Electrical Construction

Earn your degree in Electrical Construction!

The Electrical Construction Associate of Applied Science program provides a robust foundation in electrical theory, safety and the practical skills you need for a successful career in the electrical industry. Our faculty emphasizes the importance of safety, adherence to industry standards, and hands-on experiences with electrical installations and maintenance. Throughout your nine quarters, you’ll learn a broad spectrum of subjects including residential, commercial, and industrial wiring, advanced motor controls, blueprint reading, and new electrical technologies like photovoltaic designs, energy management systems, green wiring practices, and solar, wind, and low voltage electrical systems. Graduates are eligible to earn up to 4,000 hours from the Department of Labor & Industries towards their EL01 electrical license.

Contact Information:

Jason Carroll, Career Advisor

South Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Full-time day and swing shift programs are available for students seeking to earn a degree or certificate in electrical construction for jobs in commercial and residential construction, public utility agencies, and industrial construction and maintenance. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these and related occupations. 

 

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Electrical Construction
  • Certificate of Competency: Electrical Construction
  • CIP: 46.0302

Program Lengths:

  • AAS program degree length: 9 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 3-4 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Dave Leenhouts

253-680-7433

dleenhouts@batestech.edu

Jim Androy

253-680-7553

jandroy@batestech.edu

Mike Hardy

253-680-7434

michael.hardy@batestech.edu

Anthony St. Clair (Technical High School)

253-680-7434

anthony.stclair@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

    Plan Code: ELEECAPT

     

    The Electrical Construction AAS Degree Program provides students with a robust foundation in electrical theory, safety, and practical skills necessary for careers in the electrical industry. The Electrical Construction programs emphasize the importance of safety, adherence to industry standards, and hands-on experience with electrical installations and maintenance. Through nine-quarters of learning, the program covers a broad spectrum of subjects including residential, commercial, and industrial wiring, advanced motor controls, blueprint reading, and new electrical technologies such as photovoltaic designs, energy management systems, green wiring practices, as well as solar, wind, and low voltage electrical systems. Graduates of the Electrical Construction program are eligible to earn up to 4000 hours from the Department of Labor & Industries towards their EL01 electrical license.

     

    • AAS in 9 quarters

    • Maximum class size: 18

    • Student to teacher ratio: 18:1

    • Enrollment point: Fall, Spring

    • This is primarily a face-to-face program with web-enhanced activities

    • Students will use hand and power tools, transportation vehicles, ladders, and general construction equipment 

    • This is a nine-quarter program where students choose either day (7AM – 2PM) or swing (12PM – 7PM) shift course offerings

    • A list of required tools and personal protective equipment(PPE) is given to students upon acceptance in the program; students are responsible for the purchase of these items prior to the start of ELCON classes

    • Upon successful completion of the nine-quarter program of study, students may be awarded up to 4000 hours with the Department of Labor & Industries

    General Education Requirements

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON101Introduction to Electrical Construction3
    ELCON102Applied Physical Science5
    ELCON103Hand and PowerTools4
    ELCON104Electrical Service Installation4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON105Electrical Components4
    ELCON106Introduction to Residential Wiring3
    ELCON107National Electric Code4
    ELCON108NFPA 70E Standards4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON109Residential Design3
    ELCON110Residential Wiring Techniques3
    ELCON111Systems Troubleshooting3
    ELCON112Introduction to Blueprint Reading3
    ELCON113Blueprint Reading Applications5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON114New Residential Technologies4
    ELCON201Specialty Tools4
    ELCON202Commercial Wiring3
    ELCON203Commercial Codes and Regulations3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON204Commercial Material Identification3
    ELCON205Commercial Installation3
    ELCON206Industrial Wiring3
    ELCON207Industrial Material Identification3
    ELCON208Industrial Installation3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON209Industrial Hazards3
    ELCON210Motors and Controllers4
    ELCON211Project Estimation5
    ELCON212Control Circuits3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON213Motors and Controllers Applications3
    ELCON214Transformers3
    ELCON215Advanced Motor Controls3
    ELCON216New Technology Commercial4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON224Advanced Projects I
    ELCON225Advanced Projects II
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON226Advanced Projects III
    ELCON227Advanced Projects IV
  • Description: Plan Code: ELEREC45
     
    3-4 quarter Certificate of Training

    General Education Requirements

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON201Specialty Tools4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON101Introduction to Electrical Construction3
    ELCON102Applied Physical Science5
    ELCON103Hand and PowerTools4
    ELCON104Electrical Service Installation4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON105Electrical Components4
    ELCON106Introduction to Residential Wiring3
    ELCON107National Electric Code4
    ELCON108NFPA 70E Standards4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ELCON109Residential Design3
    ELCON110Residential Wiring Techniques3
    ELCON111Systems Troubleshooting3
    ELCON112Introduction to Blueprint Reading3
    ELCON113Blueprint Reading Applications5

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $56,180
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 82,200

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

No accreditation or related information have been provided.

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