St. Paul Electrical JATC
Course Descriptions
Updated On: Dec 06, 2019

  Course Descriptions


This class includes hands-on training along with classroom instruction, hand-building terminations for both capacitive and geometric stress relief, building workable splices solely with tape, assembling terminations and splices using heat shrink and cold shrink, load-break elbows, modular terminations and splices, instruction on terminating an SF6 switch.  There will be two evenings of testing DC hipot and VLF tan delta.  This class is on Thursdays evenings at 6:00 p.m. to allow refinery workers to attend without missing time.  Each session is 3 hours per evening.  Upon completion this class  meets the 16 hours of MN state continuing education credits.  This is a 12 night class.  The instructor is Andy Clarkson.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.


The Code of Excellence program is designed to provide increased value to electrical construction and maintenance users by enhancing the performance of signatory employers and the efficiency and craftsmanship of IBEW workers.  This is a one night, 4 hour class.  The instructor is Dave Porter. SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.


The LUC committee (Labor, Users and Contractors) has initiated a “Union Construction Professional Training” program called PRO-10.  This course is 10 hours in length.  IBEW electricians who have completed Code of Excellence will only have to complete 4 of the 10 hours to receive a PRO-10 certificate.  These 4 hours are called CORE 4.  This course was developed for the building trades.  There are certain jobs that require PRO-10 certification.  Please sign-up and be prepared to meet the jobsite requirement.  Instructor is Lance Velander.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.


CPR/First Aid is an 8 hour class covering infant, child and adult CPR and standard First Aid.  It is a combination of classroom and hands on.  CPR/First Aid is 2 nights, 4 hours each class.  Participants must successfully complete both skills and written evaluations to receive their card.   Certification is good for 2  years for both CPR and First Aid.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.


Students will use the code book to determine and apply proper grounding practices.  This class has been approved by the Electrical Licensing and Inspection Unit for 16 hours of continuing education credits.  This is a 4 night, 4 hour class.  The instructor is Dave Porter.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.


You need to have successfully completed the instrumentation class to be eligible for this exam.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.


These code review classes are supplemented with power point presentations.  Included is an analysis of the 2017 NEC by both the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and the Electrical Licensing and Inspection Unit.  This course has been approved by the Electrical Licensing and Inspection Unit for 16 hours of code. Instructors are as follows:  Dave Porter, Dave Blank, Randy Klossner and Keith Setley.  This class is also approved for Wisconsin and North Dakota. SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS. 


This course discusses the hazards encountered while working near or on energized equipment and the OSHA requirements to perform the work.  The course is 2 nights, 3.5 hours each night and is taught by Lance Velander.  This class needs to be retaken every three years.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.

OSHA 10: 

This course teaches the basics of construction safety and provides the means of finding and understanding the regulations that are covered in the OSHA code of federal regulations (CFR) 1926.  The class covers various topics such as fall protection, electrical safety and hazardous communication as well as other areas most electricians will encounter on the job.  This is a 3 night-10 hour class.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.


The JATC will be offering a 7 night basic Welding class, 3 hours per night.  The instructor is Rick Dahlstrom who was in charge of the Welding program at St. Paul College and has retired.  He will be teaching Stick and MIG Welding.  Included is Acetylene and Plasma cutting techniques.  We can  accommodate 7 students.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS.


This interactive course is designed to provide the student with practical hands-on experience and applicable trade information to become proficient at bending stub up, back to back, offset, three-bend saddles, four-bend saddles, rolling offset, and segmented/concentric bends.  Students will use basic mathematics and layout information for proper bending of EMT and Rigid conduit.  Instructor:  Nate Koska.  Class is 6 nights and 3 hours each night.  SEE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS. 


This class provides an overview of firestop systems and thier role in saving lives and property, with discussions on testing, technologies, and products that help prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases. Dr. Paul Engen, Rodrigo Marmol and Paul Fannin all from 3M. Class is 1 night, 4 hours in length. Class is approved for 4 hours MN state continue education credits and certified by 3M.


An informational look at what it takes to operate a contracting business. Included are presentations from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE, St. Paul Federal Credit Union, as well as CPA, Insurance and Legal Representation. The date of this class has not been determined. However, sign up is crucial to avoid cancellation. You will be contacted as soon as a class date is determined. 


The JATC will be offering a 2 night Trimble class, 3 hours per night. This course is a basic introduction of vertical construction layout with Trimble's laser measuring robotic total station and prism pole. The instructor is Shawn Weyer. We can accommodate 8 students. 


The JATC will be offering a 10 night PLC class, 3 hours per night. Course work will consist of clearly directed lab exercises for a variety of Allen-Bradley CompactLogix (ControlLogix family) PLC hardware and Rockwell Automation RSLogix 5000 software applications. The supporting technical information will be provided through an interactive lecture and step-by-step tutorial documents. Basic instrumentation and networking strategies associated with automation technologies will be covered by interconnecting and controlling a variable frequency drive using Ethernet IP and exchanging data between peer PLCs. In addition, FactoryTalk Machine Edition programming software will be used to create applications for the PanelView Plus 600 operator interface terminals. Journeyworkers considering this course are encouraged to complete a self-study exercise prior to the start of the course. The introductory material will provide significant insight to the novice user as well as review for the more experienced. This exercise will cover basic PLC operation such as hardware components and their function, memory organization, number systems, fundamentals of logic and basic programming instructions. The study guide will link concepts to be studied to the specific location where the materials are presented in the accompanying Programmable Logic Controllers textbook. The study guide and textbook will be available at the JATC office on January 6, 2020. A credit card hold of $100 will be charged pending return of the textbook once class completes. The National Electrical Code requirements for the installation of PLC hardware and Class 1 and Class 2 remotely control circuits will be reviewed. The instructor is Mike Buck. We can  accommodate 14 students.  

  • St. Paul Electrical JATC
    1330 Conway Street, Suite 150
    St. Paul, MN 55106
    (651) 772-8746 or (651) 776-4239 Ext. 5
    Fax: (651)772-8786

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