CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NORTH TEXAS

972-574-5200

 
Scheduled Courses
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
** CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
         
 
Legend: M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, DFWEC=DFW Education Center, NLC=North Lake College Main Campus, Online=Web Based Course
 
Course Details
 
Basic Controls
Type of Class: Short Term
 
6 Sessions/24 Hours
This is an introductory course into the understanding of basic control circuits. Installation of control circuits ranging from light switches to more complex systems with relays, start and stop controls, motor starters, safety switch devices of many types, timers, etc. We will review common terms, symbols and methods of various basic control installations.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Commercial Wiring
Type of Class: Semester
 
8 Sessions/32 Hours
Commercial wiring methods. Includes overcurrent protection, hand bending techniques, panel board installation, proper grounding techniques, device installations, lighting installations, related national electric code requirements, wiring and associated safety procedures.
PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical I - A
Type of Class: Semester
 
14 Sessions/80 Hours

Prerequisite: English or Spanish Math Test or Applied Construction Math Class, and English or Spanish Reading Test and ESL Placement Test if tests are taken in Spanish.

All testing must be completed no later than Friday August 19, 2022.
The course topics are: Build Your Future in Construction, Occupational Overview (The Electrical Industry), Basic Safety, Safety for Electricians, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Hand Bending, Device Boxes, Introduction to Basic Rigging, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Electrical Circuit, Electrical Test Equipment, Basic Communication Skills, and Basic Employability Skills.
Note 1: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC edition.
Note 2: All Electrical students are required to attend one (1) additional 4 hour class.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Applied Construction Math I
OR Test: TABE Math - English
OR Test: TABE Math - Spanish
MANDATORY
Course: English as a Second Language I
OR Course: English as a Second Language II
OR Course: English as a Second Language III
OR Test: TABE Reading - English
OR Test: TABE Reading - Spanish
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical I - B
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

The course topics are Electrical Theory; Introduction to Materials Handling; Introduction to National Electrical Code; Wireways, Raceways, and Fittings; Conductors and Cables; Introduction to Construction Drawings; Basic Electrical Construction Documents; and Residential Wiring.
For students enrolling in Electrical I-A in Spring 2022 they will need to enroll in Electrical I-B as well; these are run simutaneously.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Electrical I - A
OR Test: Electrical I-A
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical II - A
Type of Class: Semester
 
16 Sessions/80 Hours

Prerequisite: Electrical I-B
The course topics are: Alternating Current, Motors: Theory & Application, Electrical Lighting, Conduit Bending, Pull and Junction Boxes, and Conductor Installations.
Note 1: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC edition.
Note 2: All students are required to attend one (1) additional 4 hour class.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Electrical I - B
OR Course: Electrical I Doubletime
OR Course: Electrical I - B Spanish
OR Test: Electrical Placement
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical II - B
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

The course topics are Cable Tray; Conduit Bending; Conductor Terminations and Splices; Grounding and Bonding; Circuit Breakers and Fuses; and Control Systems and Fundamental Concepts.
Note: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC edition.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Electrical II - A
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical III - A
Type of Class: Semester
 
17 Sessions/80 Hours

Prerequisite: Electrical II-B
The course topics: are Load Calculations (Branch and Feeders Circuits), Conductor Selection and Calculations, Practical Applications of Lighting, Hazardous Locations, and Overcurrent Protection.
Note: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC edition.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Electrical II - B
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical III - B
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

The course topics are Distribution Equipment; Transformers; Commercial Electrical Services; Motors Calculations; Voice, Data, and Video; and Motor Controls.
Note: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC edition.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Electrical III - A
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical IV - A
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

Prerequisite: Electrical III-B
This level is crucial for Journeyman Exam Preparation. Course topics are: Load Calculations (Feeders & Services), Health Care Facilities, Standby & Emergency Systems, Basic Electronic Theory, and Fire Alarm Systems.
Note: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC edition.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Electrical III - B
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical IV - B
Type of Class: Semester
 
18 Sessions/80 Hours

This level is crucial for Journeyman Exam Preparation. Course topics are are: Specialty Transformers, Advanced Controls, HVAC Controls, Heat Tracing and Freeze Protection, Motor Operation and Maintenance, Medium Voltage Terminations/Splices, Special Locations, Fundamentals of Crew Leadership; Unit 5- Raceway and box Calculations- Part A- Raceway sizing, Insulated conductors- Chapter 9 tables 5 and 8, raceway properties and sizing, annex C, Part B- outlet box fill, sizing boxes for conductors. Part C- Pull and Junction boxes- sizing requirements; Unit 6-Part A- Conductor sizing and Protection- Conductor insulation, conductor sizes, equipment terminal ratings. Part B- conductor ampacity, ambient temperature corrections, rooftop installations, current carrying conductors, conductor sizing, feeder tap rules. Unit 8- Motor and A/C calculations- Part A- Motor calculations- scope of article 430, motor full load currents, motor nameplates, branch circuit sizing, feeder conductor sizing, overcurrent protection, overload protection sizing, short circuit and ground fault protection.
Note: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC edition.

PREREQUISITE:
MANDATORY
Course: Electrical IV - A
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical Journeyman Prep
Type of Class: Semester
 
12 Sessions/48 Hours

Prerequisite (all are required): (1) At least three years experience in Electrical Trade. (2) Basic math skills with ability to solve simple algebraic equations.
This class will consist of: an intensive NEC review of Services and Service Equipment, Wiring Methods and Installation, Cabinets, Panelboards, Switchboards, Boxes and Conduit Bodies, Conductors, Motors and Generators, Utilization Equipment and Devices, Special Occupancies and Uses, Ambient Temperature and Other Conductor Derating Factors, Low Voltage Systems NEC requirements, and Hazardous locations.
Note: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC edition.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **
 
 
Electrical Master Prep
Type of Class: Semester
 
13 Sessions/52 Hours

Prerequisite (all are required): (1) At least three years experience in Electrical Trade and preferably some classroom hours. (2) Basic math skills with ability to solve simple algebraic equations.
This class will consist of: an intensive NEC review of Services and Service Equipment, Wiring Methods and Installation, Conductors, Special Occupancies and Uses, Ambient Temperature Derating, Electrical Calculations of Single Family, Multi-Family and Two Family Dwellings, and Electrical Calculations of Commercial Structures (i.e. Schools, Offices, Stores, Banks, Marinas, etc.).
Note: Students must have a copy of the 2020 NEC Edition.

PREREQUISITE:
no prerequisites
CLASS FEE:
no classes in semester 
MATERIALS:
to be determined
CURRENT CLASS SESSIONS:
Course Instructor Day Lang Start Time End Time Start Date End Date Loc
  ** CLASSES FOR THIS COURSE ARE SCHEDULED IN AN UPCOMING SEMESTER **