Catalog 2016-2017


Electrical Technician Marketable Skills Achievement Award

Kenny Smith

(940) 668-7731, ext 4426


Electrical Technicians are a targeted occupation by the local workforce 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 at NCTC gives the student the skills necessary to begin a career as an apprentice electrician. 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 has to have a 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.

Student may pursue a Marketable Skills Achievement Award at the completion of the course.

Upon completion of the MSAA students will be able to:

  1. Explain atomic structure and basic electrical values such as voltage, current, resistance, and power; calculate electrical values for series, parallel, and combination circuits; calculate voltage drop based on conductor length, type of material, and size; summarize the principles of magnetism; and utilize electrical measuring instruments.

  2. Identify practical applications of jogging and plugging; describe the types of motor braking and their operating principles; explain different starting methods for large motors; and demonstrate proper troubleshooting methods on circuits using wiring schematic diagrams.

In- District students pursing this MSAA for Electrical technician typically incur tuition costs of 1,050 dollars. This does not include lab fees and the cost of the textbook. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans.

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

Certificate Requirements

First Semester


3 credit hours


3 credit hours


3 credit hours


3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 12