SCTCC’s Electrical Construction Technology program graduate Jason Voss was honored with a gold medal at the SkillsUSA national competition for Residential Wiring.
The Electrical Construction Technology Program begins with basic principles and progresses to more technical information. The early part of the program includes D.C. theory, related math, National Electrical Code, shop skills and safety. Related subjects are scheduled throughout the program. A good mathematics background in algebra and geometry is beneficial.
Students will learn to apply knowledge to actual projects in tech shop or mock-ups. Students will wire the house project, built as a student project by our building trades classes.
Advanced students will receive training in A.C. and D.C. motor and generator theory, transformers, lighting, three phase systems, motor control, basic electronics, solid state, and programmable logic controls (PLC).
The Electrical Construction Technology Program is approved by Minnesota State Board of Electricity. Credit is given toward the state electrical license upon completion of this two year course.
After completing an apprenticeship, the graduate may be eligible to take the state examination for a journeyperson's license. A master electrician's license can be obtained after an electrician has worked for a number of years and grained further knowledge and skills. The Minnesota State Board of Electricity recognizes this program for credit towards the license.
The electrical trade today is an ever-expanding industry that offers a wide variety of interesting work. The properly trained electrician will be called upon to wire buildings ranging from private homes to industrial plants. An electrician may perform maintenance work in industrial plants, office buildings, hospitals, or public buildings. Some electricians may specialize in particular fields such as motor rewinding, machine tool manufacture, appliance repair, or industrial controls.