Industrial Electricity students use their sharp mathematical and critical thinking skills to develop a functional understanding of electrical theory and practical applications of electrical circuits. They apply what they learn to wire up, characterize and test electrical motors, transformers, renewable energy systems, and efficient power distribution systems while using the National Electrical Code and electrical safety standards during this process.
Industrial Electricity students develop in-demand skills needed to use electrical instruments, test and troubleshoot common control circuits, program PLC’s, HMI’s, set up industrial networks and become proficient in the understanding of power and controls to get things done safely and efficiently in the electrical work environment.
Up to 1,000 classroom hours may apply toward requirements to sit for the State of Alaska Journeyman Electrician’s Licensing Exam.
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Find out the requirements and application process for admission to AVTEC and this program, here.
AVTEC requires completion of the TABE Academy, an online course using skill based lessons, to determine individual readiness in math and reading as applied to the greatest success in training. More information can be found here.
Applicants must provide proof of one year High School Algebra with a minimum of a "C" or College entry level Algebra with a "C" or better.
Applicants will be sent a mathematics screening exercise to self-assess their math skills prior to enrollment.
Demonstrate understanding and fill requirements using the following electronic equipment and software:
- Student supplied laptop computer must have a USB port and be capable of accepting a USB to 9 pin serial converter, or have a 9 pin serial port. Ability to connect a USB to Ethernet adapter, and manipulate settings.
- Software applications such as MS Word and Excel.
- Ability to use CAD software.
- Ability to print from USB to printers and plotters, install and configure print drivers.
- Use a PDF reader.
- Ability to install software from disks or downloaded files for specific devices.
- Log into and use a school provided email account using laptops or mobile devices.
- Ability to complete work independently, manage time, develop and follow checklists, will be expected to perform work with information obtained through their own research.
- Clean driving record, with the ability to earn a valid Alaska driver’s license. Able to begin the process to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
- Should possess good mechanical aptitude skills and have familiarity with basic hand tools.
- Will demonstrate the ability to show up on time, rested, and dressed for the work day.
- Safety conscience, situationally aware of surroundings. Understands and willingly enforces industry safety standards.
- May need to be able to apply and receive a TWIC card.
- Successful completion of two semesters of High School Algebra with at least a grade C or better. Trigonometry, Geometry, and Statistics are recommended.
- Students will be exposed to and should be comfortable with constant physical activity.
- Be able to demonstrate the ability to stand, walk, sit, lift and carry (up to 50 lbs.), push, pull, twist, turn, bend squat, climb, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach continuously.
- Demonstrate good manual dexterity with fine motor skills.
- Work from heights greater than 6 feet while using fall protection equipment.
- Vision requirements include good close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to readily adjust focus. The ability to distinguish colors accurately is required. Proper prescription safety glasses are recommended for students with prescription lenses
- Student should supply properly fitting work clothes, steel toe or reinforced toe work boots. Students should be prepared and dressed appropriately for working in incremental winter weather. Specialized gear to provide protection from electrical shock hazards and arc flash.
- Ability to wear hearing protection and communicate in noisy environments while wearing required personal protective equipment such as respirators, hoods, hard hats and face shields.
- Strict adherence to and an understanding of the Industrial Electricity Lockout Tagout and Shop Safety Policy is required.