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Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician
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.
- Residential Wiring
- Magnetic Motor & Circuit Control
- Raceway Systems
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
- Lighting Systems
- Industrial/Commercial Wiring
- Alarm Systems
- Single & 3-Phase Electrical Power Systems
- 1ø & 3ø Motors
- Hazardous Location Wiring
- Process Measurements
- Wind turbine installation design, installation, and maintenance
- Photo Voltaic installation design, installation, and maintenance
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.
- 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.
Recommended: Algebra; good writing and reading comprehension skills
The Margaret Pfuntner Scholarship is awarded to a third-semester student.
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 all and perform all safety requirements.
- Offers hands-on training in residential, commercial, and industrial wiring.
- Students learn:
- Drawing interpretation
- National Electrical Code
- Layout and design
- Freshmen perform all wiring tasks on a house that is built by the College; the senior year focuses on commercial and industrial electrical systems.
- Scholarships: The Margaret Pfuntner Scholarship is awarded to a third-semester student.
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.
Summer internships are available to selected students through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Village of Wellsville Electric Department, and Kodak in Rochester, allowing students to gain additional, valuable trade experience.
- Electrical Trade Union or Non-Union Apprentice
- Electric Motor Control Technician
- Construction Site Electrician
- Private Contractor (Residential, Commercial)
- Electrical Estimator
- Industrial Maintenance Electrician
- Electrical Inspector
- Technical Field Representative
- PLC Programmer
- Wholesale Representative
- Electrical Technician
- Wind Turbine Technician/Installer
- Photovoltaic Technician/Installer
Alfred State electrical construction and maintenance electrician graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.
The following local chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have signed articulation agreements with the electrical construction and maintenance technician program at Alfred State College.
- IBEW Local 86, Rochester
- IBEW Local 237, Niagara Falls
- IBEW Local 139, Elmira
- IBEW Local 241, Ithaca
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.
Students receive 1,800 hours of practical experience and classroom training in their two years at the Wellsville campus. Approximately 1,400 hours are hands-on lab work. Classes start at 8 a.m. and end at 2:50 p.m. each day.
|ELTR||1156||Residential Wiring I||6|
|ELTR||1166||Res Wiring Lab I A||6|
|ELTR||1176||Res Wiring Lab I B||6|
|ELTR||2156||Residential Wiring II||6|
|ELTR||2166||Res Wiring Lab II A||6|
|ELTR||2176||Res Wiring Lab II B||6|
|ELTR||3156||Electrical Power Systems||6|
|ELTR||3326||Magnetic Motor Controls||6|
|ELTR||3306||Alarms & Special Systems||6|
|ELTR||3336||Photovoltaic & Wind Turbine Systems||6|
|ELTR||3356||Programmable Controls for Industrial Automation||6|
|ELTR||3366||Industrial Automation and Process Controls||6|
Note: Seniors will rotate through the six courses listed in the third and fourth semesters. These six are taught both semesters.
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