Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Electrical Construction & Maintenance is a two-year program that provides broad fundamental training in the principles used to install electrical equipment and the mathematics necessary to plan electrical systems. National electric code and theory are taught throughout the program.

The first year provides theory and practice in electrical and electronic basics. Studies include the use of diagnostic test equipment and troubleshooting techniques while performing "hands-on" laboratory exercises.

The second year begins with an in-depth study of residential and commercial wiring systems and lighting design. Hands-on exercises include conduit bending and installation, and lighting and control system installation. Following a thorough study of rotating machinery and power systems analysis, industrial wiring and motor controls are studied. Hands-on exercises include the planning, wiring and testing of motor control circuitry.

Male and female graduates of the Electrical Construction & Maintenance program will find employment opportunities as beginning electricians with electrical contractors, service shops, power companies, electrical industry equipment suppliers and industrial maintenance operations. After necessary experience and licenses have been obtained, positions may be available as managers, inspectors, supervisors, field representatives or as operators of individual businesses. Presently, two of the four years required for a Journeyman Electrician's license are awarded to graduates upon completing this program at NMCC.