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Electrical Technology

Program Overview

With the growing demand for skilled trade professionals, studying to become an electrician is a great way to secure your future. Electrical work is a highly sought-after skill that requires not only technical knowledge but also high levels of safety and attention to detail. With the right training, you’ll be confident you’ve got the skills necessary to work on any electrical project with supervision.

Diploma

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$60K

Median annual salary

6%

Projected job growth in the next decade

73K

New jobs each year for the next decade

REASONS TO ATTEND SAINT PAUL COLLEGE

Hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art shop setting

While at Saint Paul College, you’ll get real-world experience by working in our state-of-the-art shop and hands-on learning, building real-world projects.

A high demand for electricians.

According to Rewiring America, an electrification non-profit, the United States will need 1 million more electricians to make updates such as installing solar panels, heat pumps, and electric vehicle charging stations to help the country meet its climate goals. (Source)

A potential “future-proof” career path.

In November 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, or Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) was signed to invest $1.2 trillion toward programs centered around zero-emission transit systems, water infrastructure, and electric vehicle (EV) charging. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) built on the initial BIL funding by investing $370 billion over the next 10 years into various clean energy initiatives. (Source)

According to the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), “7,000 new electricians join the industry each year, but 10,000 retire from it,” putting the number of skilled electricians available at a severe deficit. (Source)

A diverse learning experience.

To meet the huge demand for this career, the workforce will need to find new employees outside of the traditional candidates to help fill this deficit. There is an opportunity for women and minorities to help fill the shortfall of candidates. Saint Paul College is among the most diverse community colleges in the nation.