Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician

AOS Degree – Code #0498

Jeffrey Stevens, Program Coordinator

Email address: stevenjs@alfredstate.edu

This program provides in-depth instruction in the theories and principles of electricity. Principles of operation for electrical devices and equipment, and correct and safe operation of tools are covered. The student will study and learn to interpret and apply the requirements of the National Electric Code for designing electrical layouts, installation methods, and the maintenance, trouble shooting, and repair of electrical circuits and equipment.

During their two years of study, students will receive instruction and hands-on training in the laboratory for the following areas of specialization.

Practical (hands-on) application of the classroom theory is the main emphasis of the laboratory work. Electrical construction and maintenance electrician students assist in the design and installation of the electrical installations of many projects both on and off campus. Approximately one-third of lab time is spent on actual work sites, gaining real-life work experience.

Senior electrical students create completely automated projects in the lab using PLCs, pneumatics, electronics, and process controls.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Read, interpret, and apply technical information from the National Electrical Code.

Perform basic and complex mathematical equations as they apply to the electrical trade.

Perform layout, design and installation for commercial and industrial wiring systems.

Perform entry level layout, design, and installation of residential wiring systems.

Apply combined knowledge to perform maintenance and troubleshooting procedures within the electrical trade.

Students will develop an understanding to efficiency, design , and NEC requirements as pertaining to renewable energy systems.

Design, size, lay-out, and select equipment for the electrical systems within a residential dwelling.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Summer internships are available to selected students through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Village of Wellsville Electric Department, and RADEC Corporation in Rochester, allowing students to gain additional, valuable trade experience.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State electrical construction and maintenance electrician graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

The following local chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have signed articulation agreements with the electrical construction and maintenance electrician program at Alfred State.

The above IBEW Locals have agreed to award qualified graduates from Alfred State's electrical construction and maintenance electrician program, advanced placement in their apprenticeship programs. The degree of advanced placement to be awarded will be determined after review by the joint apprenticeship committee and after all conditions of the joint apprenticeship standards have been met.

Upon successful completion of this program, students may continue in Alfred State's BBA program in technology management.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Designer

Installer

Construction site electrician

Electrical estimator

Electrical inspector

PLC programmer

Salesperson

Electrical trade union or non-union apprentice

Electric motor control technician

Private contractor (residential, commercial)

Industrial maintenance electrician

Technical field representative

Wholesale representative

Electrical technician

Wind turbine technician/installer

Photovoltaic Technician/Installer

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 82 percent are employed; 18 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Building Trades: Building Construction

Electrical Engineering Technology

Electromechanical Engineering Technology

SCHOLARSHIPS

Margaret Pfuntner Scholarship (awarded to a third-semester student)

Joseph & Carmella Saccone Memorial Scholarship

Electrical/Electronic Scholarship

Matthew Burzycki Memorial Scholarship

ALSTOM Power Inc./Air Preheater Scholarship

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: Algebra; good writing and reading comprehension skills

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Applicants in the electrical construction and maintenance electrician program must meet the following physical requirements:

Must be able to visually translate information on analog or digital meters and other test equipment.

Must be able to lift 50 pounds to eye level.

Must be able to communicate orally with a person six-10 feet away.

Must be able to read and decipher information found in technical manuals.

Must be able to adhere to and perform all safety requirements.

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Electrician - AOS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ELTR

1156

Residential Wiring I

6

ELTR

1166

Res. Wiring Lab I A

6

ELTR

1176

Res. Wiring Lab I B

6

18

Second

ELTR

2156

Residential Wiring II

6

ELTR

2166

Res. Wiring Lab II A

6

ELTR

2176

Res. Wiring Lab II B

6

18

Third

ELTR

3156

Electrical Power Systems

6

ELTR

3326

Magnetic Motor Controls

6

ELTR

3306

Alarms & Special Systems

6

18

Fourth

ELTR

3336

Photovoltaic & Wind Turbine Systems

6

ELTR

3356

Programmable Controls for Industrial Automation

6

ELTR

3366

Industrial Automation & Process Control

6

18

Note: Seniors will rotate through the six courses listed in the third and fourth semesters. These six are taught both semesters.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.