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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5317
Interim Chairperson: Phillip P. White
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

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 101 College Forum (1)
ECMN 101 Direct Current Theory 4
ECMN 111 Direct Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 121 Residential Construction Wiring 4
ECMN 131 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I 2
ECMN 135 Workplace Safety 2
MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Term Total 16
SECOND TERM
ECMN 102 Alternating Current Theory 4
ECMN 112 Alternating Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 122 Commercial Construction Wiring 4
ECMN 132 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II 2
ECMN 140 Labor Relations 2
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
  Term Total 16
THIRD TERM
ECMN 200 Trade Skills Development 1
ECMN 203 Transformers and Motors 4
ECMN 205 Automation Technology 4
ECMN 213 Transformer and Motor Laboratory 1
ECMN 215 Automation Technology Laboratory 2
ECMN 223 Industrial Wiring 4
  Term Total 16
FOURTH TERM
ECMN 204 Industrial Motor Control Theory 4
ECMN 206 Instrumentation and Process Controls 4
ECMN 214 Industrial Motor Control Laboratory 1
ECMN 216 Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory 2
ECMN 224 Industrial Motor Control Wiring 4
  Term Total 15


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: Part I 2
ECMN 172 Residential Construction Wiring: Part II 2
ECMN 173 Commercial Construction Wiring: Part I 2
ECMN 174 Commercial Construction Wiring: Part 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: Part I 2
ECMN 256 Transformers and Motors: Part II 2
ECMN 257 Industrial Motor Control Theory: Part I 2
ECMN 258 Industrial Motor Control Theory: Part II 2
ECMN 265 Transformers & Motor Lab: Part I 0.5
ECMN 266 Transformers & Motor Lab: Part II 0.5
ECMN 267 Industrial Motor Control Lab: Part I 0.5
ECMN 268 Industrial Motor Control Lab, Pt. II 0.5
ECMN 275 Industrial Wiring: Part I 2
ECMN 276 Industrial Wiring: Part II 2
ECMN 277 Indust. Motor Control Wiring: Part I 2
ECMN 278 Indust. Motor Control Wiring: Part II 2
MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
  Total Credits Required 63


SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR PART-TIME EVENING STUDY
First Term
ECMN 101 Direct Current Theory 4
ECMN 111 Direct Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 171 Residential Construction Wiring: Part I 2
MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Term Total 10
Second Term
ECMN 102 Alternating Current Theory 4
ECMN 112 Alternating Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 172 Residential Construction Wiring: Part II 2
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
  Term Total 10
Third Term
ECMN 173 Commercial Construction Wiring: Part I 2
ECMN 255 Transformers and Motors: Part I 2
ECMN 265 Transformers & Motor Lab: Part I 0.5
ECMN 275 Industrial Wiring: Part I 2
  Term Total 6.5
Fourth Term
ECMN 174 Commercial Construction Wiring: Part II 2
ECMN 256 Transformers and Motors: Part II 2
ECMN 266 Transformers & Motor Lab: Part II 0.5
ECMN 276 Industrial Wiring: Part II 2
  Term Total 6.5
Fifth Term
ECMN 131 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I 2
ECMN 257 Industrial Motor Control Theory: Part I 2
ECMN 267 Industrial Motor Control Lab: Part I 0.5
ECMN 277 Indust. Motor Control Wiring: Part I 2
  Term Total 6.5
Sixth Term
ECMN 135 Workplace Safety 2
ECMN 258 Industrial Motor Control Theory: Part II 2
ECMN 268 Industrial Motor Control Lab, Pt. II 0.5
ECMN 278 Indust. Motor Control Wiring: Part II 2
  Term Total 6.5
Seventh Term
ECMN 132 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II 2
ECMN 200 Trade Skills Development 1
ECMN 205 Automation Technology 4
ECMN 215 Automation Technology Laboratory 2
  Term Total 9
Eighth Term
ECMN 140 Labor Relations 2
ECMN 206 Instrumentation and Process Controls 4
ECMN 216 Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory 2
  Term Total 8