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Admission and Registration Process

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

Two weeks before the upcoming semester’s priority registration date, students 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.

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 on the first day of class. Go to for textbook information.
  • Multimeter and hand tools, approximately $500 new.

Career Information

Career Settings

  • 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
  • Electrical utility companies
  • Federal, State, County or City government agencies
  • Railroad companies 

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Electrical Technology Diploma

  • BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead