Industrial and Residential Electrical Technology

A 10-course training sequence of 356-credit hours.

Industrial Electricians are in demand:

Employees with industrial electrical skills are in demand in East Texas.  The Kilgore College Industrial Electrical and ResidentialTechnology Certificate course of study consists of ten courses which prepare individuals for good paying jobs in the manufacturing, industrial and mechanical environments. Skills learned during the course of study include:

  • Installing and troubleshooting single and three phase AC and DC motors
  • Computing circuit sizes
  • Understanding feeders and equipment for motors
  • Reading schematics
  • Identifying industrial switches and pilot devices
  • Installing wiring devices and grounding methods
  • Bending of conduit
  • Calculating the size of conductors, boxes, raceways and fault current

Work with a licensed electrician after 10 courses:

At the completion of the 10-course training sequence of 356-credit hours, graduates will be qualified to enter the job marketplace as an apprentice working under the direction of a licensed electrician. The cost is approximately $3,500.

IRET Courses

IRET Courses

KC’s Industrial and Residential Electrical Technology Certificate consists of nine courses which train students to be job-ready for the manufacturing, industrial, and mechanical environments.  Graduates are qualified to enter the workforce as an apprentice working under the direction of a licensed electrician. 

For more information, please call (903) 983-8288 or e-mail

Fundamentals of Electricity

48 hours, $375
(ELPT 1019 – Fundamentals of Electricity)

This course covers the theory and application of electrical energy.  Topics include AC and DC theory, voltage, current, resistance, power, electrical values for series, parallel and combination circuits, electrical generation, transmission, and distribution and switching. Textbook required.

Kilgore campus:

ELPT 1019.001 Q1
Begins Sept. 3, 2019
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. for 9 days

Electrical Safety

24 hours $175
(IEIR 1040 – Electrical Work Safety Management)

This course covers electrical safety issues for field and plant personnel.  Emphasis is placed on the recognition of potential electrical problems to prevent accidents.  Topics include key regulations, codes and standards of area electrical industries, lock-out/tag-out procedures for electrical equipment, hazard equipment selection, personal protective safeguards and equipment, and flammable/combustible liquid classifications for worksites.

Kilgore campus:

IEIR 1040.001 Q1
Begins, Sept. 18, 2019
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for 5 days

Electrical Printreading

36 hours, $275
(DFTG 1023 – Blueprint Reading for Specific Occupations)

This course is an overview of electrical blueprint reading as it pertains to the applicable sections of the 2017 National Electric Code. Textbook required.

Kilgore campus:

DFTG 1023.001 Q1
Begins Oct. 10, 2019
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for 5 days

National Electric Code

16 hours, $175
(ELPT 1001 – Electric Code)

This course covers minimum requirements for approval of electrical installations specified by the National Electrical Code (NEC).  Emphasis is on the examination of all aspects of electrical installation from the standpoint of safety for personnel and equipment.  Topics covered include applicable NEC articles and sections, conductor calculations, overcurrent protection, and building service equipment.

Kilgore campus:

ELPT 1001.001 Q1
Begins Sept. 26, 2019
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for 3 days

Electrical Controls

24 hours, $225
(ELPT 1002 – Introduction to Electrical Controls)

This course covers the general principles of electrical controls and their components in the electrical power and air conditioning industries.  Topics include reading electrical schematics, identifying industrial switches and pilot devices, and reviewing NEC.  Textbook required.

Kilgore campus:

ELPT 1002.001 Q1
Begins Oct. 2, 2019
8 a.m. – Noon for 5 days

Electrical Motors

48 hours, $375
(IEIR 1006 – Electric Motors)

This hands-on course covers the fundamentals of single phase and three phase alternating current motors and direct current motors.  Topics include operating principles, characteristics, application, selection, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and NEC review.  Textbook required.

Kilgore campus:

IEIR 1006.001 Q1
Begins Oct. 21, 2019
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for 10 days

Residential Wiring

64 hours, $450
(ELPT 1029 – Residential Wiring)

This hands-on course covers wiring methods for single family and multi-family dwellings.  Topics include load calculations, service entrance sizing, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures

Kilgore campus:

ELPT 1029.001 Q1
Begins Nov. 6, 2019
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for 13 days

Industrial Wiring

64 hours, $450
(ELPT 1057 – Industrial Wiring)

This hands-on course covers wiring methods using NEC guidelines for industrial installations.  Topics include computation of circuit sizes, overcurrent protection for the installation of branch circuits, feeders, and service entrance conductors, proper installation of wiring devices, grounding methods, and conduit bending.  Emphasis is on safety requirements.  Textbook required.

Kilgore campus:

ELPT 1057.001 Q2 
Begins Dec. 3, 2019
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for 13 days

Troubleshooting Electrical Systems

48 hours, $375
(EECT 2043 – Troubleshooting and Maintenance)

This course covers the application of troubleshooting techniques to correct electrical system problems.  Textbook may be required.

Kilgore campus:

EECT 2043.001 Q2
Begins Jan. 6, 2020
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for 11 day

For information about Industrial and Residential Electrical Technology:

Brenda Brown
Administrative Assistant
Workforce Development and CE
(903) 983-8288
Woodruff Adult Educ. Center (WDRUF), 104
Martha Woodruff
Workforce Development and CE
(903) 983-8287
Woodruff Adult Education Cntr. (WDRUF), 104