Electrical Helper

Electrical Helper

Workforce Skills Award


A Hispanic female in safety gear looks over a wiring box

Program Overview

The Electrical Helper program offers intensive career preparation through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice.

The Electrical Trades area is a highly sought after construction trade and listed on the Workforce Solutions Target Occupations List showing a need of 1,435 jobs, and Projections Central shows an estimated growth rate for electrician jobs in Texas at 14.07%.

Students in the program will learn safety rules, regulations, and basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Additionally students will receive an introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the code.

Course offerings

  • Fall, Summer, and Spring 16-week sessions

Course schedule

Course Code Course Name
ELPT 1021 Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools
ELPT 1011 Basic Electrical Theory
ELPT 1025 National Electrical Code I


Receiving Academic Credit Hours

All courses in the Electrical Helper Workforce Skills Award (WSA) program have the option to be converted to credit hours using a Petition to Record Credit form and all courses lead into the Del Mar College Instrumentation pathway including the Electrician, Associate of Applied Science.

Admissions Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED not required
  • Recommended minimum of 9th grade level math and reading knowledge

Program cosT

Tuition: $406 per class
Textbooks:
  • REA's Handbook of Basic Electricity, ISBN: 978-0878914203
  • National Electrical Code 2020, ISBN: 978-1455922970

Academic pathway

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Take the Next Step!

Upon completion, Del Mar College students can advance their skills by taking credit courses toward the following "stackable" credentials:

Page last updated January 6, 2023.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-2122
1-800-652-3357 (Option #5)

Location:
3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411