Industrial Electricity Program
If you like working with your hands and your head, and can pay attention to detail while completing complex projects, then electrical careers training may be a good match for you. Electricians and electrical technicians are problem-solving professionals who are always in demand.
AVTEC’s Industrial Electricity program creates a dynamic integrated learning experience with a sequence of intensive electrical training courses.
Full-term graduates will be prepared to successfully complete a four year electrical apprenticeship, pass the Alaska Journeyman Electricians’ Licensing Exam, and demonstrate the comprehensive knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the many electrical careers available in Alaska.
Up to 1,000 course hours may apply toward State of Alaska experience requirements for the Journeyman Electricians License.
Industrial Electricity graduates are successfully employed in all electrical occupations including residential, commercial, and industrial electrical construction journeymen, electrical maintenance technicians, facility maintenance technicians, power generation technicians, Instrument and electrical technicians, and electrical sales and service. They work in every major industry in Alaska including electrical construction, facilities maintenance, electrical utilities, mining, manufacturing, petroleum refineries, systems integrators, process engineering, fishing boats, seafood processing plants, water treatment plants, schools, power generation, oil and gas fields, pipelines and alternative energy. Industrial Electricity graduates may earn up to 26 University of Alaska credits (depending on coursework completed) while attending AVTEC.
To provide students with the comprehensive technical training necessary both for early success in entry level positions, and for steady advancement toward senior level positions in electrical careers.
Length of Course
1,414 clock hours, 202 training days
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Algebra 1 with a passing grade of C or better, or provide a certificate from NJATC online tech math course, the ability to learn trigonometry, good mechanical aptitude, high motivation, and solid responsible character.
TABE tests scores for this program must be:
For testing requirements and entry guidelines in reading and mathematics contact the Admissions Office via email or call (800) 478-5389. All applicants are required to take a mathematics pre-test to assess their skills prior to enrollment.
Physical requirements of the occupation are the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., and climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, walk, and stand continuously. The work also requires good mental and manual dexterity, the ability to read very fine print, and distinguish colors accurately.
Occupational levels of Industrial Controls Technician, Industrial Electrical Technician, Electrical Apprentice, and Electrical Helper will be assigned upon successful completion of the training program and based on the student’s demonstrated proficiency in the program’s competencies.
*The controls technician certificate requires a working knowledge of basic calculus.
Earn University of Alaska Credit While Attending AVTEC
Industrial Electricity graduates may earn up to 26 University of Alaska credits (depending on coursework completed) while attending AVTEC.
To achieve an Industrial Electricity certificate, students must complete the following requirements. For a detailed description of each requirement, click on the link below.
Electrical Safety Practices
awareness of, and consistent compliance with safe work regulations and
Participate in school safety orientation, complete achievement tests, obtain First Aid & CPR card, complete applied math class and computer skills practice, participate in resume writing and job search training, participate in interview and communications training.
Working to Standards for Safety and Quality
Utilize work standards, codes, and quality control methods.
Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Construction
Demonstrate competency with the tools, materials, and practices of the trade.
Computer and Network Applications
Apply personal computers and networks to tasks common in electrical careers.
Demonstrate mastery of basic to complex DC circuit analysis, design, construction, and troubleshooting while complying with precision work standards.
Perform basic to complex AC circuit analysis, design, construction, and troubleshooting while complying with precision work standards.
Demonstrate practical knowledge and skills in the operation, application, and testing of electrical motors and transformers.
Power Distribution Circuits and Equipment
Identify, build, and test the standard In-Plant power distribution circuits.
National Electrical Codes & Electrical Project Planning
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of electrical codes, specifications, and construction drawings for electrical project design and planning.
Practice all aspects of the electrical industry.
Identify, install, and maintain basic electronic instrumentation circuits.
Industrial Logic Circuits
Design, build, test and troubleshoot basic wired logic and programmable logic industrial automation systems.
Design, program, calibrate, test, and troubleshoot common advanced System Control and Data Acquisition systems.
Demonstrate proficiency in the operation, maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting of industrial electrical power generation systems
including Wind Turbines, Solar Photo-Voltaic Systems, and Diesel Gen-sets.