Electrical Technology AAS

The Electrical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in electrical technology. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program consists of 60 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete when taken during the day. Studies range from safety and tools to planning, estimating and wiring.

Degree Plan

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.
The Electrical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in electrical technology. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program consists of 60 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete when taken during the day. The range of studies vary from safety and tools to planning, estimating, and wiring.

Freshman Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ELPT 1325
National Electric Code I
3 LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
1
ELPT 1311
Basic Electrical Theory
3 ELPT 1319
Fundamentals of Electricity I
3
ELPT 1321
Introduction to Electrical Safety & Tools
3 ELPT 1351
Electrical Machines
3
TECM 1403
Technical Calculations
4 ELPT 2437
Electrical Planning & Estimating
4
ELPT 1429
Residential Wiring
4
Total 13   Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
ELPT 1420
Fundamentals of Electricity II
4 MATH 1314 (core) or (any core course)
College Algebra
3
ELPT 1457
Industrial Wiring
4 SPCH 1315 (core)
Public Speaking
3
ELTN 1343
Electrical Troubleshooting
3 ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
3
ELPT 2325
National Electrical Code II
3 Social Science Elective (any core course) 3
ARTS / DRAM / HUMA / MUSI Elective (any core course) 3
BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300 (core)
Business Computer Applications or Learning Frameworks
3
Total 14   Total

Electrical Technology AAS Total

18

60

 

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Richard Waddell
Electrical Technology Program Coordinator
(903) 823-3243
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Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232
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Electrical Technology Course Descriptions

ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory

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

ELPT 1319 Fundamentals of Electricity I

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

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 1325 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.

ELTN 1343 Electrical Troubleshooting

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

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.

TECM 1403 Technical Calculations

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

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.