Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician

AOS Degree – Code #0498

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

1 & 3 Motors

Photovoltaic Systems

Hydraulics

Wind Turbine Systems

Hazardous Location Wiring

Process Measurements

Pneumatics

 

Sustainable Energy

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

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.

IBEW Local 86, Rochester

IBEW Local 237, Niagara Falls

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.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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: