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Construction Technology: Electrical & Plumbing Trades Students

Construction Technology Trades:  Electrical & Plumbing Trades

In today's competitive marketplace, having electrical and plumbing trades skills is in high demand with many career opportunities available. TVCC's Workforce Education Division offers certificate programs in both electrical and plumbing trades through two program pathways in our 'Construction Technology Trades' program. 

Both of these trade programs are 30 semester credit hours, running two (2) consecutive semesters with a certificate of completion awarded.  The Electrical Trades program provides students the foundational knowledge to advance into a Journeyman Electrician apprenticeship in this specific trade career.  The Plumbing Trades program provides the foundational knowledge to advance into either a Tradesman Plumber Limited or Journeyman Plumber apprenticeship program.

A non-credit component that mirrors these trade programs is available for continuing education students. Dual Credit options may also be available.

Our Mission Statement
Offering in-person, online and hybrid classes to meet your busy schedule. Twelve smiling adults of various races and genders standing arm-in-arm.

The Trinity Valley Community College Workforce Education Division's mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities, welcoming people of all ages and experience, helping them to reach their personal and professional potential.  Our programs are geared to meet the ever-changing needs of today's students by offering traditional credit programs, face-to-face skilled classroom and lab programs and courses that can be completed online.

Program Outcomes
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Program Outcomes for Electrical & Plumbing Trades Programs


FAQ 2022-2021

Compensation Expectations for Electrical Trades

(Electrician Journeyman)



Compensation Expectations for Plumbing Trades

(Tradesman Plumber Limited / Plumber Journeyman)



Is there On-the-Job Training?

Apprenticeship Required

Can I Find a Job After I Receive My Certificate of Completion?

Electrical Trades Nationwide (73,300 in Texas)

Plumbing Trades Nationwide (40,260 in Texas)


711,200 jobs available

469,000 jobs available

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How long is the Electrical Trades & Plumbing Trades program?

Each program is two (2) consecutive semesters.  Both programs are awaiting Department of Education approval for financial aid award eligibility.

How much do these programs cost?

Both Electrical & Plumbing Trades Programs cost the same:

In-District:  $3,490*

Out-of-District:  $5,488

Cost Includes:  Tuition, fees, lab fees & required textbooks


*Athens, Brownsboro, Chandler, Crandall, Cross Roads, Eustace,

Frankston, Kaufman, Kemp, LaPoynor, Mabank, Malakoff,

Murchison, Scurry-Rosser, Terrell & Trinidad

What is the program schedule?

Both Electrical & Plumbing Trades programs are held at the Terrell Campus in the evenings, two (2) days a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please check our online Schedule of Classes for class times and details.

Online Schedule of Classes

How many students can be accepted into the program?

We currently accept 18 students in each program every fall semester.

Where do I go to register for the course and find out more information?

Click Here for Admissions & Registration!

Who can I contact for more information about these programs?

Richard Crosby, Division Chair - Business, Career & Technical Programs
(903) 675-6251

Workforce Education Division - Main Athens Campus (903) 675-6232



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