SPARK - Plumbing & Electrical

Welcome to Career Ignite at SCTCC.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College is a co-sponsor of the Times Media SPARK project, a year-long exploration of skilled career options in Central Minnesota. Many of these careers are experiencing a shortage of workers and are well paying. And all of them are available to study at SCTCC for you to finish in two years or less.

Get ready to learn about the wide variety of in-demand industries in the area from September through May. Then get ready to ignite your career by starting at SCTCC!

November: Plumbing & Electrical Construction Technology

The Plumbing program at SCTCC has AAS and diploma program options:

  • Shop Management AAS Degree (60 credits)
  • Diploma (37 credits)

The Electrical Construction Technology program at SCTCC has AAS and diploma program options:

  • AAS Degree (81 credits)
  • Diploma (72 credits)

Open House - open to the public
Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Learn more about plumbing and electrical and what kinds of careers are available at an open house. All the construction programs at SCTCC will have information available:

Electrical Construction Technology

Electrical systems are everywhere: homes, industrial plants, public buildings, and outside spaces like parks. That’s why graduates of this program regularly enjoy 100% job placement in a variety of roles.

Whether you want to advance from journeyman to master electrician, own your own business, or serve as an inspector or job supervisor for a construction project, the electrical construction degree will make sure you are wired for success.

Skills Acquired

  • Wire and maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings
  • Effectively verbally communicate with customers, co-workers, and supervisors
  • Legibly write work orders and maintain accurate records
  • Actively participate as a member of the electrical and construction teams
  • Read and interpret schematics, manuals, and blueprints
  • Complete basic computer functions
  • Select materials that are environmentally friendly and practice proper disposal of hazardous materials
  • Recognize and value diversity in the work place setting
  • Maintain OSHA standards
  • Demonstrate awareness of tool use and safety
  • Perform basic Algebra and Trigonometry functions
  • Understand and follow the National Electric Code
  • Maintain professional integrity

For more information on getting started with the Electrical Construction Technology program at SCTCC, please visit


A plumbing degree provides the skills and know-how to efficiently, safely, and effectively move water where it needs to go. This may mean moving horizontally across a single story home or vertically up 15 floors in an apartment building.

Want career flexibility? With a plumbing degree, you can put your skills to work in construction, as a service technician, pipefitter, or sprinkler fitter, and in facility maintenance. You can even own your own company.

Skills Acquired

  • Use critical thinking and apply mathematics to solve plumbing problems
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate, understand and follow written and oral directions
  • Demonstrate safe working habits
  • Have knowledge of codes and recognize the importance of code compliance
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Have the ability to schedule, plan and manage time effectively
  • Recognize and value diversity in the workplace
  • Select appropriate technology and procedures to complete assigned tasks
  • Understand and demonstrate the merits of working as a team member
  • Apply critical thinking and decision making processes to solve technical problems

For more information on getting started with the Electrical Construction Technology program at SCTCC, please visit