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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Overhead Electric Line Worker
Certificate
HEGIS #5317
Chairperson: Richard Porter
Williams Hall, Room 125 (518) 629-7275

The Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate program was developed in response to the demand for overhead electric line workers throughout the Capital Region. The electric utility industry is facing a critical shortage of qualified workers, specifically line mechanics and technicians, due to a large number of workers retiring. To fill their workforce needs, utilities are looking for employees that have completed technical training at the community college level to handle the increased technical challenges they face.

The 36 credit Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate program consists of new and existing courses in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance A.O.S. degree program. These courses include AC/DC electricity courses, technical math courses, electrical wiring courses and industry specific electric power courses.

The Overhead Electric Line Worker Certificate program curriculum is fully consistent with the academic mission of the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
1 unit of academic math (70 or above in the course) None 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 190 Electric Power Systems 3
ECMN 191 Electric Power Overhead Construction 3
MATH 105 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
  Total Credit Hours 36
*or specific course equivalents as approved by the Department Chairperson.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FALL TERM    
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 17
SPRING TERM    
ECMN 102 Alternating Current Theory 4
ECMN 112 Alternating Current Applications Laboratory 1
ECMN 122 Commercial Construction Wiring 5
ECMN 190 Electric Power Systems 3
MATH 106 Applied Technical Mathematics II 3
  Term Total 16
SUMMER TERM    
ECMN 191 Electric Power Overhead Construction 3
  Term Total 3