Associate in Applied Science Degree
Associate in Occupational Studies Degree
Do you want to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, maintain complex electrical control systems, or climb to new heights in the electrical utility industry? Second-year instrumentation and controls students enhance their electrical skills through the hands-on and classroom study of motors, controllers and electrical systems design.
This program focuses on electrical maintenance, layout, and installation stressing residential wiring during the first semester and commercial wiring during the second. You will develop skills in the electrical trade using a hands-on approach to learning. You will also learn to coordinate electrical installations with other trades and be familiar with blueprints, specifications, and code requirements. Related topics covered include electrical layout, blueprint reading, mathematics, and electrical theory.
The second year of the program continues with AC/DC theory, AC/DC motors, AC motor frequency devices, controllers and programmable logic controllers, solid-state theory, electronic control devices, electro-mechanical devices, and other components appropriate to the installation, maintenance, and servicing of automatic process systems, heating systems, and refrigeration and air-conditioning control systems. The use and care of recording, metering, and testing devices are an integral part of the instruction, which is done according to the standards of the National Electrical Code.
The A.A.S. degree will give you a broader education with more liberal arts courses than the A.O.S. degree.
A.A.S. Admission Requirements
HS Average: 75
Algebra Regents: 70
Transfer GPA: 2.3
A.O.S. Admission Requirements
HS Average: 70
Algebra Regents: 75
Transfer GPA: 2.3
AAS SUNY Curriculum Code: 1642
AOS SUNY Curriculum Code: 1151