Electrical Technology AAS
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-Tomball
- Electrician Department
If you have been fascinated by electricity, then you might want to look at a career as an electrician. Electricians enjoy one of the higher-paid specialtyindustry fields with a solid future as America becomes more dependent on consistent and well-maintained supplies of electricity.
There are two general types of electrical work:
- Construction work: includes reading blueprints, wiring, installing, and testing electrical systems; and
- Maintenance work: involves troubleshooting, testing, fixing and upgrading already installed, improperly functioning, electrical systems.
Some electricians become electrical inspectors, enter teaching programs, or work as construction consultants. A few enter training programs to become contractors. Electricians are also finding that their profession is becoming linked with those who do computer and telecommunications wiring. More than 15 percent of electricians take additional classes on telecommunications systems, wiring, and electrical interfaces.
At LSC-Tomball, specialized electrician courses are offered that emphasize application more than theoretical development. The courses complement on-the-job training and mirror real world situations by providing classroom studies with hands-on applications in high-tech laboratories. The program also works with local electrician providers/companies to ensure that the class focus meets their needs and on preparing the student to pass the Texas State Licensing exam.
Please e-mail Antonius J. Bom at Antonius.Bom@LoneStar.edu or call 832.761.6639 for more information.
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|ELPT 1311||Basic Electrical Theory||3|
|ELPT 1315||Electrical Calculations I||3|
|ELPT 1321||Intro to Electrical Safety and Tools||3|
|ELPT 1325||National Electrical Code I||3|
|ELPT 1351||Electrical Machines||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|IEIR 1312||Distribution Systems||3|
|DFTG 2307||Electrical Drafting||3|
|ELPT 2325||National Electrical Code II||3|
|ELPT 1329||Residential Wiring||3|
|ELPT 1345||Commercial Wiring||3|
|Third Semester Courses||6 Credits|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric I||3|
|MATH 1314||College Algebra||3|
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ELPT 2347||Electrical Testing and Maintenance||3|
|ELPT 1357||Industrial Wiring||3|
|ELPT 1341||Motor Control||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|SPCH 1315||Public Speaking||3|
|ELPT 2343||Electrical Systems Design||3|
|ELPT 2337||Electrical Planning and Estimating2||3|
|Elective||Language, Philosophy, Culture3||3|
|Electrical Technology AAS Degree Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $43,3701
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Industrial Electrician2
- Journeyman Electrician2
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