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​Electrical Technology Diploma
Electrical Technology Diploma
The Electrical Technology program is full through the Fall 2024 semester. New admits will be added to a waitlist with an anticipated start of Spring 2025. To be added to the waitlist, you must be admitted into the program. Please contact the Admissions Team at or at 651.846.1555 to learn about the enrollment steps.
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  • ​Learn from experienced instructors who teach in a "hands on" environment. 
  • Study in a program with an excellent program reputation. 
  • Program completion is a step towards becoming a career journeyman electrician. 
  • With work experience, this is the basic education for an electrical career, such as a master electrician, electrical inspector, electrical sales person, estimator, independent contractor and repair persons. 
  • 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.​
  • ​Commercial construction 
  • Residential construction 
  • Industrial construction 
  • Building maintenance 
  • Electric companies and cooperatives 
  • Government agencies 
  • Building maintenance​
Potential Employers
  • Electrical contracting firms such as Hunt Electric, Collins Electric, Peoples Electric
  • Electrical utility companies
  • Federal, State, County or City government agencies
  • Railroad companies ​
Electrical Technology Gainful Employment InfoElectrical Technology Diploma

An electrician is employed to install electrical wiring and equipment for lighting, heating, cooling and other power requirements in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

In the Electrical Technology Diploma program, students perform installations in accordance with national, state and local safety codes using blueprints, diagrams and specifications. Considerable physical exertion is often required and the work may be performed outdoors or under such ha​zardous conditions as heights, unfinished construction or high voltages.

Program Delivery Methods
Traditional in-class and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Admission and Registration Process

All new students who wish to pursue the Electrical Technology program will need to be first admitted into the Electrical Technology major. To be admitted into the major, students will need to have English, reading, and math placements. After students are admitted, they will be added into a managed list based on the date and time they were admitted to the major.

Two weeks before the priority registration date for the upcoming semester, students who are eligible to register will receive instructions (via email, phone, and text) regarding their next steps. If the next steps are not completed before the deadline provided, students will be removed from the list, and their registration opportunity will be given to the next student on the managed list.

Please contact One Stop if you have any questions about the admission process. Once you have been admitted into the major and would like to know when you can potentially start the Electrical Technology Diploma program, you can contact Dave Mogren (, 651.846.1639).

Additional Program Requirements/Costs 

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

  • Students must attend orientation. 

  • Textbooks are required the first day of class. Go to for textbook information. 

  • Multimeter and hand tools, approximately $500 new.​

​Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree program listed below. 

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​Electrical Technology Diploma

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Electrical Technology Video
  • ​​Installation of electrical wiring for a variety of wiring methods and power systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings 
  • Pipe bending and tool usage
  • Interpreting blueprints and wiring diagrams 
  • Electrical theory 
  • Use of electrical testing equipment 
  • Become familiar with the requirements of national, state, and local safety codes as they relate to electrical system installations.

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