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About the Electrical Technology Program

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How to Get Started

To get started in the Electrical Technology program, complete the admissions process at North Lake College.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Electrical Technology program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that is $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Check course descriptions or specific degree plans for the craft options associated with them.

The following nationally approved apprenticeship programs are offered in partnership with the North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Additional admission requirements are necessary for enrollment in these programs; please contact staff in the Electrical Technology program for more information.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

North Lake College is one of just ten two-year institutions in the U.S. accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Its Construction Management program is the oldest and largest accredited two-year program in the country.

Industry Partnerships

North Lake College’s construction-related programs have industry partnerships in place with:

  • the North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee 
  • the Construction Education Foundation of North Texas for the Craft Apprenticeship and Career Development program

Related Programs

We offer several Construction programs, including Construction Management and Construction Technology.

Developing Skills for Success

All of our construction-related programs offer a unique educational enterprise between North Lake College and the Construction Education Foundation of North Texas. These programs are housed at North Lake College - West Campus, located at the DFW Education Center, inside the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport boundaries.

The objective of this unique educational partnership with the construction industry is to provide construction companies in North Texas with trained people at all levels. Course offerings include construction management, construction technology, masonry, plumbing, commercial heating and air conditioning and glazing.

Electrical Technology and other construction-related courses are taught using a combination of classroom lecture and lab demonstration with hands-on student participation. All programs require participation in cooperative classes with industry employers.

This program offers convenient evening and weekend hours and both credit and noncredit courses. The program is located at North Lake College West Campus inside the technologically advanced DFW Education Center, which is located within the boundaries of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Our 60,000-square-foot building houses classrooms and laboratories that provide both management and skill-based education for the construction industry. The facility has been recognized as an exemplary model throughout the United States for construction-oriented college programs.

Faculty Profiles

Our Electrical Technology instructors all have extensive real-world experience in the field, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you’ll face at work. Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Electrical Technology faculty.

Transfer Information

Electrical Technology courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Electrical Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.