Industrial Electricity


AVTEC’s Industrial Electricity program creates a dynamic integrated learning experience with a sequence of intensive technical courses. Full-term graduates will be well qualified for employment as an entry-level electro-mechanical technician or as an electrical construction apprentice. 

Industrial Electricity graduates are successfully employed in many technical occupations including construction and maintenance electricians, marine engineers, instrument and electrical technicians, controls technicians, and electrical sales and service. They work in every major industry in Alaska including construction, utilities, process engineering, mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, alternative energy, seafood processing, fishing boat operations, water treatment, facilities maintenance, and transportation.

If you like working with your mind and your hands to solve challenging problems, and if you can pay close attention to detail while completing complex technical projects, then our program may be a good match for you. Industrial Electro-Mechanical Technicians are problem-solving professionals who are always in demand to work in all major industries.

Clock Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Start Date
Industry Certification

Up to 1,000 classroom hours may apply toward requirements to sit for the State of Alaska Journeyman Electrician’s Licensing Exam.

Program Costs
Room and Board
Technology Fee
Student Service Fee
Books (Provided by AVTEC)
Supplies (Provided by AVTEC)
Items NOT Provided by AVTEC
Total Cost
  • Math Skills required for all certificate levels include successful completion two semesters of Algebra I or two years  of Algebra I-A and Algebra I-B while maintaining at least a grade C.  A familiarity with or successful completion of trigonometry and geometry are highly recommended.  The ability to learn and apply trigonometric concepts to  real world problems is required. 
  • All applicants will be sent a mathematics screening exercise to self-assess their math skills prior to enrollment. Contact Admissions for more information.
  • Industrial Electrical Technician level certificates–require a working knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.  Spatial reasoning skills are required for visualizing problems in multiple dimensions.
  • Industrial Controls Technician certificates–require a working knowledge of basic Calculus
Physical requirements for program

Physical requirements of the occupation are the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, repeatedly climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, walk, and stand continuously. The work also requires good mental and manual dexterity, the ability to write and read very fine print, and distinguish colors accurately. Specific vision abilities required by this job include good close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to readily adjust focus.

Industrial Controls Technician, Industrial Electrical Technician, Electrical Apprentice, Electrical Helper
Clock hours
IE 1210 DC Circuits
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Perform basic and complex DC circuit analysis; design, build, test, and troubleshoot DC circuits and devices. Explore the electrical and magnetic properties of materials.
IE 1220 AC Circuits
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Perform basic and complex AC circuit analysis; design, build, test, and troubleshoot AC circuits and devices. Build, test and measure circuits that have complex impedance; calculate system power factors; real and reactive loads.
IE 1230 Industrial Technology
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Measurement systems and instruments, technical communication, drafting, blueprints, work standards, rigging, machine tools, mechanical fastening systems, electrical connections and terminations, welding (SMAW), metal cutting, quality control.
IE 1240 National Electrical Code and Projects
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Demonstrate competency interpreting and applying the NEC to construction and maintenance projects.
IE 1250 Electrical Machines
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Theory, operation, construction and maintenance of electrical machines used for generation, distribution, and mechanical power.
IE 1260 Industrial Safety and Health
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Introduction to Industrial Workplace Safety and Health. Electrical safety in the workplace; personal protective equipment, control of hazardous energy and risk analysis.
IE 1270 Mechatronics and Automated Systems
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Design, build, program, and maintain automated industrial mechatronic systems using computers, micro-controllers, PLC’s, VFD’s, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electro-mechanical systems. Apply the scientific principles and methods of technical occupations; explore concepts of energy, work, efficiency, force, and motion.
IE 1280 Renewable Power Generation
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Theory and operation of stand alone and grid connected renewable power systems; build and test wind, solar, and Hydropower systems, tower climbing, principles of governing and control of internal combustion powered generators.
IE 1290 Employability Skills
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Participate in school safety orientation, First Aid and CPR training and certification, workplace communication skills, job interview training, resume building and job search training/support.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name: Industrial Electricity

This program is designed to be completed in 41 weeks. 

This program will cost $6,349 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.  

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 3,232 of debt.  

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession:  Alaska

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Updated: 6/26/2019