2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Electrical Technology
Title: Rising Electrical Technician Occupational Skills Award

(Occupational Skills Award)

Cedar Valley, Eastfield, and North Lake campus only


  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: OSA.ET.RISE.ELEC

This program introduces students to the electrical and mechanical principles necessary to begin an electrical career as an electrician's helper. Commonly used tools and instruments are introduced and safety is emphasized. The preferred program alternative is for each student to experience a cooperative work experience at the program's culmination.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ELPT 1321 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools 3
ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory 3
ELPT 1325 National Electrical Code 1 3
ELTN 1380 Cooperative Education - Electrician 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 12

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.