Graduates of the Industrial Electricity program discover career opportunities in various industries, including Oil & Gas, Mining and Refining, Building Automation, Marine Electrical, Energy, Manufacturing, Construction and more. Whether it’s installing and upgrading electrical/control systems or retrofitting and maintaining industrial equipment, the skills and knowledge acquired at AVTEC can play a pivotal role in defining your position within an organization.
Industrial Electricity students are introduced to the generation and distribution of AC/DC electricity, residential and commercial wiring methods, industrial motor controls, and electronics. Additionally, they learn to utilize renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind, all while incorporating current NEC codes and procedures through hands-on application. As a result, students develop in-demand skills and become proficient in understanding power and controls, enabling them to work safely and efficiently in the electrical industry.
Students may earn up to 1,000 classroom hours to apply toward requirements to sit for the State of Alaska Journeyman Electrician’s Licensing Exam. Industrial Electricity students also have an opportunity to complete the NCCER testing requirements for the first-year electrical apprenticeship.
Program offered in: August
Training Times: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Clock Hours: 1080
- Demonstrate understanding and fill requirements using the following computer hardware 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, printers, install drivers and access administrator settings.
- Software applications such as MS Word and Excel.
- Ability to use CAD software.
- Use a PDF reader.
- Ability to complete work independently, manage time, records keeping, develop and follow checklists, obtain information through their own research.
- Good mechanical aptitude and have familiarity with basic hand tools.
- Will demonstrate the ability to show up on time, rested and dressed for the work day.
- Show a safety conscience situational awareness of surroundings.
- Understanding and willingness to comply with and enforces industry safety standards.
- May need to be able to apply and receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card or similar government issued security clearance.
- Clean driving record, with the ability to earn a valid Alaska driver’s license. Able to begin the process to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
Program Specific Requirements
- Successful completion of two semesters of High School Algebra with at least a grade C. Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Statistics and Pre-calculus are recommended. Good reading comprehensions skills are essential.
- Students should be comfortable with constant physical activity and be able to stand for 85 percent of the training day.
- 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.
- Good peripheral, far and near vision, with the ability to shift focus and the ability to distinguish colors accurately is required. Proper prescription safety glasses are recommended for students with prescription lenses.
- Students will supply properly fitting work clothes, steel toe or reinforced toe work boots. Students will be prepared and dressed appropriately for working in inclement weather.
- Ability to wear hearing protection and communicate verbally in noisy environments while wearing required personal protective equipment such as respirators, hoods, hard hats and face shields.
- OSHA 10
- First Aid and CPR
- Up to 1,000 classroom hours may apply toward requirements to sit for the State of Alaska Journeyman Electrician’s Licensing Exam.