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Electrical Technology Diploma

Location(s): In Person


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Program Overview

Major ID: 309D

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring

Students must attend orientation.

An electrician is employed to install electrical wiring and equipment for lighting, heating, cooling and other power requirements in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Using blueprints, diagrams and specifications, students perform installations in accordance with national, state and local safety codes. Considerable physical exertion is often required and the work may be performed outdoors or under such hazardous conditions as heights, unfinished construction or high voltages.

Students should have an interest and aptitude in applied algebra, trigonometry, drawing and science. Good eyesight and color vision are important.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “As the population and the economy grow… more electricians will be needed to maintain the electrical systems used by industry and to install electrical devices and wiring in new homes, factories, offices and other structures.”

Graduates are employed as apprentices by electrical construction firms. Upon completion of apprenticeship and the obtaining of a journeyperson’s license, students are open to opportunities as master electricians, inspectors, contractors, estimators and repair persons.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have the ability to communicate and conduct themselves in a professional manner with the customers and co-workers.
  2. Graduates will have the skills for performing entry level tasks required of an apprentice electrician in residential, commercial and industrial construction.
  3. Graduates will have knowledge of the National Electric Code, enabling them to legally and safely install electrical services with supervision.
  4. Graduates will have the ability to apply electrical theory to practical applications.
  5. Graduates will meet the MN Department of Labor and Industry’s electrical program requirement of specific curriculum and 95% course attendance policy.

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Completion of the Electrical Technology Diploma program meets the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry requirements. 95% attendance in each course and completion of the diploma may qualify for one year of apprenticeship credit.

Program Faculty

George Schaus
george.schaus@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1631

Julie Selton
julie.selton@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1770

Keith Setley
keith.setley@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1539

Matt Walker
matthew.walker@saintpaul.edu 651.846.1790

Textbook, tool, and supply costs

  • Textbooks are required the first day of class. Go to www.saintpaulcollegebookstore.com for textbook information.
  • Multimeter and hand tools, approximately $500 new.

Program Requirements


Certain classes must be taken concurrently and certain classes are prerequisites to other classes.

Technical Electives


Select the course below to meet the MN DOLI 95% attendance requirement:

Course Sequence


The course sequence listed on the back of this guide is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required. Contact Program Faculty with questions.

Total Semester Credits: 19


Total Semester Credits: 19


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 20


Total Program Credits: 74


Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724   or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 250+

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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