Electrical Technology One-Year Certificate (Level One)

What do all of our homes and businesses have in common? They all require electricity! If you are looking for a solid career that will remain in demand, consider studying electrical technology at Texarkana College. This program covers electrical code, electrical theory, safety, and residential and industrial wiring, providing a good foundation for a career in electrical technology.

Certificate Plan

Electrical Technology Courses

Hours
ELPT 1225 National Electrical Code I 2
ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools 3
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
TECM 1403 Technical Calculations 4
ELPT 1419 Fundamentals of Electricity I 4
ELPT 1429 Residential Wiring 4
ELPT 1351 Electrical Machines 3
ELPT 2437 Electrical Planning and Estimating 4
ELPT 1457 Industrial Wiring 4
ELPT 1420 Fundamentals of Electricity II 4
ELPT 2325 National Electrical Code II 3
ELTN 1343 Electrical Troubleshooting 3

Total Hours: 41 SCH

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To learn more, please contact us.

Richard Waddell
Electrical Technology Program Coordinator
(903) 823-3243
email
Ronda Dozier
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3088
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Electrical Technology Course Descriptions

ELPT 1225 National Electrical Code I

An introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials; equipment for general use; and basic calculations.

ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory

Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current.

ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools

Safety rules and regulations. Includes the selection, inspection, use, and maintenance of common tools for electricians.

ELPT 1351 Electrical Machines

Direct current (DC) motors, single-phase and polyphase alternating current (AC) motors, generators, and alternators. Emphasis on construction, characteristics, efficiencies, starting, and speed control.

ELPT 1419 Fundamentals of Electricity I

An introduction to basic direct current (DC) theory including electron theory and direct current applications.

ELPT 1420 Fundamentals of Electricity II

Introduces alternating current (AC). Includes AC voltage, frequency, mechanical and electrical degrees, waveforms, resistors, capacitors, and inductors.

ELPT 1429 Residential Wiring

Wiring methods for single family and multi-family dwellings. Includes load calculations, service entrance sizing, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures.

ELPT 1457 Industrial Wiring

Wiring methods used for industrial installations. Included motor circuits, raceway and bus way installations, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures.

ELPT 2325 National Electrical Code II

In-depth coverage of the National Electrical Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring protection and methods, special conditions, and advanced calculations.

ELPT 2437 Electrical Planning and Estimating

Planning and estimating for residential, commercial, or industrial wiring systems. Includes a variety of electrical techniques.

ELTN 1343 Electrical Troubleshooting

Maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and repair of circuits of various residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.

TECM 1403 Technical Calculations

Specific mathematical calculations required by business, industry, and health occupations.