Instruction comes from experienced, industry-expert faculty, who are dedicated to helping you launch into a great career. And study of the National Electrical Code (NEC)—set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)—will provide you with skills and knowledge necessary to install 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.

The Electrical Construction & Maintenance major is approved by the MN Department of Labor & Industry as a two-year electrical program.

Satisfactory completion of an approved two-year electrical program fulfills the one year’s experience credit allowance for a Class A journeyman electrician, power limited technician, or maintenance electrician license applicant according to part 3800.3520, subpart 5, items B, E, and I, and Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.33, subdivisions 2, paragraph (b), and 7, paragraph (b).

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

Class topics include:

  • Electrical theories
  • Wiring methods
  • Lighting, motor, and industrial controls
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical circuits
  • Electrical jobsite safety

View Program Requirements

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

College Catalog: Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Student Testimonial

Brynn Pavlica’s Path to Dunwoody

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • IBEW Local Union 292 & 110
  • Cal-Tex Electric
  • Cedar View Electric
  • Laketown Electric

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Power Limited Technician
  • Solar Installer

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

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Facilities

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

Renewable Energies Lab

Learn about renewable energies, including solar and wind. Install and commission solar and wind equipment and learn about energy management.

  • 400 watt wind generator
  • Wind and solar trainers, solar tracking trainer, solar shading calculators
  • On-site battery storage
  • Benders, cutters, reamers, and other tools used in installing solar/wind power generation units

Electrical House

Learn how to wire everything in a residential unit by completing projects in our three-story house, including installing an electrical service panel.

  • Wire switches and lights
  • Residential equipment such as water heater, A/C units, and electrical panels
  • Building controls such as fire, security, access, and lighting

Commercial/Industrial Electrical Lab

Gain wiring experience for commercial and industrial applications, including interior and exterior settings

  • MC, EMT, IMC, PVC, wiremould, surface raceway
  • Tools used in commercial/industrial settings such as power benders, cutters, reamers, and tuggers
  • Equipment for installing various types of luminaires (lighting fixtures) and for completing lighting calculations and measurements
  • Equipment for installing single phase and three phase transformers and panel boards for commercial applications

PLC and Motors Lab

Explore the manufacturing side of electricity in our new Seiman’s PLC Laboratory.

  • Program VFDs, HDMi, LAN modules to control signals, sensors, and motors
  • Hardwire industrial controls, motors, starters, and transformers