Electrical Construction Technology

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Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

A degree in Electrical Construction Technology is a step toward being successful in the electrical industry.

Students begin with basic principles of electrical work and train in AC and DC motor and generator theory, transformers, lighting, three-phase systems, motor control, solid state, variable frequency drives, and programmable logic controls. Students then apply their knowledge to actual projects in the shop or mock-ups.

The electrical program at SCTCC prepares students to become Journeymen/women. Graduates are placed in well-paying jobs all over Central Minnesota, the state, and throughout the Midwest.

graduated from
Cathedral HS
Electrical Construction Technology
I was remodeling a home and decided the electrical was really fun. There’s a lot of variety in class – you’re not just sitting in a classroom. There’s a lot of hands-on stuff that you’re doing.
graduated from
Apollo HS
Electrical Construction Technology
I’ve always been the type of person who just looks at something and wants to know how it works, why it works. I had zero background but the program does a great job of introducing you to tools and different materials you use along the way.

Skills Acquired

  • Basic & safe use of tools by starting simple, and then
  • Apply the NEC (National Electrical Code) to build life-like models of how electrical wiring is installed in homes, businesses and industry.
  • Wire and maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings
  • Read and interpret schematics, manuals, and blueprints
  • Complete basic computer functions
  • Select materials that are environmentally friendly and practice proper disposal of hazardous materials
  • Maintain OSHA standards
  • Demonstrate awareness of tool use and safety
  • Perform basic Algebra and Trigonometry functions
  • Understand and follow the National Electric Code
2017 Placement Rate
Central MN Average Hourly Pay

Career Choices

Career Options

Most of our students choose a career path the leads them to become journeymen & women electricians. It is where the money is made. Once they accomplish this goal, our students become leaders of our industry as salespersons, instructors, inspectors, estimators & designers.

  • Journeymen/women
  • Salespersons
  • Instructor
  • Inspector
  • Estimators
  • Designers

Many of our students have goals of owning their own business, and the Electrical Construction Technology degree is a great way to reach that goal. Once students have the knowledge base provided from our curriculum, they gain experience as apprentice electricians, then become Master electricians, which leads to entrepreneurship of owning a business.

Potential Employers

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Schools
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Tech Companies
  • Commercial businesses
  • Fire alarm companies

Where Grads Work

  • Berd Electric 
  • Granite Ledge 
  • JT Electric 
  • IBEW Union
  • Tradesmen International 
  • Birchwood Electric 
  • Design Electrical Contractors 
  • Price Electric 
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Program Costs

In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to pay $2015-2375 for books, supplies, and materials.

Program Scholarship

The following scholarships are available only to Electrical students:

  • Design Electric Endowment
  • Interstate Construction Endowment
  • Stearns Electric

Apply just once and students are eligible for all SCTCC scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

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