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ELPT 1215 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Calculations I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to mathematical applications utilized to solve problems in the electrical field. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, simple equations, ratio and proportion, unit conversions, and applied geometry. (2 Lec.)


ELPT 1221 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


ELPT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Basic Electrical Theory
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Fundamentals of Electricity I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to basic direct current (DC) theory including electron theory and direct current applications. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ELPT 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Fundamentals of Electricity II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduces alternating current (AC). Includes AC voltage, frequency, mechanical and electrical degrees, waveforms, resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ELPT 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Safety rules and regulations. Includes the selection, inspection, use, and maintenance of common tools for electricians. This course is cross-listed as ELPT 1221. The student may register for either ELPT 1321 or ELPT 1221 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ELPT 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

National Electrical Code I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials; equipment for general use; and basic calculations. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Residential Wiring
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Wiring methods for single family and multi-family dwellings. Includes load calculations, service entrance sizing, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Motor Control
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Operating principles of solid-state and conventional controls along with their practical applications. Includes braking, jogging, plugging, safety interlocks, wiring, and schematic diagram interpretations (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Commercial Wiring
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Commercial wiring methods. Includes overcurrent protection, raceway panel board installation, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Electrical Machines
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Direct current (DC) motors, single-phase and polyphase alternating current (AC) motors, generators, and alternators. Emphasis on construction, characteristics, efficiencies, starting, and speed control. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1357 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Industrial Wiring
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Wiring methods used for industrial installations. Includes motor circuits, raceway and bus way installations, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Special Topics in Electrical and Power Transmission Installer, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Electrical Theory
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. This course is cross-listed as ELPT 1311. The student may register for either ELPT 1411 or ELPT 1311 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Motor Control
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Operating principles of solid-state and conventional controls along with their practical applications. Includes braking, jogging, plugging, safety interlocks, wiring, and schematic diagram interpretations. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 2419 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC

Programmable Logic Controllers I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of programmable logic controllers, principles of operation, and numbering systems as applied to electrical controls. Students will identify and describe digital logic circuits and explain numbering systems; explain the operation of programmable logic controllers; convert ladder diagrams into programs; incorporate timers and counters utilizing programmable logic controllers; and execute and evaluate programs. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ELPT 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Planning and Estimating
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Planning and estimating for residential, commercial, and industrial wiring systems. Includes a variety of electrical techniques. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ELPT 2443 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Systems Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Electrical design of commercial and/or industrial projects including building layout, types of equipment, placement, sizing of electrical equipment, and all electrical calculations according to the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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