Electrical Construction

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Female Electrical Construction Student

About this program

With nearly 800 hours of hands-on experience in labs and in the field, Penn College grads leave real-world ready to take on in-demand careers in electrical construction. During the fourth semester, you'll gain real-world experience working on community projects that local non-profit organizations request through the non-profit electrical work form. From residential and commercial wiring to management and estimating essentials, you’ll learn how to be a vital team player and take the lead with a business of your own.  

And if you want to level up, we've got a degree for that too. As an Electrical Construction student, you're eligible to pursue a dual degree in Building Automation Engineering Technology.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

Technical Plus Business Skills

16

Average Class Size

Seamless Associate-to-Bachelor Degree Pathways

Careers

  • Electrical designer 
  • Residential electrician 
  • Electrical inspector  
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Direct Current Fundamentals (ELT111)
  • Construction Lab I - Residential (ELT116)
  • Topics of Construction Safety (ELT100)
  • Construction Lab II-Commercial (ELT120)
  • Alternating Current Essentials (RET122)
  • Electrical Drawing & Print Reading (ELT130)
  • Construction Lab III - Industrial (ELT237)
  • Electrical Motor Control (ELT234)
  • Electrical Estimating (ELT255)
  • Electrical Machinery Analysis (ELT246)
  • Construction Lab IV-Practical Experience (ELT240)
  • Electrical Contractor Business Management (ELT256)
  • Construction Safety & Equipment (BCT104)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Physics Survey (PHS103)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP) or
  • Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP) or
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Core Social Science Perspective (SSP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH123)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
Featured Video

Electrical Labs Transformed

Check out the recently revamped electrical labs filled with new equipment and individual work stations for students.

Student Experience

"We learn a lot in lab, but seeing and overcoming obstacles put in front of you in the real world is where it’s at. I got to do stuff that I wouldn’t normally do if we were at the lab at school. It’s very valuable."

Richard Baney

Electrical Technology

Facilities

Lab Tour

Meet Instructor and Penn College alumni Todd Woodling. He'll explain the high points and differences between the three unique electrical associate-degree programs and the bachelor-degree program. And check out the dedicated, individual lab spaces, some of which are being remodeled.

Electrical Construction Labs
Facilities

Electrical Construction Labs

Get hands-on experience in specialized labs using industry-standard equipment just like you’ll see in the real world. Following the NEC guidelines, learn how to construct residential, commercial, and industrial electrical circuits.

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Oct 9

Open House

Sunday, October 9 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Oct 28

Open House

Friday, October 28 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Nov 5

Open House

Saturday, November 5 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

Nov 18

Open House

Friday, November 18 8:30 AM - 2 :30 PM

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

Dual Degree

Building Automation Engineering

The future needs you. Are you ready?

 

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82%

Students Hired BEFORE Graduation

Building Automation Engineering

Access to More Career Opportunities

Building Automation Engineering

Land a Job Through Your Internship

Building Automation Engineering

Increase Your Earning Potential

Building Automation Engineering

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Bower Electric
Paul R Gable
Turnkey Electric
Williamsport Electric
Real-World Ready

Your knowledge in practice

During the final semester, students work as though they are a part of a construction firm, completing real projects while gaining valuable skills and experience.  

Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

PCCA, the Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), allows students to participate in national competitions such as the NAHB Student Competition, to earn building industry awards. 

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

News
09.09.2022

Penn College Army ROTC cadets receive commissions

Four years of arduous training and rigorous study culminated in a recent commissioning ceremony for two Army ROTC cadets at ...

07.19.2022

My Tomorrow previews a not-so-distant future

A second week of Penn College’s My Tomorrow day camp (July 12-15) led middle-school students down more time-tested roads to ...

05.03.2022

Penn College electrical students serve area nonprofits

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s commitment to hands-on education aided area nonprofit organizations throughout the spring ...

Gain global experience
Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Student Experience

The community as their classroom

Students power local park

Penn College electrical students powered their education throughout the fall semester by employing their skills at a regional park. The 15 second-semester students installed electrical service at Lime Bluff Recreation Area in Hughesville. What began in the heat of August ended in December’s chill as the students worked about five hours a week at the complex.

Read their story

More Information

View general transfer information

Students in the Electrical Construction major are required to purchase their own personal tools. Not all tools are necessary initially, faculty will identify what tools are required the first day of class. Therefore students are advised not to purchase new tools before meeting with faculty. Please direct any tool list questions to the School office.

View the Electrical Construction Tool List

Program supplies and books are available for purchase through The College Store.

Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

  • Mr. James E Beamer, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Mr. Jayce Bell, Senior Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
  • Mr. Kelly C Betz, Vice President, Martz Technologies, Inc.
  • Mr. Jason K Embick, '03, Special Projects Coordinator, NSSC, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Mr. Duval J Frederich, PMP, '14, '16, Project Manager, AME, Inc.
  • Mr. Gary Gable, '74, President, Paul Gable & Sons Electric, Inc.
  • Mr. Jay Gable, '02, Vice President, Paul Gable & Sons Electrical Contractors
  • Mr Carl Gravely, '06, '08, Senior Engineer/Estimator, Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Mr. Brion Harlan, '88, Owner, Bower Electric
  • Mr. Ross M Hoffman, '07, Systems Specialist Supervisor, Automated Logic
  • Mr. David Kranz, Owner/Electrical Inspector, Kranz Inspection Service
  • Mr. David M Leberfinger, Electrical Engineer, Tenney Environmental
  • Mr. Brandon Shoemaker, Electrical Engineer, Dyco Inc.
  • Mr. Christopher T Walsh, Vice President, Human Resources, Pritchett Controls, Inc.
  • Mr. Mathew J Younes, '07, '09, Field Engineer, NRG Controls North