Electrical Construction Technology

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Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

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

Our students begin their schoolwork learning 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.

When the basic skills are mastered, students then apply their knowledge to actual projects in the shop or mock-up projects that stimulate real-life problems. We strive ourselves in equipping students with the knowledge they need to succeed in their future careers.

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.

Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation.

2021 Placement
Central MN Median Wage

Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

From Degree to Career

When you choose the Electrical Construction Technology program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers ready to hire including Berd Electric, Granite Ledge, JT Electric, and more.

When working to get a degree in Electrical Construction Technology, students will learn how to use the basic and safe tools needed in the industry and complete basic computer functions. At SCTCC, we ensure all our students have the skills they need to succeed in the workforce so we teach them how to apply the National Electrical Code (NEC) to build life-like models of how electrical wiring is installed in homes, businesses, and industries.

After graduation, students can wire and maintain electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings, read and interpret schematics, manuals, and blueprints, and maintain Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

With a degree from our program, graduates can select materials that are environmentally friendly, practice proper disposal of hazardous materials, and demonstrate awareness of tool use and safety. Our students can even perform basic Algebra and Trigonometry functions as well as understand and the follow the NEC.

Quick Glance

  • 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

Most of our students choose a career path that leads them to become journeymen & women electricians. It is where the money is often made. Once they accomplish this goal, our students become leaders of the industry as salespersons, instructors, inspectors, estimators, and designers. There are many career opportunities for students who graduate from our Electrical Construction Technology program.

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. To own a business, a person needs experience. Once students have the knowledge base provided from our curriculum, they gain experience as apprentice electricians. Once they’ve mastered that they become Master electricians, leading to entrepreneurship and owning their own business. With a degree from SCTCC, students are certain to meet their goals.

Our graduates have found careers with a variety of employers. Our students have worked with electrical contractors, schools, manufacturing facilities, and even tech companies. SCTCC students have even found jobs working with commercial businesses and fire alarm companies.

When looking in a day of the life of an SCTCC graduate, you will find someone working as an inspector with a manufacturing facility. The graduate is using skills taught in our classrooms like reading and interpreting schematics, manuals, and blueprints to succeed in their career.

Quick Glance

Career Options

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

Potential Employers

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

From Berd Electric, Granite Ledge, to JT Electric, our graduates have worked with top employers to find successful careers. Our students have made their dreams come true with employers like IBEW Union, Tradesmen International, Birchwood Electric, Design Electrical Contractors, Price Electric, and many more. With a degree in Electrical Construction Technology, you can too.

Quick Glance

  • Berd Electric 
  • Granite Ledge 
  • JT Electric 
  • IBEW Union
  • Tradesmen International 
  • Birchwood Electric 
  • Design Electrical Contractors 
  • Price Electric
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Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about the Electrical program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for an Info Session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:

  • Call us at 320-308-5089
  • Email us at enroll@sctcc.edu
  • On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meet the Admissions Staff.

Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

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

There are scholarships offered for SCTCC students in our Electrical Construction Technology program. The following scholarships are available only to Electrical students:

  • Design Electric Endowment
  • Interstate Construction Endowment
  • Stearns Electric

Check out SCTCC Scholarships - apply once and be considered for all eligible scholarships.

Current Students

Current Electrical Construction Technology students - this is your place for information.

If you want to learn more about our program, contact us today.

Bob Mergen

Mark Thoma

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