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Mr. Tim Soto

Electrical Technology




timoteo.soto@hcisd.org |  (956) 427-3600 ext.1112


(Apprenticeship Academy) Electrical I, II & Practicum
Mr. Soto Rm-CT112
956-427-3600 Ext.1112
Email:  timoteo.soto@hcisd.org
Conference: A/B days 3rd Period (11.27 a.m. - 12:11 p.m.)
Tutorials: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. M-F
                4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
My Schedule:
Period A Day B Day
1st Blocked Electrical Technology II Electrical Technology II
2nd Electrical Technology I Electrical Technology I
3rd Conference Conference
4th Blocked Electrical Technology II Electrical Technology II
5th Electrical Technology I Electrical Technology I


 Course Description: 

The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster focuses on designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment.  In Electrical Technology I&II, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce as an electrician or building maintenance supervisor, prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction or construction management, or pursue an approved apprenticeship program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills in safety, electrical theory, tools, codes, installation of electrical equipment, conductor installation, installation of electrical services, electric lighting installation, reading of electrical drawings, schematics, and specifications. Students will be encouraged to take plumbing concurrently.

 Recommended prerequisite: Principles of Architecture or Principles of Construction.


 Course Outline: 

  • Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
  • Safety, OSHA, and National Electric Code
  • Conduit bending and installation
  • Identify the issues associated with electrical hazards found on a job site
  • Demonstrates professional standards/employability skills
  • Gain knowledge of the hardware and systems used by an electrician to mount and support boxes, receptacles, and other electrical components.
  • Gain knowledge in selecting, using, and safely maintaining common electrical test equipment
  • Learn the types and applications of raceways, wire-ways, and ducts
  • Learn the types and applications of conductors and wiring techniques
  • Learn electrical symbols and their use in design drawings
  • Learn the electrical devices and wiring techniques used in commercial and industrial construction and maintenance
  • Learn the methods of terminating and splicing conductors
  • Learn the practical application of fuses and circuit breakers
  • Learn the practical applications of contactors and relays
  • Learns the transportation, storage, and setup of cable reels, methods of rigging, and procedures to complete cable pulls in raceways and cable trays
  • Please note that our NCCER industry certifications can only be tested and completed on campus in order to receive any certifications.


Required Materials:           

  • Some sort of a technology devise to access our online courses on Canvas



If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get the work you missed and make it up within one week of the absence.  If you are absent for a test you are responsible for making up the test the next day you return. 


Class Rules:

  1. Work in a conscientious and safe manner. Be a team supporter and help each other out
  2. Be respectful and courteous always (Online and/or Face-to-Face)
  3. Follow Industry, School, and District Policy 

The primary goal is to have a safe, secure, and pleasurable learning environment, which fosters student learning. Respect and courtesy of oneself, teacher, and fellow classmates are also expected. Industry standards and Harlingen High School Student Policy Handbook will be adhered to at all times. 


Class Guidelines and Expectations:

All students are expected to…

  1. RESPECT the instructor, fellow students, and all shop equipment used at all times.
  2. SAFELY participate in the class, laboratory, or outdoor setting in an appropriate manner.
  3. BE IN and ON TIME to class, ready to begin when the bell rings. No bathroom breaks will be given during the 1st 15 minutes of class nor the last 15 minutes of class.
  4. BE PREPARED by bringing required materials and/or wear appropriate clothing in order to complete activities and assignments. No open-toed shoes will be allowed. Bring a change of shoes if need be. If you wear open-toed shoes, you will not be able to participate and will receive a Zero for the day.
  5. USE APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE at all times. (Obscene language, vulgarity, harassment WILL NOT be TOLERATED)
  6. Become ACTIVELY involved in all class activities.
  7. Cell phones will be picked up and secured in a locked cabinet at the beginning of class. As an incentive, you will be provided with an electrical outlet to charge your phone while it is locked in the cabinet. 


  1. Verbal Warning
  2. Student Conference
  3. Parent Phone Call
  4. Office Referral*

*Due to the severity of misbehavior a step may be skipped if needed. 


Grading Policy

Letter grades are assigned as follows:

  • 90-100% = A, 80-89% = B, 70-79% = C, 60% - or below = F

Grades are broken down by the following: Students who cheat or do not meet deadlines will receive a zero on that assignment.

  • Daily Work/Participation - 75%
  • Test – 25%