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Electrical Technology Program

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A partnership between Tomball ISD and Lone Star College Creekside Center

Attention Class of 2022 Seniors, if you have been fascinated by electricity, then you might want to look at a career as an electrician. Electricians enjoy one of the higher-paid specialty field salaries with a solid future as America becomes more dependent on consistent and well-maintained supplies of electricity.  
 
Electrical Technology Occupational Skills Certificate Essential Information:
  • One-year program offered at Lone Star College-Creekside Center in place of 6th and 7th periods
    • Students would leave their home campus after lunch and 5th-period Monday-Friday
    • Students must provide their own transportation
    • Students would receive workforce dual-credit (after completing the full-year program, students would receive 2 high school credits with weighted GPA and 15 hours of workforce dual-credit from Lone Star College)
    • Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded an Electrical Technology Occupational Skills Certificate
  • Students will be prepared to enter the workforce quickly
  • This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied towards 
    • Electrical Technology Certificate Level I
    • Electrical Technology Certificate Level II
    • Electrical Technology AAS Degree
  • Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive dual credit
    • Students will incur no tuition costs, they will only pay the course fees!
    • Fall 2021 Total -        $125 
    • Spring 2022 Total -   $125 
  • Enrollment is limited, application info below in the FAQs!  Only 9 Spots Available!!!
  1. How does the program work?

The Electrical Technology program will meet at the Lonestar College Creekside campus at 8747 West New Harmony Trail, Tomball, TX 77375 (next to Creekview Elementary School).  This one-year program will enable students to earn 2 high school credits and 15 hours of workforce dual credit from Lone Star College.  Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded an Electrical Technology Occupational Skills Certificate.  The college courses are:

    • ELPT 1311 Basic Electrical Theory
    • ELPT 1321 Intro to Electrical Safety and Tools
    • ELPT 1325 National Electrical Code I
    • ELPT 1315 Electrical Calculations I
    • ELPT 1329 Residential Wiring

  1. Who is eligible to participate in this program?  

Students that will be seniors at either Tomball High School or Tomball Memorial High School during the 21-22 school year are eligible to apply for the program.

  1. How many students will be admitted into the Electrical Technology program? 

Due to limited lab capacity at Lone Star Creekside as a result of COVID-19, Tomball ISD is limited to nine total students in the Electrical Technology program. 

  1. When does the class meet?

The schedule is still being finalized, but the tentative plans are for each student to have lunch and participate in 5th period at their home campus before reporting to the Lone Star Creekside campus from approximately 1:15-2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Dual credit courses that are taught on the college campus follow the Lone Star College calendar.  Therefore, this fall semester for this class would begin on or about Monday, August 30, 2021, and conclude on approximately Friday, December 19, 2021.  The spring semester is projected to run from Tuesday, January 18 - Friday, May 13, 2022.

  1. Will transportation be provided?

No. Students must provide transportation from their home campus to the college campus.

  1. Who will teach the course?

The course instructor will be an employee of Lone Star College Creekside.

  1. Will my student receive grades at the end of the 1st and 3rd 9-week grading periods, or will they only get report cards each semester?

In accordance with Lone Star College grading guidelines, students will only receive grades at the end of each semester.

  1. Will there be differences in the Tomball ISD and Lone Star College school calendar?

Yes, there will be times that Tomball ISD schools are closed for staff development days during the school year, and Lone Star College is in session, and students enrolled in the program will be expected to be in attendance at Lone Star College.  Please check the Tomball ISD 2021-22 school year calendar.

  1. Will my student be able to participate in extracurricular activities?

Yes, students are able to participate in extracurricular activities if enrolled in this program.  However, students will be off-campus at the end of the day for their courses at Lone Star College Creekside Center. 

  1. How much does the course cost?

Students are responsible for $125 per semester in order to participate in the program. These fees are due PRIOR to the first instructional day of each semester.   

  1. If my student is interested in applying, what is the application process?

Students can access the application by clicking on the button below and submitting the form.  Once accepted to the program, all students and parents will have an opportunity for a one-on-one information session with program leadership.

  1. What is the selection process?

All students who apply online, must submit the google form by Wednesday, June 9th, and will be placed on an eligible applicant list.  All students on the eligible applicant list will be selected from a blind lottery system.