College Catalog Fall 2013 - Spring 2014


Electrical Construction and Instrumentation - AOS and AAS

The Instructional Program

The Electrical Construction and Instrumentation program uses the National Electrical Code as the basis for all instruction. Students develop skills in the electrical trade using a hands-on approach to learning.     

There are a number of degree and certificate options for students, some of which are listed below:

The A.O.S. and A.A.S. degree programs in Electrical Construction and Instrumentation are detailed below.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

Freshman:

Geometry and Algebra II /Trigonometry and a college-preparatory science are strongly recommended.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 to begin the second year of these programs.

Transfer Student:


CURRICULUM


Electrical Construction and Instrumentation A.O.S.
Electrical Construction and Instrumentation A.A.S.

 

A.O.S. Degree
SUNY Curriculum Code:  1151

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 63

Major Courses Required - 51 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ECMT 110 Electrical Theory I 3
ECMT 120 Electrical System Design I 3
ECMT 130 Electrical Laboratory I 4
ECMT 140 National Electric Code I 3
ECMT 142 National Electric Code II 3
ECMT 150 Electrical Theory II 3
ECMT 160 Electrical System Design II 3
ECMT 170 Electrical Laboratory II 4
EICR 210 Electrical Theory III 3
EICR 220 Control System Design 3
EICR 230 Electrical Laboratory III 4
EICR 240 Electrical Control Diagrams 
EICR 250 Electrical Theory IV 3
EICR 260 Programmable Logic Controllers 
EICR 270 Electrical Laboratory IV 4
PEDH 220 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 

 General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 6 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
BUSI 120 Business Communications   
  OR 3
ENGL 100 Freshman Composition  
MATH ___ Mathematics1 3

Restricted Electives by Advisement 2 - 6 credit hours

Notes

1 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for the A.O.S. degree.

2 Students must choose an elective based on career goals and advisor recommendation.

Student Learning Outcomes

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A.A.S. Degree
SUNY Curriculum Code:  164

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

 

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 71

Major Courses Required - 49 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ECMT 110 Electrical Theory I 3
ECMT 120 Electrical System Design I 3
ECMT 130 Electrical Laboratory I 4
ECMT 140 National Electric Code I 3
ECMT 142 National Electric Code II 3
ECMT 150 Electrical Theory II 3
ECMT 160 Electrical System Design II  3
ECMT 170 Electrical Laboratory II 4
EICR 210 Electrical Theory III 3
EICR 220 Control System Design 3
EICR 230 Electrical Laboratory III 4
EICR 240 Electrical Control Diagrams  3
EICR 250 Electrical Theory IV 3
EICR 260 Programmable Logic Controllers  3
EICR 270 Electrical Laboratory IV 4

 General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 22 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition1 3
MATH 128 College Algebra 2 3
MATH 138 Trigonometry 2 3
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
  OR 4
SCIE 125 Exploring Physical Science Applications   
  Social Science Electives by advisement 3 6

Notes

English is by placement according to competency.

2 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra and Math 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for the A.A.S. degree. Students with higher-level mathematics backgrounds may choose to substitute courses in the Calculus sequence.

3 Students must choose an elective based on career goals and advisor recommendation.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Electrical Construction and Instrumentation A.O.S. or A.A.S. degree program should:

  1. Understand and discuss electrical theory and its practical application to electrical circuits and equipment, including the topics of electron theory, Ohm‟s Law, types of electrical circuits, and concepts in direct-current circuits and electromagnetism.
  2. Design, plan, install, and maintain residential electrical equipment in accordance with the standards required by the National Electrical Code.
  3. Comprehend and interpret the National Electrical Code regulations to ensure code compliance, and demonstrate the skills required to perform the necessary calculations.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics and applications of alternating-current theory from the point of production throughout its distribution and use in single- and three-phase systems.
  5. Understand and apply the theory of electrical heating systems, low-voltage control systems, residential and commercial services, and motor control systems.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, and maintain residential and commercial electrical systems.
  7. Design and draw wiring and schematic diagrams.
  8. Write sequences of operation for control systems.
  9. Demonstrate workmanship in electrical installations consistent with accepted industry practices.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to safely use common test equipment.
  11. Calculate electrical circuit configurations, including series, parallel, and series-parallel.
  12. Diagnose residential and commercial heating control systems.
  13. Calculate voltage sources, both single-phase and three-phase, including alternators, generators, and batteries.
  14. Observe National Electric Code compliance, including calculating wire sizes, sizing starters, fuses, and overloads.
  15. Understand magnetism and magnetic properties.
  16. Calculate RLC circuits (resistance, inductance, capacitance).
  17. Calculate power transmission systems (transformers).
  18. Use programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  19. Understand AC motors and alternators, both single- and three-phase.

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