Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician
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.
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.
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.
Construction site electrician
Electrical trade union or non-union apprentice
Electric motor control technician
Private contractor (residential, commercial)
Industrial maintenance electrician
Technical field representative
Wind turbine technician/installer
Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 82 percent are employed; 18 percent transferred to continue their education.
Building Trades: Building Construction
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Margaret Pfuntner Scholarship (awarded to a third-semester student)
Joseph & Carmella Saccone Memorial Scholarship
Matthew Burzycki Memorial Scholarship
ALSTOM Power Inc./Air Preheater Scholarship
Recommended: Algebra; good writing and reading comprehension skills
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
Residential Wiring I
Res. Wiring Lab I A
Res. Wiring Lab I B
Residential Wiring II
Res. Wiring Lab II A
Res. Wiring Lab II B
Electrical Power Systems
Magnetic Motor Controls
Alarms & Special Systems
Photovoltaic & Wind Turbine Systems
Programmable Controls for Industrial Automation
Industrial Automation & Process Control
Note: Seniors will rotate through the six courses listed in the third and fourth semesters. These six are taught both semesters.
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.