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Electrical Construction and Integrated Energy Systems:
Technical Standards for Admission, Progression, and Graduation

The following technical standards describe the non-academic qualifications required for entrance to, continuation in, and graduation with an Electrical Construction and Maintenance certificate or an Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) or Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electrical Construction and Instrumentation from SUNY College of Technology at Delhi. Candidates must be able to meet these minimum standards with or without reasonable accommodation for successful completion of certificate/degree requirements.

Sensory/Observation Skills

General: Use sensory cues to conduct inspections and tests to determine root causes of failures and respond properly.


• Interpret read-outs from analog and digital meters, oscilloscopes, tape rulers, and other measuring devices.
• Distinguish identifying colors of wires, push buttons, indicating lights, and other objects.
• Recognize and compare shapes and forms of objects.
• Detect and respond to warning indicators of malfunctions.
• Judge distance and spatial relationships of objects.
• Detect and respond to sensory cues that indicate problems.
• Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for installation, maintenance and repairs.

Motor skills

General: Possess physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity needed to safely perform electrical work.


• Operate necessary tools, equipment, and machinery.
• Remove and replace failed components and small parts.
• Position and maneuver in confined spaces.
• Work at varying heights.
• Lift and transport equipment and supplies as necessary.

Communication skills

General: Communicate to gather and convey information.


• Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
• Express information coherently.
• Document work accurately.

Behavioral skills

General: Behave appropriately and safely in a cooperative learning environment.


• Fulfill personal and shared responsibilities.
• Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
• Exercise good judgment.
• Follow safety procedures.
• Distinguish identifying colors of wires, push buttons, indicating lights, and other objects.
• Use a ladder to work at varying heights.
• Document work carefully.

Environmental tolerance

General: Function safely in an electrical shop environment.


Work for prolonged periods amidst:

• Sharp tools and materials
• Electrical equipment
• Chemicals and toxins
• Heat, dust, and fumes
• Machinery with moving parts
• Slippery or uneven surfaces
• Variations in lighting
• Noise


Minimum requirements to be considered for admission HS Average: 73
Algebra Regents: 70
Transfer GPA: 2.0

AAS SUNY Curriculum Code:

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Last Updated: 2/19/16