At Penn College, you’ll find the skilled workforce that tomorrow needs. Innovating, learning, and leading, students are preparing for tomorrow from day one. Training and mastering methods to power futures in high-demand electrical construction careers. Guided and inspired by engaging instructors with varied backgrounds and worldwide experience. Armed with the skills and training to take on whatever challenges come their way. With approximately 800 hours of experience in labs and in the field, grads are hands-on ready. And thanks to popular on-campus career fairs, employers are at the ready too. From construction wiring and practical experience to management and estimating essentials, it’s all right here. The full college experience. Hands-on education, NCAA Division III athletics, 70+ student organizations, and so much more await. Are you in?
- Theory in action. After building a solid foundation in the classroom learning industry standards, students head into the lab to put their skills to the test.
- Real learning. 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.
- It doesn’t end here. Pick up a dual degree or a bachelor’s in areas like Building Automation Technology or Applied Technology Management. Personalize your education to match your career goals.
- The total package. Take away more than practical skills. Get fundamentals in management and communication so you can jumpstart your own business.
- They want you. Penn College grads are highly sought-after and recruited for competitive-pay positions.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Self-employment in residential, commercial and industrial electrical wiring, electrical designer, industrial maintenance electrician, electrical union apprentice, electrical inspector, electrical troubleshooter or power company employee
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for electricians was $54,110 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $92,690.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Building Equipment Contractors||455,910||$27.42||$57,030|
|Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)||15,040||$32.14||$66,850|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||11,430||$27.71||$57,640|
|Utility System Construction||8,980||$30.47||$63,390|
Statistics reported in May 2017
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
See the Tool List on the Electrical Construction major web page.
Program supplies and books are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)
Sigma Lambda Chi
SkillsUSA Champions at Work
Electrical Technology Advisory Committee
- Mr. James E Beamer, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Mr. Jayce Bell, Senior Controls Engineering Manager, First Quality Products
- Mr. John M DuBois, Lead Maintenance Specialist/Project Leader, General Electric Power & Water
- Mr. Adam Feather, '11, '12, Project Engineer, Trane
- Mr. Gary Gable, '74, President, Paul Gable & Sons Electric, Inc.
- Mr. Jay Gable, '02, Vice President, Paul Gable & Sons Electrical Contractors
- Mr. David Kranz, Owner/Electrical Inspector, Kranz Inspection Service
- Mr. Ken Kryder, '86, Electronics Instructor, Keystone Central School District
- Mr. Randy Schreckengast, CME, Energy Performance Engineer, Johnson Controls
- Mr. Adam J Yoder, '08, '11, Account Executive, Johnson Controls
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.