Albany Technical College (ATC) will hold a special refresh presentation for the NCCER Electrical Systems Construction & Maintenance program. The event will take place Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Carlton Construction Academy (CCA), room 124. Program refreshes are a way that Albany Technical College introduces existing programs to the community with a new perspective and provides fresh energy to the program, creating curiosity for those interested in a new career. Technology and instruction may have often changed over the years, and what is presented is entirely new information to the service area.
"As the Program Chair and Instructor of the Industrial Electrical and Electrical Construction program at Albany Technical College, I am incredibly proud to be able to offer this specialized training to our students. The knowledge and skills they gain from this program are invaluable and positively impact our community and region. We are providing our students with the tools they need to fill these important roles in our industry and community," says Ebony Johnson, Program Chair and Instructor, Industrial Electrical and Electrical Construction at Albany Technical College.
Those interested in how electricity is generated and then travels from the power plant to homes and businesses might consider a career in electrical construction. Electricians install and maintain all electrical and power systems for homes, businesses, and factories. They install and maintain the wiring and control equipment through which electricity flows, including electrical equipment and machines in factories and a wide range of other businesses. Electricians are used for wiring new homes, restaurants, schools, and other structures, including older buildings that need improvements to their electrical systems to meet modern building and occupancy codes.
Students enrolled in the Electrical Systems Construction and Maintenance NCCER program will develop skills to work safely in a residential or commercial environment and be prepared to inspect, install, maintain and repair electrical systems. They will learn about direct and alternating circuits, how to interpret electrical prints and schematics, how to wire structures, and how to maintain their operation while applying the National Electric Code.
Program graduates receive a diploma in Electrical Systems Construction and Maintenance NCCER, with a specialization in residential or industrial applications, and three Technical Certificates of Credit―Basic Electrical Systems Technician NCCER, Intermediate Electrical Systems Technician NCCER, and Electrical Systems Assistant. Graduates can begin entry-level jobs in residential or commercial electrical construction. Most electricians are employed by electrical contracting firms, while others work in various industries. About 10 percent of electricians are self-employed.