Industrial Electricity

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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. 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.

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.

 An Occupational level of Industrial Controls Technician, Industrial Electrical Technician, Electrical Apprentice, or Electrical Helper will be assigned upon successful completion of the training program, based on the student’s demonstrated proficiency in the program’s competencies.


Program Location: 
Industrial Electricity, 1912 Leier Road, Seward, AK
Training Days: 
Training Clock Hours: 
1 414
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Occupational Levels: 
Industrial Controls Technician
Industrial Electrical Technician
Electrical Apprentice
Electrical Helper
Industry Certification: 

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

The mission of the Industrial Electricity program is to provide students with the comprehensive technical training necessary for early success in entry level positions and for rapid advancement toward senior level positions in electro-mechanical / mechatronics technical careers.

Industrial Electricity/Wind Technology Instructor
Ben Smith


TABE tests scores for this training must be at least:
Reading                   617
Combined Math       627

Industrial Electricity (IE)  applicants must take TABE LEVEL A (Form 11 or 12)
Additional math assessment is required for this program.  Contact Admissions for a mathematics screening exercise to self-assess math skills prior to enrollment.

  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • High motivation and solid responsible character
Late August
Program Requirements: 


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.

All certificates require Algebra 1 or higher with a grade of C or above, or students can provide a certificate from National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) online tech math course. All students must have the ability to learn and apply Trigonometry to mechanical and electrical problems. Apprentice level or higher certificate - require the student to have satisfactorily demonstrated the skills and ability to apply learned techniques to distinguish exposed energized conductors and circuit parts from other parts of electrical equipment, determine nominal voltages of exposed parts, and to select proper personal protective equipment. Technician level or higher certificate–require a working knowledge of Algebra II, Geometry, and Trigonometry, and to measure, analyze and calibrate instrumentation and control systems using precision test equipment and complex test procedures. Technician level or higher graduates must also be able to devise, plan, interpret and communicate test results. Controls Technician certificates–require a working knowledge of basic Calculus.



An Occupational level of Industrial Controls Technician, Industrial Electrical Technician, Electrical Apprentice, or Electrical Helper will be assigned upon successful completion of the training program, based on the student’s demonstrated proficiency in the program’s competencies. To achieve an Industrial Electricity certificate, students must successfully complete the following required courses:


Program Cost: 
Tuition Books NOT provided by AVTEC Room & Board Student Service Fee Supplies Tech Fee Total
$3,175 $1,200 $1,750 $9,030 $85 $1,659 $230 $17,129
Program Courses: 
  • AC Circuits and Devices

    Perform basic and complex AC circuit analysis; design, build, test, and troubleshoot AC circuits and devices.

    Training Clock Hours: 175
  • DC Circuits

    Perform basic and complex DC circuit analysis; design, build, test, and troubleshoot DC circuits and devices.

    Training Clock Hours: 175
  • Electrical Machines

    Theory, operation, construction and maintenance of electrical machines used for generation, distribution, and power.

    Training Clock Hours: 140
  • Industrial Safety and Health

    Introduction to Industrial Workplace Safety and Health 

    Training Clock Hours: 70
  • Industrial Technology

    Measurement systems and instruments, working to industrial standards, machine tools, mechanical fastening systems; electrical connections and terminations; welding (SMAW), cutting, quality control.

    Training Clock Hours: 210
  • Mechatronics

    Design, build, program, and maintain automated industrial mechatronic systems using computers, microcontrollers, PLC’s, VFD’s, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electro-mechanical systems.

    Training Clock Hours: 175
  • National Electrical Code and Projects

    Demonstrate competency interpreting and applying the NEC to construction and maintenance projects.

    Training Clock Hours: 140
  • Physics for Technicians

    Demonstrate competency with the scientific principles and methods of technical occupations.

    Training Clock Hours: 139
  • Renewable Power Generation

    Theory and operation of renewable power systems; build and test wind, solar, and Hydro power systems; tower climbing.

    Training Clock Hours: 130
Gainful Employ. Disclosure

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

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:

Updated: 6/26/2019


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