Electrical Technology

Gear up for a challenging career in electrical wiring or construction, planning and estimating, or as an electrical technician.

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Electrical Construction
Electrical Construction

The Electrical Construction option adds skills in the area of commercial and industrial wiring systems, advanced code study and planning and estimating. Graduates of this option are well prepared to meet the challenges of today’s modern equipment and wiring systems.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Architecture and Construction
  • Green Technology Available


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Electrical Master Technician
Electrical Master Technician

The Electrical Master Technician curriculum builds on the strengths of a two-year degree in Electrical Construction or Industrial Electrical. It adds cutting-edge technology in medium and high voltage, instrumentation, fiber optics, structured wiring, HVAC/R and other building controls.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree, third-year option
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Architecture and Construction
  • Green Technology Available


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Industrial Electrical
Industrial Electrical

The Industrial Electrical option adds skills in the area of automated industrial controls (robotics, pneumatics and digital electronics) as well as large motors and the electronic drives that control those motors.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Architecture and Construction, Manufacturing


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The Electrical Technology program at NDSCS is designed to give students the skills necessary for successful employment in the electrical industry. Electrical Technology includes in-depth study of electrical theory, applied math, code study and residential wiring. A substantial amount of hands-on experience is provided. Our six laboratories contain AutoCAD, test equipment, electric motors, magnetic motor starters, programmable controllers, electronic devices and residential wiring for both options listed later in this section.

In addition, the Electrical Construction option gives students the background necessary to enter the field of electrical wiring on residential, commercial and industrial construction sites. Graduates of this option are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s modern equipment and wiring systems. This option includes planning and estimating, commercial wiring and advanced code study.

Electrical Technology Graduates from 2017-18 Academic Year - Includes Construction, Industrial and Master Technician
Graduates Registered Jobs Reported Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
42 366 $3,150 $7,500 100%
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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

05-09-2019
Students from NDSCS received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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NDSCS Electrical Technology Department to Celebrate 95 Years

09-26-2018
The NDSCS Electrical Technology Department will celebrate its 95-year history during the College’s Homecoming week.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

04-17-2018
Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

06-01-2017
Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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NDSCS Electrical Technology Department to Recognize Careers in Energy

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10-13-2016

The North Dakota State College of Science Electrical Technology Department will commemorate Careers in Energy Week October 17-21, 2016.

NDSCS will be hosting industry speakers to inform its students about various aspects of the energy industry, including electrical contracting, industry codes and wind generation.

High school students considering an energy-related career can learn about the NDSCS Electrical Technology program, as well as other programs offered at NDSCS, during Discovery Days on October 20 or 21. Further information about Discovery Days can be found online at ndscs.edu/specialevent.

The public is invited to view displays celebrating Careers in Energy Week at the NDSCS Mildred Johnson Library throughout the week of October 17-21.

Careers in Energy Week is part of a nationwide effort to promote awareness of energy careers and future workforce needs. NDSCS is a member of the Dakota Energy Workforce Consortium, a partnership of colleges and electric and gas/electric utilities in North Dakota and South Dakota, which is leading state and local efforts. To learn more about National Careers in Energy Week, visit getintoenergy.com. Learn more about the NDSCS Electrical Technology program at ndscs.edu/electrical.