Commercial-Residential Electrician

Construction Technology

The Commercial-Residential Electrician program offers an opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in residential and commercial electrical service installation as well as a solid theoretical foundation. You are given the opportunity to acquire skills and training in alternating and direct current, National Electrical Code, electrical design, motor control principles and motor repair through classroom experience and a student building project that provides on-site activities.

Commercial-Residential Electrician graduates can seek employment with electrical contractors, private companies and other electrical construction, installation and maintenance employers. The employment placement record for graduates is exceptionally high (near 95 percent). This program is recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors, which awards apprenticeship credit to graduates.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 48
Locations: Calmar
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

$9,504*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,656*
Program Supplies: $500 - 700

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$22,331 - 74,109

Estimated annual salary range for Construction Technology graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Line Operator
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Commercial Residential Electrician Class Schedule

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
ELE:117 DC Theory (8 weeks) 5.0
ELE:118 AC Theory (8 weeks) 5.0
ELE:142 Electrical Materials Identification 1.0
MAT:744 Technical Math 4.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
COM:723 Workplace Communications OR 3.0
ENG:105 Composition I 3.0
ELE:107 Electrical Blueprint Reading 3.0
ELE:135 Electrical Installation 5.0
ELE:146 Commercial-Residential Lab 6.0
ELE:151 National Electrical Code I 3.0

Summer

CourseTitleCredits
Summer
ELE:152 National Electrical Code II 3.0
ELE:193 Motor Repair 3.0
ELE:196 Motor Control Principles 4.0

During term 1, students will complete a ten-hour OSHA training course online through Career Safe Online. This needs to be completed prior to the start of the spring semester, and a copy of the card needs to be presented to the instructor to continue in the program.

Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email: carlsonc@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 168
  • Location: Peosta
David Ferkingstad

David Ferkingstad
Electrical Program Instructor

  • Email: ferkingstadd@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.2256, ext. 243
  • Location: Calmar
Jeff Foster

Jeffrey Foster
Electrical Instructor

  • Email: fosterj@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.2256, ext. 244
  • Location: Calmar