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Electrical Technology AAS Degree

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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 Lone Star College 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.

Licensure – Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas Dept. of Licensing & Regulations.

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Stackable Credentials

Credits earned in the Electrical Technology Occupational Skills Certificate, Electrical Technology Certificate Level I, and Electrical Technology Certificate Level II programs may be applied to this degree.

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
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 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
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
ELPT 2347 Electrical Testing and Maintenance 3
ELPT 1357 Industrial Wiring 3
Fourth Semester Courses 12 Credits
ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
ELPT 1351 Electrical Machines 3
IEIR 1312 Distribution Systems 3
ELPT 2343 Electrical Systems Design 3
Fifth Semester Courses 15 Credits
ELPT 2337 Electrical Planning and Estimating 3
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences1 3
Math 1314 College Algebra 3
Elective Creative Arts or Language, Philosophy, Culture3 3
Electrical Technology AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits


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

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Career Options

Median wage: $47,3821

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."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


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 $862 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.

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