Course series offered for electricians preparing for state exam

09.25.2014 | By

San Jacinto College will offer a series of courses for electricians who are planning to take the state electrical exam.

Electricians may take one or all three of the courses to properly prepare for their state exam. Each course will be held on Saturdays between Oct. 2014 and April 2015, and will include 36 hours of instruction.

The Electrical Exam Preparation course starts on Oct. 4 and is designed for an apprentice, maintenance, and journeyman preparing for the state exam. The course covers the electrical theory, code calculations, and interpretations applicable to becoming a maintenance, journeyman, and master electrician. It emphasizes residential, commercial, and industrial installations using the current edition of the National Electric Code (NEC) and local ordinances.

The Electrical Code Study course also starts on Oct. 4 and is designed for electricians to gain skills and knowledge about the code and practical application. The course covers the Article 430, motors; Article 440, air-conditioning; Article 450, transformers, code calculations, and code interpretations. It emphasizes installations using the current edition of the NEC and local ordinances.

Electrical Calculation Study starts on Oct. 11 and concentrates on the study of mathematical applications to solve problems in Ohm's Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, and power factor corrections. This will include electrical theory, small code calculations, and interpretations applicable to becoming a maintenance, residential, and journeyman electrician.

Each course is $185 and is available through the San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development division. To register, visit For additional information, contact Dr. J.D. Taliaferro at 281-478-3687 or email

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This noncredit division of the College provides training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides participants with open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding. For more information, call 281-476-1838.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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