Electrical Technology One-Year Certificate (Level One)

Certificate Plan

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

The Electrical Technology certificate program offers a number of career options by providing students the opportunity to earn a one-year certificate. Most students go directly into the workforce or start their own business upon graduation from this program. Skills in electricity are useful in a number of different industrial and manufacturing jobs. The Electrical Technology program consists of 42 hours of coursework and commonly takes three semesters to complete.


First Semester Hours
ELPT 1325
National Electric Code I
CETT 1409
DC-AC Circuits
ELPT 1321
Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools
DFTG 1329
Electro-Mechanical Drafting
Total 13
Second Semester Hours
LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
ELPT 1319
Fundamentals of Electricity I
ELPT 1351
Electrical Machines
ELPT 1429
Residential Wiring
RBTC 1401
Programmable Logic Controllers
Total 15
First Semester Hours
ELPT 1420
Fundamentals of Electricity II
ELPT 1457
Industrial Wiring
ELTN 1343
Electrical Troubleshooting
ELMT 2339
Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
Total Hours

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To learn more, please contact us.

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

Electrical Technology Course Descriptions

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.

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.