Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Program Overview

Awards/Outcomes Credits Location
 Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology - A.A.S. Degree 81 cr. Rosemount
 Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology - Diploma 75 cr. Rosemount

Major Description

Designed to give students hands-on experience for entry-level positions in electrical construction, installation, operation and maintenance occupations, this program delivers technical courses in electrical/electronics theory plus the installation, maintenance, wiring, and testing of electrical/electronic apparatus and control devices through the application of the National Electric Code.

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Advisor & Instructors
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Jonathan O'Hara
Admissions Outreach Coordinator
Ronald Gruenes
Ronald Gruenes
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Michael Buck
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Donald Deutsch
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Bruce Harens
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Program Costs*

Electrical Construction & Maintenance
  Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology
A.A.S. Degree – 81 credits
Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology
Diploma – 75 credits
Tuition $175.95/cr. $175.95/cr.
Fees $21.45/cr. $21.45/cr.
Tools/Equipment $550 $550
Textbooks $1,400 $1,400
Grand Total $17,939.40 $16,755

Put Your Tuition on Ice!

That's right. Tuition will remain the same for the next two years, making your degree even more affordable. Learn more about the tuition freeze.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Work-Study & Student Worker Positions

Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings at College Central Network Services. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.

Financial Aid

Step 1: Apply now for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402

Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.

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Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Work Environment

Able to work indoors and out, electricians must be safety conscious and able to distinguish colors. They find work with electrical contractors, technology system contractors, registered employers who only perform electrical work in facilities they own or lease and manufacturers of electrical equipment.

Job Outlook

According to ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for electricians is expected to grow an astonishing 35.5 percent in Minnesota by the year 2020. This career is seeing very high growth complared to other careers. ISEEK: "There will be a need for about 6,260 new Electricians to meet market demand between 2010-2020. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth."

Salary Data

Potential Job Titles

  • Construction Electrician
  • Electrical Installer
  • Electrical Maintenance Worker
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Electrical System Specialist
  • Solar Installer

Gainful Employment Reports

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Transfer Options

Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. DCTC has articulation agreements in place for this program with the following schools:

Transfer To Degree Major Offered  
Minnesota State University Moorhead BS Operations Management View

Transfer Resources

TransferologyDo you want to see how your courses transfer to programs at participating colleges and universities? Add the coursework you've taken and use Transferology to find out how it might transfer to any of the participating schools in the Transferology network. Get an account and create a plan now!


Minnesota Transfer.orgMN Transfer.org Your official guide to a seamless transfer experience in Minnesota Higher Education.

Transferring to DCTC?

Whether you're a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or an international student or transferring from high school or a four-year university, DCTC will help you through the process. Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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News & Events

Electrical Construction & Maintenance

The Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student field trips and competitions as well as the accomplishments of our electrical construction instructors.

Electrical Construction & Maintenance News

Electrical Construction Events

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Clubs & Organizations

Electrical Construction & Maintenance

As a student in DCTC's Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the electrical industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.

Student Clubs and Organizations

DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment in the electrical construction field.

Innovative Engineers
The Innovative Engineers (IE) chapter at DCTC came about as a partnership with the University of Minnesota. Students in IE can apply their technical education to develop innovative solutions to global issues in third-world communities. IE built and tested a 1kW wind turbine on campus that can be used in communities both here and abroad to teach students how to design and build renewable energy technologies using local resources.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.

In 2012, DCTC fielded four national champions at the SkillsUSA National Championships at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. For more information about the competition, read "Students Dominate SkillsUSA Championships" in Real Magazine, a DCTC publication.

In 2013, DCTC fielded 17 students at the nationals who ranked in the top 15 in the nation. For more information about the competition, read "DCTC Students Rock at SkillsUSA Nationals" on DCTC News.

For a complete list of extra curricular opportunities at DCTC, visit our Campus Life page.