Alfred State College

AOS in Electrical Construction & Maintenance Electrician

Program Description

This program provides in-depth instruction in the theories and principles of electricity. You’ll study and learn to interpret and apply the requirements of the National Electric Code for designing electrical layouts, installation methods, and the maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical circuits and equipment. Practical (hands-on) application of the classroom theory is the main emphasis of the laboratory work. You’ll assist in the design and installation of the electrical installations of many projects both on and off campus. In your senior year, you’ll create completely automated projects in the lab using PLCs, pneumatics, motors, and process controls.

Focus Areas

  • Focuses on residential wiring
  • Electrical power systems
  • Magnetic motor controls
  • Alarms and special systems
  • Phtovltc & wind trbn system In
  • Prgramble cntrls for Ind Auton
  • Ind Automtn & Process Controls

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Designer
  • Installer
  • Construction site electrician
  • Electrical estimator
  • Electrical inspector
  • PLC programmer
  • Salesperson
  • Electrical trade union or non-union apprentice
  • Electric motor control technician
  • Private contractor (residential, commercial)
  • Industrial maintenance electrician
  • Technical field representative
  • Wholesale representative
  • Electrical technician
  • Wind turbine technician/installer
  • Photovoltaic technician/installer

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Expected Outcomes