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Program Code: 31-413-1


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Technical Diploma: 1 Year, 37 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible


Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Electricity technical diploma program, your potential employment opportunities include electrical apprenticeship, electrical construction helper, electrical maintenance assistant, electrician helper, data communications installer helper, maintenance technician/mechanic assistant, electrical/electronics equipment installer, electrical assembly, and electrical parts distribution counterperson.


Program Description

The Electricity technical diploma program consists of 37 credits based on the required courses. You will develop an assessment portfolio as a completion requirement. Courses are offered during the day for full time students with a traditional lecture and hands-on lab activities, or in a flexible evening format for full time or part time students. The one year program is structured in three trimesters where a full time student will complete the required 37 credits in 12 months. You will gain hands-on field experience by participating in some or all of the following: 1-2 residential wiring projects in the Fox Valley, on-site residential labs, commercial/industrial wiring projects at school or in the field, photovoltaic system installation, and various other projects such as backup generator installations or underground wiring projects.

You may enter in the fall, spring, or summer and complete the requirements within 12 months of beginning. Students enrolling for the day classes will be expected to be full time students. Students enrolling in the evening offerings can be full time or part time, and take as many or as few credits as they wish.

Note 1: For students interested in the flexible format: There will be daytime schedule requirements for the Powered Industrial Truck course, First Aid, and the Photovoltaic Installation course that can be worked out with the instructor on an individual or group basis.

Note 2: This program requires the purchase of tools (approximately $280) and work apparel (approximately $100) within the first two weeks of classes. Your instructors will explain the requirements of how to obtain these items the first day of class.


Program/Plan Admission Requirements


Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Electricity technical diploma program will be able to:

  • Describe electrical safe work practices.
  • Analyze electrical circuits mathematically.
  • Apply basic calculations to electrical installations.
  • Demonstrate use of hand/power tools and test equipment.
  • Perform basic testing of electrical circuits.
  • Interpret basic electrical diagrams and construction drawings.
  • Relate Wisconsin and National Electrical Code requirements to installations.
  • Demonstrate the basic operation of AC/DC motors and controls.
  • Describe mechanical related systems.
  • Assist skilled workers in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical equipment.
  • Demonstrate an ethical, responsible and dependable attitude.
  • Communicate information effectively using written and oral means.
  • Develop a professional growth plan for continuous lifelong learning.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton—11 Tri Park Way (Just East of the Main Campus)

Helpful High School Courses

Fundamental courses in math, algebra, trigonometry, and English are very desirable. In addition, basic computer skills, communication, and mechanical related courses are beneficial.


Contact Us

For additional information, call or e-mail Patrick Jensen at (920) 831-4386 or Greg Koshollek at (920) 735-5754.

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.





Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program