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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5317
Building Systems Technology Department
Williams Hall, Room 125, (518) 629-7275

The mission of the Electrical Construction and Maintenance Department is to provide a program of study that enables students to develop the academic skills and practical techniques required for them to seek entry into any area of the electrical industry.

This program prepares students to enter the construction and/or industrial and manufacturing workplace with knowledge and skill levels in four principle areas: residential, commercial and industrial installations; transformers; motors and motor control; and programmable controllers, variable frequency drives and industrial electronics. The course of study is offered during four terms and covers core studies in electrical circuits, theory and the mathematics necessary to plan, install, troubleshoot, test and maintain electrical systems. The National Electrical Code and safe working practices serve as the foundation for each course in the program.

The first two terms provide foundation studies in DC and AC electrical theory, and construction wiring installation practices. These studies involve both "hands-on" workshop/laboratory activities, as well as classroom presentations. The “hands-on” coursework includes an in-depth study of residential and commercial wiring systems coupled with instruction in the use of diagnostic test equipment and troubleshooting techniques.

The third and fourth terms build upon these core courses and continue with “hands-on” training and a theoretical background in three phase transformer connections, AC motors, industrial motor control, industrial electronics, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and variable frequency drives (VFDs), while gaining valuable troubleshooting techniques.

The Electrical Construction and Maintenance A.O.S. degree fulfills the related instruction component of the state certified apprenticeship program for construction and plant maintenance electrician.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of any math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Additional math courses recommended. Spring entrance will require additional semesters to complete the program. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $535.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 101 College Forum** (1)
ECMN 101
Direct Current Theory 4
ECMN 102
Alternating Current Theory 4
ECMN 111
Direct Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 112
Alternating Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 121
Residential Construction Wiring 4
ECMN 122
Commercial Construction Wiring 4
ECMN 131
Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I 2
ECMN 132
Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II 2
ECMN 135 Workplace Safety 2
ECMN 140 Labor Relations 2
ECMN 200 Trade Skills Development 1
ECMN 203
Transformers and Motors 4
ECMN 204
Industrial Motor Control Theory 4
ECMN 205
Automation Technology 4
ECMN 206
Instrumentation and Process Controls 4
ECMN 213
Transformer and Motor Laboratory 1
ECMN 214
Industrial Motor Control Laboratory 1
ECMN 215
Automation Technology Laboratory 2
ECMN 216
Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory 2
ECMN 223
Industrial Wiring 4
ECMN 224
Industrial Motor Control Wiring 4
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
MATH 106
Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
 
Total Credits Required
63

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
** Required of first-time, full-time students

Part-time evening study
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

ECMN 101
Direct Current Theory 4
ECMN 102
Alternating Current Theory 4
ECMN 111
Direct Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 112
Alternating Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 131
Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I 2
ECMN 132
Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II 2
ECMN 135 Workplace Safety 2
ECMN 140 Labor Relations 2
ECMN 171
Residential Construction Wiring, Pt. I 2
ECMN 172
Residential Construction Wiring, Pt. II 2
ECMN 173
Commercial Construction Wiring, Pt. I 2
ECMN 174
Commercial Construction Wiring, Pt. II 2
ECMN 200 Trade Skills Development 1
ECMN 205
Automation Technology 4
ECMN 206
Instrumentation and Process Controls 4
ECMN 215
Automation Technology Laboratory 2
ECMN 216
Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory 2
ECMN 255
Transformers and Motors, Pt. I 2
ECMN 256
Transformers and Motors, Pt. II 2
ECMN 257
Industrial Motor Control Theory, Pt. I 2
ECMN 258
Industrial Motor Control Theory, Pt. II 2
ECMN 265
Transformers & Motor Lab, Pt. I 0.5
ECMN 266
Transformers & Motor Lab, Pt. II 0.5
ECMN 267
Industrial Motor Control Lab, Pt. I 0.5
ECMN 268
Industrial Motor Control Lab, Pt. II 0.5
ECMN 275
Industrial Wiring, Pt. I 2
ECMN 276
Industrial Wiring, Pt. II 2
ECMN 277
Indust. Motor Control Wiring, Pt. I 2
ECMN 278
Indust. Motor Control Wiring, Pt. II 2
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
MATH 106
Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
 
Total Credits Required
63