Bradley Thompson, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
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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. You will study and learn to interpret and apply the requirements of the National Electric Code for designing electrical layouts, installation methods, and the maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical circuits and equipment.
Practical (hands-on) application of the classroom theory is the main emphasis of the laboratory work. As an electrical construction and maintenance electrician student, you will 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.
In your senior year, you will create completely automated projects in the lab using PLCs, pneumatics, electronics, and process controls.
Alfred State electrical construction and maintenance electrician graduates may enter directly into the construction supervision BTech or technology management BBA degree program. Graduates who have credit for freshman composition, statistics, literature, history, and speech may complete the baccalaureate program in two additional years; others may complete the program in two-and-one-half years.
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|
Employment and continuing education rate of 98 percent – 84 percent are employed; 14 percent continued their education.
Recommended: Algebra; good writing and reading comprehension skills
Applicants in the electrical construction and maintenance electrician program must meet the following physical requirements:
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|ELTR||1156||Residential Wiring I||6|
|ELTR||1166||Residential Wiring Lab IA||6|
|ELTR||1176||Residential Wiring Lab IB||6|
|ELTR||2156||Residential Wiring II||6|
|ELTR||2166||Residential Wiring Lab IIA||6|
|ELTR||2176||Residential Wiring Lab II B||6|
|ELTR||3156||Electrical Power Systems||6|
|ELTR||3326||Magnetic Motor Controls||6|
|ELTR||3306||Alarms and Special Systems||6|
|ELTR||3336||Photovltc & Wind Trbn Systm In||6|
|ELTR||3356||Prgrmble Cntrls for Ind Autotn||6|
|ELTR||3366||Ind Automtn & Process Controls||6|
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.