ELTR - Electrical and Electronics

Alfred State courses are grouped into the following sections:

  • This lecture course introduces a student to the theories, principles, and laws of static and dynamic electricity. Direct and alternating current circuits are studied utilizing the related trade mathematics covering topics such as Ohm's law, resistance, power, inductance, and capacitance. Major emphasis is placed on applying trade related mathematics and analytical reasoning to troubleshooting series, parallel and compound circuits. National Electrical Code requirements and proper techniques for soldering/terminating conductors are covered.

  • Students will apply techniques learned in theory required to make proper terminations and soldered splices. Alternating and direct current circuits are constructed and students will analyze and confirm electrical principles and applicable laws. Emphasis is placed on safety, craftsmanship, correct, and accurate laboratory test procedures using appropriate test equipment such as Volt- Ohm-Millampere Meters (VOM). Schematic drawings are required for each circuit and outside of lab, report and analysis writing is necessary.

  • Students receive hands-on training in the fundamentals of low and line voltage circuit construction. An emphasis is placed on safety, craftsmanship, NEC requirements, circuit planning, and circuit layout using the appropriate cable wiring methods. The correct selection and terminology of electrical components used for assigned circuits is required. Students will also demonstrate proper troubleshooting methodology and usage of test equipment required to find faults and repair electrical circuits. Time will be spent working on actual job sites.

  • This course is designed for the Lineman or Cableman who wishes to pursue a career in the Electrical Trouble and Maintenance Department of an electric utility. Its intent is to ensure a base of knowledge in math and electricity that will allow the student to thrive in more rigorous future coursework in cable testing, fault locating, and troubleshooting techniques. Knowledge of electric distribution systems is assumed.
  • This course is designed for the Lineman or Cableman who wishes to pursue a career in the Electric Trouble and Maintenance Department of an electric utility. Its intent is to ensure a base of knowledge in math and electricity that will allow the student to thrive in more rigorous future coursework in cable testing, fault locating, and troubleshooting techniques. Knowledge of electric distribution systems is assumed.
  • This course is designed to teach the student fundamental principles of electrical theory, related mathematics and an understanding of electrical schematics used in the electric utility industry.
  • This course teaches substation electricians the skills and knowledge necessary for upgrading and improving electric substation reliability in the electric utility industry.
  • This course is designed to teach students the basic skills used by lineman in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy for the electric utility industry.
  • This course is designed to teach the safe work methods used during the maintenance of a transmission system. This course requires extensive work with heavy conductors and materials used in 34kV and 115kV transmission circuits. The student will also learn how to perform energized maintenance work using hot sticks.

  • This course is designed to give new substation personnel the skills necessary to understand, enter and work safely within the substation environment.
  • This course is designed to give new substation personnel the skills necessary to understand, enter and work safely within the substation environment. This knowledge is necessary for wiring circuits, troubleshooting breakers, testing and calibrating protective relays.
  • This course is designed to enable new substation personnel to operate and maintain high voltage components of the transmission and distribution systems of electric utilities. This course will also teach students to take and evaluate the condition of transformer insulating oil and use of the oil pump station.
  • This course is designed to enable new substation personnel the ability to operate and maintain high voltage components of the transmission and distribution systems of electric utilities. This course will be instructed over a two-week period.
  • Understanding and interpretation of the National Electrical Code requirements for residential branch circuits are covered in detail. Practical considerations for the economic and adequate distribution of electrical energy are discussed, as well as the adequacy of circuit design. Reading and interpreting floor plan drawings as they relate to all trades is taught. Power calculations along with all N.E.C. and utility company requirements for the installation of any type of residential service are covered.

  • Substantial time is spent with students working the wiring systems on actual residential homes built off campus. In lab students design, layout, and manufacture every type of bend utilized with conduit raceway systems. Conduit fill calculations are applied as well as utilizing correct methods for installing branch circuit conductors. Students are required to apply the National Electrical Code to all work done in labs and on the outside projects. Major emphasis is placed on safety, craftsmanship, circuit analysis, and troubleshooting of circuit faults.

  • The lab emphasizes the application of the complete wiring system used for residential applications. Students will be required to complete several types of services, such as riser, mast, conduit and cable installations. Students will complete their freshman capstone project, which requires each student to redraw a two story residential home to scale. They will then perform the design work and layout all of the wiring required by the National Electrical Code and ensuring that it will meet the minimum adequacy requirements of a prospective homeowner.

  • This course is designed to build on the Basic Lineman Principles I course. It continues with the basic theory and begins teachings more advanced hands-on skills used by the lineman in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy in the electric utility industry.
  • This course will provide instruction in the applied mathematics, circuit analysis, design, installation, distribution methods, protection, and trouble of single phase and three phase electrical power systems.

  • This course will provide instruction in the applied mathematics, operation, design methodology, installation requirements, and National Electrical Code requirements for Alarm and Special Systems.

  • This course is designed to teach foundational concepts of motors and motor control. Safe work practices and code compliment procedures will be reinforced. The student will be introduced to the basic circuits, devices and components used in their control; advanced circuits of alternating, sequencing, latching, and time delay operations of motor control will be presented. The lab will progressively lead the student to a basic understanding of individual control devices.

  • The course will discuss the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind power generation, installation and maintenance practices. The course content will include the components used in stand- alone systems, grid interconnect systems, and grid connected systems with battery back-up. Areas of focus will be: safe work practices and PPE, site evaluation, system sizing, zoning restrictions, funding resources, and installation practices in accordance with National Electrical Code, Building Code and NABCEP training objectives and requirements.

  • This course is designed to present the origin and evolution of programmable logic controllers. Special emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of Relay ladder Logic (RRL) programming methods and the analysis of circuit operations as well as various applications of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) used in modern industrial applications. Students will receive the necessary hands on experience in lab to be able to design, program, construct, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintenance of all components of a PLC controlled process.

  • This course involves the study of effective process control theory. A systems approach is used in an effort to understand each instrument's function within the system. The course will also examine how pneumatics, hydraulics, Servo motors, and system automation are used in industry today for the manufacturing of products. This course also involves the Practice of “hands on” effective process control theory. A systems approach is used in an effort to understand each instrument's function within the system.

  • This course is designed to build on the Basic Lineman Principles courses. It begins teaching more advanced hands-on skills used by the lineman in a three-phase distribution system in the electric utility industry.
  • This course is designed to teach the work methods used during the safe installation and maintenance of primary conductors in a distribution system. This course requires extensive work with conductors energized at 4 kV and 12 kV.
  • Applied Basic Cable Splicing Principles II is the fourth course in a five-course sequence focusing on the skills needed to work in the underground cable area of electric utility industry. The equipment and materials used in this course provide the most realistic hands-on training available to prepare the student for a career as a cable splicer in the electric utility industry.
  • A student may contract for one to nine credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.