Electrical Technologies

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Available scholarship amounts are estimated for the period of 1/1/2022 through 12/31/2022 for the Tulsa, Jacksonville & Houston campuses combined.


Train for a career that powers up and illuminates the world!

The Electrical Technologies program prepares students for entry-level job opportunities as an electrician. In as few as 7 months of hands-on training at Tulsa Welding School, you could be trained in the skills you need to maintain and service residential, commercial, and industrial electrical equipment.

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Hands-on Training That Prepares You for the Evolving Electrical Industry

The Electrical Technologies program consists of courses that will prepare you for concepts you’ll need to understand while working in the industry:

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  • Basic understanding of electricity
  • Photovoltaic systems (solar)
  • Residential wiring
  • Commercial wiring
  • Motor and lighting devices
  • Understanding the National Electrical Code (NEC) book
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Employment is Expected to Grow for Electricians in the US by 79,900 Jobs through 2031!i

Flexible Class Schedules

Class schedules range from morning, afternoon and evening, depending on the program and campus location. TWS offers flexible schedules whether you are just graduating from high school, changing your career, or transitioning from military to civilian life. We work hard to find the right program and the right schedule to help you succeed. Contact us for more information on upcoming class times and start dates for the Electrical Applications program.

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Upcoming Class Start Dates

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Classes StartDallas, TX03/22/2024
Classes StartDallas, TX04/19/2024
Classes StartDallas, TX05/17/2024
Classes StartDallas, TX06/17/2024

Class Schedules

Morning (M-F) Evening (M-F)
7:00am-12:15pm 6:30pm-11:45pm

Fundamentals of Electricity

This class provides students with basic electrical understanding from an elemental stage through troubleshooting. Trainers are used to teach schematic wiring as well as test meter usage along with all the safety processes associated with handling electrical systems such as grounding and energized circuits. Students will work with dual voltage systems commonly found in HVAC/R equipment. The foundation for control circuit wiring and high voltage wiring are discussed and students will put their knowledge to use while working with the trainers. The training material in this class includes information on multiple types of test meters and their proper use, electrical devices, control devices, and troubleshooting. A study of single phase and three phase motors round out the students’ understanding of basic electrical principles.

HVE100

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 50 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Fundamentals of Solar

This module provides an overview of photovoltaic (PV) science and an introduction to the fundamentals of solar energy. Through a combination of lecture, problem solving and hands-on lab exercises, students will learn the concepts and processes of photovoltaic systems, including their design and installation. The module covers the scope of solar energy systems’ conceptual, mechanical and electrical design, with an emphasis on wiring and electrical issues.

HVE110

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 50 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 10 Outside Prep Hours

Electrical Wiring – Residential

This course introduces the most current version of the National Electrical Code Book to the students as a guide throughout the class. The primary goal of the program is to teach basic techniques of Residential wiring from the standpoint of interpreting all code book requirements. Students will put into practice all that they have learned by wiring a scaled down three bedroom home. A study of electrical safety is provided to ensure a complete understanding of hand tools, ladders, shock hazards, and the personal protective equipment required to work in this field. They will be required to safely place all wiring, circuits, switches, receptacles, lighting fixtures, and GFCI devices in the trainer according to the electrical code.

HVE120

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 50 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Electrical Wiring – Commercial

The Commercial wiring course follows through with concepts learned in the Residential wiring course of training delving deeper into the National Electrical Code book. Students will be tasked with code book interpretation through the study of load calculations, blueprint reading, cost estimating, three phase motor wiring, and conduit manipulation. Students will wire commercial lighting and three phase motors as they research the required applications. A mock commercial building will be wired by students in accordance with applicable code using conduit to protect their wiring.

HVE130

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 50 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 20 Outside Prep Hours

Emerging Electrical Applications

This class begins with an overview of Emerging Electrical Applications and the class introduces characteristics of Low Voltage, usage of Audio/Video wiring and the install/use of Security Cameras. In addition, this course will review the importance of Audio/Video over IP, characteristics and key elements of Home Automation and features of Home Entertainment Systems. Students will be exposed to Residential/Commercial Control Systems & Programming, as well as an overview of IP Control Systems

HVE140

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 50 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Motors, Lighting & PLC

This class elaborates on the characteristics of Alternating Current, explaining the behavior of electricity and how it functions in the application of motors, lighting, and the devices that control them. Students will learn the differences between DC and AC motors, Single Phase and 3 Phase applications, calculating the proper sizing of motors, and the selection of the motor controller as well as overload protection. This class also covers the characteristics of light, the handling and installation of various types of lighting (incandescent, fluorescent, high intensity discharge, LED), and the controls used in their operations. In addition, this class will cover the basic use and programming of a PLC (Programable Logic Controller).

HVE150

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 50 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

Electrical Distribution Systems

This class will describe the operating characteristics of various types of transformers. Using the National Electrical Code, students will calculate transformer sizes for various applications. This module describes the purpose of switchgear, its construction, and maintenance. In this class, students will also understand the importance of overcurrent protection, describe the various types of fuses and circuit breakers in the industry, and select the proper size for specific applications, as well as conduit bending. Students will also apply their knowledge of the proper methods for grounding and bonding according to the requirements of the NEC. This class describes the wiring methods for specific hazardous locations, and also introduces the installation of cable tray systems.

HVE160

  • 4 Semester Credit Hours
  • 50 Lecture Hours
  • 50 Lab Hours
  • 100 Total Contact Hours
  • 15 Outside Prep Hours

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