The Electrical Construction and Maintenance degree prepares you to enter a career with knowledge and skill in four areas: residential, commercial and industrial installations; transformers; motors and motor control; and industrial electronics.
You will learn about electrical circuits, as well as the theory and mathematics necessary to plan and install electrical systems. Upon graduation, you will have more than 750 hours of hands-on experience.
This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.
This program is offered by the Building Systems Technology Department.
Entrance and Course Requirements
- Provides extensive hands-on training in residential, commercial and industrial environments.
- Offers quality instruction, bringing field knowledge, practices and experience to the classroom.
- Utilizes state-of-the-art facilities.
- Draws open established relationships with industry leaders, providing students with the latest technology and lucrative job opportunities.
- Gives students the opportunity to earn an associate's degree in a curriculum in which all the courses are electricity related.
- Graduates of the program are prepared to continue in the college's PV Installation or Wind Technician certificate programs.
- The degree fulfills the related instruction component of the state certified apprenticeship program for construction and plant maintenance electricians.
Program can be completed by attending entirely in the evening.
Graduates of this program often have choices of employment in multiple fields, including construction, manufacturing, the utility industry, communications, semiconductor manufacturing and industrial controls.
Program graduates have found work as a: Residential Electrician, Commercial or Industrial Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Estimator, Security and Alarm Installer; Electrical Control Assembler; Power Company Lineman; Telephone Company Installer; Renewable Energy (Wind/Photovoltaic) Installer.
Recent employers include: Albany Engineering; Allied Barton Security; Ambrose Electric; Amtrak; Armored Solutions; AVG; Bills Appliance Repair; Burrows Paper Mill; Central Hudson Gas and Electric; CNY Electric; College of St. Rose; Comalli Group; Con Edison; CorPay; CSX Railroad; EIC, Inc.; Events About Town; Freihofer Baking Company; G. A. S. Electric; Gable Electric; General Electric; George Martin Electric; and GlobalFoundries.
Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Electrician, $51,880; Electronics Installers and Repairers, $55,160; Machinery Maintenance Worker, $48,410.
The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.
For more information regarding this program, please contact:
Building Systems Technology Department
Williams Hall, Room 125
For more information about admission to this program, please contact:
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223