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.
- 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 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.