Electrical Maintenance

Electrical Maintenance and Construction

Credits Required for Graduation: 74

Program Description

The Electrical Maintenance program is unique in that it covers an array of employment opportunities in the electrical field. Electrical maintenance workers understand electrical theory in its many diverse applications from residential and commercial construction and maintenance to heavy industrial power and control installations. They apply the latest technology and codes to diagnose, test and repair electrical equipment including appliances, motors, generator, distributors and control circuits.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will qualify for employment with processing companies, industrial firms, large and small manufacturing companies, electrical contractors, power companies and building construction companies. They may choose to do general electrical maintenance, install power and lighting systems or work in instrumentation, automation, and solar/wind.

Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Public institutions are required to report this information for all undergraduate and graduate programs that are Title IV eligible and that lead to certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates or specialist awards. Reporting is not required for undergraduate certificates and diplomas less than 16 credits and graduate certificates and specialist awards that are less than 8 credits. Degree programs at all levels are not considered to be gainful employment programs.


Satisfactory completion of an approved two year electrical program fulfills the one year’s experience credit allowance (2000 hours) for a Class A journeyman electrician, power limited technician, or maintenance electrician license.

Program Plan

Meet Your Faculty

Jesse Dahl
(218) 312-9807
Office: B121

Steve Oberstar
(218) 263-2915
Office: B125