Electrical Technician Program


Kenny Smith
Chair Industrial Technology Department
(940) 668-7731, x4426
ksmith@nctc.edu

Electrical Technicians are a targeted occupation by the local workforce boards and demand is high for those seeking a career in the electrical field. Electrical apprentices can earn from $9.95 per hour up to $18.83 per hour. The Electrical Technician Program is an Approved Texas Electrician Apprenticeship Program with the Texas Department of License and Regulation.

Since a basic knowledge of electron theory as well as the ability to calculate the electrical values of series, parallel and combination circuits is needed to succeed in the field, the initial training begins with electrical fundamentals, as well as electrical safety, which make up the foundation for a career in the field of electricity. The electrical technician also must understand the operating principles for solid state and conventional controls along with their application, and single and three phase motors, transformers and their principles of operation. In addition, the technician must understand the fundamental concept of programmable logic controllers, principles of operation and numbering systems as applied to electrical controls. To this end, training continues with the focus on motor control, motors, transformers, and programmable logic controllers. This will broaden the job opportunities for a student in the various fields of plant maintenance and industrial applications.

Occupational Skills Award

The award can be completed face to face and through an online industrial mathematics course. The OSA is designed to take one semester or 16 weeks to complete and comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Total Credit Hours: 12