The 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.
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.
Students are assessed on their reading and math skills using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), the scores that students need to achieve for this program can be found here.
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. Student’s 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.