Construction electricians work with electrical materials on construction and remodeling jobs.
More specifically, construction electricians plan, assemble, install and test electrical fixtures, apparatus and wiring that is used in both new and existing buildings.
Construction electricians must have a complete knowledge of electrical codes, theory, and materials in order to correctly install and troubleshoot all types of electrical equipment and controls as required for each type of building.
Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
The Construction Electrician Program is approved by the State Board of Electricity, the Twin Cities Joint Apprenticeship Committee, and many unions in the upper Midwest, including: Local 110 (St. Paul), Local 292 (Minneapolis), Local 343 (Mankato), Local 242 (Duluth), Local 294 (Bemidji and Iron Range), Local 1426 (Fargo, East Grand Forks and Grand Forks), and Local 426 (Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Colorado and Kansas).
The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has identified the program curriculum as meeting the state education requirements for licensure reciprocity agreements between Minnesota and the states listed below. Therefore, if a student becomes licensed in Minnesota, they can become licensed in those states identified. Additional requirements may exist and include fees, applications or other state specific exams. For those programs where no determination has been made, additional research will need to be completed to make those determinations: https://www.electricianschooledu.org/state-by-state-licensing-guide/.
For questions, please contact Brian Schelkoph
For those states where the USDE identified the program curriculum as meeting the state education requirements for licensure reciprocity agreements between Minnesota and theses states. Therefore, if a student becomes licensed in Minnesota they can become licensed in those states identified (https://www.dli.mn.gov/workers/electrician-or-electrical-installer/electrical-license-reciprocity). Additional requirements may exist and include fees, applications or other state specific exams. For those programs where no determination has been made additional research will need to be completed to make those determinations: (See individual state requirements)
List of states where the program curriculum meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.
List of states where the institution has not made a determination: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.