The Electrical Construction and Maintenance degree prepares you to enter a career with knowledge and skill in four areas: residential, commercial and industrial installations; transformers; motors and motor control; and industrial electronics.

You will learn about electrical circuits, as well as the theory and mathematics necessary to plan and install electrical systems. By graduation, you will have more than 750 hours of hands-on experience.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

This program is offered by the Building Systems Technology Department.

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Career Opportunities

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Recent employers include Albany Engineering; Amtrak; Armored Solutions; AVG; CNY Electric; Comalli Group; Con Edison; General Electric; and GlobalFoundries.
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Graduates of this program can often choose between multiple fields, including construction, manufacturing, the utility industry, communications, semiconductor manufacturing and industrial controls, and have found work as residential and commercial electricians, electrical contractors, renewable energy and telephone company installers, and more.
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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are the median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Electrician, $62,270; Electronics Installers and Repairers, $57,210; Machinery Maintenance Worker, $47,610.

Take Note

Technical Standards have been developed to establish the essential skills that a student must possess to be able to fully participate and complete the required tasks and assignments in the Building Systems Technology Department programs. They are intended to inform the prospective student/professional of the attributes, characteristics and abilities essential to the fields taught in the Building Systems Technology Department. They also protect qualified persons with disabling conditions against discrimination.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Brittany Kitterman
Williams Hall, Room 128

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.