Industrial Electricity

 

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.

Clock Hours
1260
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Start Date
August
Industry Certification

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

Tuition and Fee Charges

For specific tuition and fee requirements for this training program, click here.

Refund Policy

AVTEC has a fair and equitable refund policy. For details about the Refund and Repayment Policy, click here 

Admission Policy and Process

Find out the requirements and application process for admission to AVTEC and this program, here. 

Academic Requirements

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.

Information Technology

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.
Employment Requirements
  • 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.  Strict adherence to and an understanding of the Industrial Electricity Lockout Tagout and Shop Safety Policy is required.
  • May need to be able to apply and receive a TWIC card.
Program Specific Requirements
  • 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 is critical as is distinguish colors accurately. Proper prescription safety glasses are recommended for student’s 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.  
Instructors
Ben
Smith
Office Phone
6177
B.S.A.S.T. Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology, Thomas Edison State College
M.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona
Achievement
Industrial Electricity
Clock hours
1260
Courses
IE 1410 DC Circuits
Clock Hours
175
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 1420 AC Circuits
Clock Hours
175
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 1110 Industrial Technology
Clock Hours
194
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.
IE1610 Code and Practices
Clock Hours
140
Demonstrate competency interpreting and applying the National Electrical Code. This course prepares students to be able to evaluate and perform work subject to the National Electric Code (NFPA 70) and similar standards.



IE 1510 Electrical Machines
Clock Hours
140
Theory, operation, construction and maintenance of electrical machines used for generation, distribution, and mechanical power.
IE 1010 Industrial Safety and Health
Clock Hours
100
Introduction to Industrial Workplace Safety and Health. Electrical safety in the workplace; personal protective equipment, control of hazardous energy and risk analysis.
IE 1710 Mechatronics and Automated Systems
Clock Hours
175
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 1810 Renewable Power Generation
Clock Hours
130
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 2110 Employability Skills
Clock Hours
31
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.