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Electrical Technology AAS

The Electrical Technology AAS (AAS_ELEC) is offered at LSC-Tomball. For more information, please contact the Electrician Department.

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Program Description

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 specialty-industry 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. Over 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.

The core courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty advisor for specific information or to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title 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

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

15

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title 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

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

15

Third Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

TOTAL Third Semester Credits:

6

 

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ELPT 2347 Electrical Testing and Maintenance 3
ELPT 1357 Industrial Wiring 3
ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
Elective1   Social/Behavioral Sciences 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:

12

Second Semester Credits

Course Number Title Credits
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
ELPT 2343 Electrical Systems Design 3
ELPT2 2337 Electrical Planning and Estimating 3
Elective3   Language, Philosophy, Culture 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:

12

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Electrical Technology AAS:

60

 

  1. Choose from ECON 2301, ECON 2302 or SOCI 1301, SOCI 1306
  2. Capstone course
  3. Choose from approved core options from Language, Culture Component Area in the Catalog
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