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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5317
Chairperson: Richard Porter
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 Notes High School Average
1 unit of any math (70 or above in the course) Additional math courses recommended. Spring entrance will require additional semesters to complete the program. 70+

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.

ECMN 101
Direct Current Theory and Magnetism 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 5
ECMN 122
Commercial Construction Wiring 5
ECMN 130
Safety and Labor Relations 2
ECMN 131
Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I 2
ECMN 132
Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II 2
ECMN 200 Trade Skills Development 1
ECMN 203
Transformers and Motors 4
ECMN 204
Industrial Motor Control Theory 4
ECMN 205
Industrial Power Electronics 5
ECMN 206
Automated Controls and Instrumentation 5
ECMN 213
Transformer and Motor Laboratory 1
ECMN 214
Industrial Motor Control Laboratory 1
ECMN 215
Industrial Power Electronics Laboratory 1
ECMN 216
Automated Controls and Instrumentation Laboratory 1
ECMN 223
Industrial Wiring 5
ECMN 224
Industrial Motor Control Wiring 5
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
MATH 106
Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
 
Total Credits Required
65

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM    
FORM 101 College Forum* 1
ECMN 101 Direct Current Theory and Magnetism 4
ECMN 111 Direct Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 121 Residential Construction Wiring 5
ECMN 130 Safety and Labor Relations 2
ECMN 131 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I 2
MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Term Total 18
SECOND TERM    
ECMN 102 Alternating Current Theory 4
ECMN 112 Alternating Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 122 Commercial Construction Wiring 5
ECMN 132 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II 2
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
  Term Total 15
THIRD TERM    
ECMN 200 Trade Skills Development 1
ECMN 203 Transformers and Motors 4
ECMN 205 Industrial Power Electronics 5
ECMN 213 Transformer and Motor Laboratory 1
ECMN 215 Industrial Power Electronics Laboratory 1
ECMN 223 Industrial Wiring 5
  Term Total 17
FOURTH TERM    
ECMN 204 Industrial Motor Control Theory 4
ECMN 206 Automated Controls and Instrumentation 5
ECMN 214 Industrial Motor Control Laboratory 1
ECMN 216 Automated Controls and Instrumentation Laboratory 1
ECMN 224 Industrial Motor Control Wiring 5
  Term Total 16

*Required of first time, full-time students.

The Electrical Construction and Maintenance program also is offered part-time through evening course offerings. The student would have a course load of approximately six credit hours each term following the curriculum as described below.

Electrical Construction and Maintenance (Part-time evening study)
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5317
Chairperson: Richard Porter
Williams Hall, (518) 629-7275

The Electrical Construction and Maintenance major also is offered as a part-time evening program.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

ECMN 101
Direct Current Theory and Magnetism 4
ECMN 102
Alternating Current Theory 4
ECMN 111
Direct Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 112
Alternating Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 130
Safety and Labor Relations 2
ECMN 131
Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I 2
ECMN 132
Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II 2
ECMN 171
Residential Construction Wiring, Pt. I 2.5
ECMN 172
Residential Construction Wiring,Pt. II 2.5
ECMN 173
Commercial Construction Wiring, Pt. I 2.5
ECMN 174
Commercial Construction Wiring, Pt. II 2.5
ECMN 200 Trade Skills Development 1
ECMN 205
Industrial Power Electronics 5
ECMN 206
Automated Controls and Instrumentation 5
ECMN 215
Industrial Power Electronics Laboratory 1
ECMN 216
Automated Controls and Instrumentation Laboratory 1
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 2.5
ECMN 276
Industrial Wiring, Pt. II 2.5
ECMN 277
Indust. Motor Control Wiring, Pt. I 2.5
ECMN 278
Indust. Motor Control Wiring, Pt. II 2.5
MATH 105
Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
MATH 106
Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
 
Total Credits Required
65

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR PART-TIME EVENING STUDY

First Term
ECMN 101
Direct Current Theory and Magnetism 4
ECMN 111
Direct Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 171 Residential Construction Wiring, Pt. I 2.5
MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
  Term Total 10.5
Second Term
ECMN 102
Alternating Current Theory 4
ECMN 112
Alternating Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 172 Residential Construction Wiring,Pt. II 2.5
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
  Term Total 10.5
Third Term
ECMN 130
Safety and Labor Relations 2
ECMN 200 Trade Skills Development 1
ECMN 205 Industrial Power Electronics 5
ECMN 215 Industrial Power Electronics Laboratory 1
  Term Total 9
Fourth Term
ECMN 173 Commercial Construction Wiring, Pt. I 2.5
ECMN 255 Transformers and Motors, Pt. I 2
ECMN 265 Transformers & Motor Lab, Pt. I 0.5
ECMN 275 Industrial Wiring, Pt. I 2.5
  Term Total 7.5
Fifth Term
ECMN 174 Commercial Construction Wiring, Pt. II 2.5
ECMN 256 Transformers and Motors, Pt. II 2
ECMN 266 Transformers & Motor Lab, Pt. II 0.5
ECMN 276 Industrial Wiring, Pt. II 2.5
  Term Total 7.5
Sixth Term
ECMN 206 Automated Controls and Instrumentation 5
ECMN 216 Automated Controls and Instrumentation Laboratory 1
  Term Total 6
Seventh Term
ECMN 131 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating I 2
ECMN 257 Industrial Motor Control Theory, Pt. I 2
ECMN 267 Industrial Motor Control Lab, Pt. I 0.5
ECMN 277 Indust. Motor Control Wiring, Pt. I 2.5
  Term Total 7
Eighth Term
ECMN 132 Electrical Blueprint Reading and Estimating II 2
ECMN 258 Industrial Motor Control Theory, Pt. II 2
ECMN 268 Industrial Motor Control Lab, Pt. II 0.5
ECMN 278 Indust. Motor Control Wiring, Pt. II 2.5
  Term Total 7