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Electrical Technology, Level I Certificate

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Overview

Summary

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. 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.

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Contact

Please e-mail Antonius J. Bom at Antonius.Bom@LoneStar.edu or call 832.761.6639 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 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
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
ELPT 2325 National Electrical Code II 3
DFTG 2307 Electrical Drafting 3
ELPT 1329 Residential Wiring 3
ELPT 1345 Commercial Wiring 3
Electrical Technology, Level I Certificate Program Total 24 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $43,3701

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Electrician2
  • Industrial Electrician2
  • Journeyman Electrician2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.