2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Electrical Technology
Title: Commercial Electrical Technology A.A.S.

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Cedar Valley, Eastfield, and North Lake campus only
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.


The program prepares the student for career opportunities by developing technical knowledge and practical skills necessary to enter or advance in the electrical technology field.

Students wishing to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree with a major in Electrical Technology must complete all of the courses listed below.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 1325 National Electrical Code 1 3
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
ELPT 1370 Electrical Blueprint Reading 3
ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools 3
Elective SPCH Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Elective Natural Science 4
ELPT 1329 Residential Wiring 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
IEIR 1312 Distribution Systems 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 1345 Commercial Wiring 3
ELPT 2443 Electrical Systems Design 4
CNBT 1359 Project Scheduling 3
ELPT 1341 Motor Control 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting OR 3
ENGR 1304 Engineering Graphics 1 (3)
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 2437 Electrical Planning and Estimating 4
CNBT 2315 Construction Specifications and Contracts 3
ELTN 1380 Cooperative Education - Electrician OR 3
ELPT 1391 Special Topics in Electrical and Power Transmission Installer, General (3)
Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 13
Minimum Hours Required 60

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Sciences.

Social/Behavioral Science - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

SPCH Electives - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.