Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician - Student Required Equipment and Supplies

Freshman Equipment List

On the first day of class you will be required to have the supplies listed below for lecture and lab. For your convenience, we will have some of these items available for purchase on campus or you may purchase them at a location of your choice. It is recommended that the students have these tools insured under the parents' or the student's homeowner's insurance.

Supplies available at the campus bookstore

  • Scientific calculator (TI-30Xa will be exclusively used for teaching)
  • Miscellaneous mechanical pencils, pens, and erasers
  • Electrical template TD-1515
  • Letter template TD260v
  • Architectural scale ruler

Required Textbooks: You may visit the Wellsville campus bookstore’s website for prices and ISBN.

Tools (NOT available on campus)

  • New white hard hat (no bump caps, no stickers or markings)
  • Work boots (no sneaker/sneaker type shoes)
  • Digital Multimeter Klein Tools (MM2000 Electrician's Multimeter) (this will be the only brand and model allowed; available locally)
  • Buchanan crimping tool (#C-24)
  • 3/16” x 4” slotted screwdriver
  • 1/4" x 6” slotted screwdriver
  • 1/2" EMT bender with handle (recommend Greenlee 840)
  • #1 x 4” Phillips screwdriver
  • #2 x 4” Phillips screwdriver
  • 8” adjustable wrench
  • Wire stripper (recommend Klein 11055)
  • Crimping Tool (recommend Klein 1010)
  • Claw hammer
  • 9 ½” linemen’s pliers (recommend Klein D213-9NE)
  • 8” needle-nose pliers (recommend Klein D203-8N)
  • 10 ea. 12” alligator clip/test leads (Digi-key Part no. 461-1169-ND
  • Safety glasses with side shields
  • 8” diagonal cutting pliers angled (recommend D2000-48)
  • Low voltage crimp tool (recommend Klein 1001)
  • Tool pouch and work belt
  • Nail pouch for use with tool pouch
  • 6” magnetic level (torpedo)
  • 2’ level
  • Hacksaw and blades (32 teeth per inch)
  • 1/16” x 1/4" twist drill bit set
  • 10” channel-lock adjustable pliers (water pump)
  • Vinyl electrical type
  • Flashlight
  • Speed bore drill set – (3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1, 1 ¼)
  • 7/8” Auger bit –x 6” (round shaft)
  • Folding utility knife (Sheffield 12119) or equivalent
  • 1/2” x 16’ or longer steel tape measure
  • Scratch Awl
  • 6 in 1 tapping tool (6-32, 8-32, 10-32, 1/4-20, 12-24, 10-24)
  • Volt tick tracer pen (recommend Greenlee GT-11)
  • Cordless drill/screw gun (recommend Milwaukee 0624-24) with screwdriver tips

Laptops are recommended but not required.

The following items can be purchased on your own, or for your convenience, we offer contact with local distribution warehouses who will deliver to the campus.

Fall Semester

  • 100 ea. #71B wire nuts, gray, ideal
  • 200 ft. 18/3 cable, doorbell, with outer sheath (solid)
  • 200 ea. staples, low-voltage cable 1/4" x 5/8” insulated
  • 1 box #2006 Buchanan crimp terminals
  • 1 box #2011 Buchanan crimp sleeve
  • 100 ea. #74B wire nuts, yellow, ideal
  • 50 ea. #92 wire nuts, green, ideal
  • 100 ea. combo drive 1” panhead sheet metal screws
  • 2 ea. Heath Zenith 172C-A wired doorbell chime 2.5- Inch Bell, Silver
  • 1 ea. doorbell surface mount, push button (Heath Zenith VSRP)
  • 1 ea. Lighted doorbell, push button surface mount, (Heath Zenith 715G)
  • 1 ea. low-voltage multi-tap transformer with 3 voltage outputs (Heath Zenith 125C)
  • 1 ea. Two-tone chime (front/back) (Heath Zenith 95B-B)
  • 100 ea. #76B wire nuts, red, ideal
  • 200 ea. staples rated for 14/3 NM-B cable
  • 250 ft. 14/2 WG-NM-B non-metallic cable
  • 250 ft. 4/3 WG-NM-B non-metallic cable
  • 100 ea. 6/32 x ¾ combo head machine screws
  • 100 ea. 8/32 x ¾ combo head machine screws
  • (50 ea.) green grounding screw (5/16” combo head)
  • (25 ea.) green grounding clip

Spring Semester

  • 100 ft. 1/2” trade size EMT (conduit)
  • 500 ft. #14 A.W.G. solid copper, THHN/THWN, white insulation
  • 500 ft. #14 A.W.G. solid copper, THHN/THWN, black insulation
  • 4 ea. ½” male adapters PVC
  • 500 ft. #14 A.W.G. solid copper THHN /THWN red insulation
  • 20 ft. ½” schedule 40 PVC conduit
  • 1 ea. 15amp 120V GFCI (any color)
  • 10 ea. Type F compression connectors Ideal cat # 92-651
  • 1 ea. Cutler hammer single pole 15 amp breaker Cat # CH115
  • 2 ea. Keyless plastic lamp holders
  • 10 ea. Cat 5 modular plugs Ideal Cat # 85-346

It is required that you have the necessary tools upon arrival at class as you will be starting lab project work on the first day of class. Lack of proper tools could mean suspension from all lab activity until items are available. All tools and equipment should be marked with your name.

Safety Rules: (State Law)

  1. Required regular safety glasses with proper side shields, safety goggles over eye glasses, or side shield for prescription glasses with safety lenses for all operations in the laboratory. You may be asked to provide documentation on prescription safety lenses.
  2. Sneakers and/or tennis shoes are NOT allowed at the construction site or lab because of greater danger of foot injury. A heavy soled work boot is required.

Senior Equipment List

In addition to the tools that were required freshman year, the following items are required when you begin your senior year.

  • ½” and ¾” bending shoe for EMT with common handle – Ideal or Greenlee preferred
  • #14 solid THHN 500’ rolls each (1 black, 1 blue, 1 red, 1 white, 1 green)
  • 100’ ½” EMT and 100’ ¾” EMT
  • Master Lock safety lockout hasp 1 ½” x ¾”
  • Keyed padlock with two (2) keys
  • #16 Stranded – BLK – for control wiring 500’
  • Brady wire marker/label set or equivalent
  • 30’ intermediate metal or rigid metal conduit
  • 100’ 18/4 low voltage wire
  • 50 ea – Blue Spade solder less connectors (14-16 stud size 10)
  • 1 roll (500’) #16 white THHN stranded wire
  • Insulated spade terminals (blue) wire range 14-16 stud size 8-10 (bag of 50)
  • **DLO5 PLC (model #DO-05AR)
  • **D2-DSCBL (programming cable)

Please note that these items will not be available through the campus bookstore and may be purchased locally if desired.

**These items can be found at www.automationdirect.com or call 1-800-633-0405 for further information on cost and availability.

Required Textbooks

Motor Control and PLC

  • Electrical Motors & Control Systems, Author: Petruzella, Publisher: Career Education (latest edition)
  • Activities Manual, Elec. Motors & Control Systems (w/ CD), Author: Petruzella, Publisher: Career Education (latest edition)
  • Programmable Logic Controls (latest edition), Author: Petruzella, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Programmable Logic Controls Activities Manual (latest edition), Author: Petruzella, Publisher: Career Education

Power Systems

  • Standard Textbook of Electricity, Author: Herman, Publisher: Delmar Cengage (latest edition)
  • NEC handbook 2011 Edition, Author: National Fire Protection Assoc., Publisher: Delmar Cengage (latest ed.)
  • Electrical Wiring Industrial, Author: Smith, Publisher: Delmar Cengage (latest edition)

You may visit the Alfred State bookstore for ISBN numbers and costs and/or to place an order.