Principles of Construction (Fall Semester-First Year)
Principles of Construction is intended to provide an introduction and lay a solid foundation for those students entering the construction or craft skilled areas. The course provides a strong knowledge of construction safety, construction mathematics, and common hand and power tools. For safety and liability considerations, limiting course enrollment to 15 students is recommended. This course also provides communication and occupation skills to assist the student in obtaining and maintaining employment.
Electrical Technology I (Spring Semester-First Year)
In Electrical Technology I, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce as an electrician or building maintenance supervisor, prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction or construction management, or pursue an approved apprenticeship program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, electrical theory, tools, codes, installation of electrical equipment, and the reading of electrical drawings, schematics, and specifications.
Electrical Technology II (Year Long- Second Year)
In Electrical Technology II, students will gain advanced knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce as an electrician, a building maintenance technician, or a supervisor; prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction or construction management; or pursue an approved apprenticeship program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, electrical theory, tools, codes, installation of electrical equipment, alternating current and direct current motors, conductor installation, installation of electrical services, and electric lighting installation.
Dual Credit or Articulated Credit with EPCC
- Introduction to Electrical Safety/Tools [ELPT 1321]
- Introduction to Electrical Blueprint Reading [DFTG 1370]
- Motor Control [ELPT 1341]
- National Electrical Code 1 [ELPT 1325]
Articulated courses allow a non-Dual Credit student who earns an '85' or better to claim credit once they enroll at EPCC and file their degree plan in that specific field.
Program Specific Certifications
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 or 30-hour Construction Authorization Card
- Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Apprentice Electrician license (1st Year Students begin compiling 8,000 hours needed to obtain the Journey Electrician’s License).
- National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum and Electrical Level One and Two Certification.
For more information, please see your CTE Counselor.