Industrial Electricity


Industrial Electricity students use their sharp mathematical and critical thinking skills to develop a functional understanding of electrical theory and practical applications of electrical circuits.  They apply what they learn to wire up, characterize and test electrical motors, transformers, renewable energy systems, and efficient power distribution systems while using the National Electrical Code and electrical safety standards during this process.

Industrial Electricity students develop in-demand skills needed to use electrical instruments, test and troubleshoot common control circuits, program PLC’s, HMI’s, set up industrial networks and become proficient in the understanding of power and controls to get things done safely and efficiently in the electrical work environment.

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Start Date
Training Times
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Industry Certification

Up to 1,000 classroom hours may apply toward requirements to sit for the State of Alaska Journeyman Electrician’s Licensing Exam.

Tuition and Fees Charges

For specific tuition and fee requirements for this training program, click here.

Refund Policy

AVTEC has a fair and equitable refund policy. For details about the Refund and Repayment Policy, click here.

Admission Policy and Process

Find out the requirements and application process for admission to AVTEC and this program, here.

Academic Requirements

AVTEC requires completion of the TABE Academy, an online course using skill based lessons, to determine individual readiness in math and reading as applied to the greatest success in training. More information can be found here.

Applicants must provide proof of one year High School Algebra with a minimum of a "C" or College entry level Algebra with a "C" or better. 

Applicants will be sent a mathematics screening exercise to self-assess their math skills prior to enrollment.

Information Technology

Demonstrate understanding and fill requirements using the following electronic equipment and software:

  • Student supplied laptop computer must have a USB port and be capable of accepting a USB to 9 pin serial converter, or have a 9 pin serial port. Ability to connect a USB to Ethernet adapter, and manipulate settings.
  • Software applications such as MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to use CAD software.
  • Ability to print from USB to printers and plotters, install and configure print drivers.
  • Use a PDF reader.
  • Ability to install software from disks or downloaded files for specific devices.
  • Log into and use a school provided email account using laptops or mobile devices.
Employment Requirements
  • Ability to complete work independently, manage time, develop and follow checklists, will be expected to perform work with information obtained through their own research.
  • Clean driving record, with the ability to earn a valid Alaska driver’s license. Able to begin the process to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
  • Should possess good mechanical aptitude skills and have familiarity with basic hand tools.
  • Will demonstrate the ability to show up on time, rested, and dressed for the work day.
  • Safety conscience, situationally aware of surroundings. Understands and willingly enforces industry safety standards.
  • May need to be able to apply and receive a TWIC card.
Program Specific Requirements
  • Successful completion of two semesters of High School Algebra with at least a grade C or better. Trigonometry, Geometry, and Statistics are recommended.
  • Students will be exposed to and should be comfortable with constant physical activity.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to stand, walk, sit, lift and carry (up to 50 lbs.), push, pull, twist, turn, bend squat, climb, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach continuously.
  • Demonstrate good manual dexterity with fine motor skills.
  • Work from heights greater than 6 feet while using fall protection equipment.
  • Vision requirements include good close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to readily adjust focus. The ability to distinguish colors accurately is required. Proper prescription safety glasses are recommended for students with prescription lenses
  • Student should supply properly fitting work clothes, steel toe or reinforced toe work boots. Students should be prepared and dressed appropriately for working in incremental winter weather. Specialized gear to provide protection from electrical shock hazards and arc flash.
  • Ability to wear hearing protection and communicate in noisy environments while wearing required personal protective equipment such as respirators, hoods, hard hats and face shields.
  • Strict adherence to and an understanding of the Industrial Electricity Lockout Tagout and Shop Safety Policy is required.
Office Phone
(907) 224-6177
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IE 1421 AC Circuits
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Perform basic and complex AC circuit analysis; design, build, test, and troubleshoot AC circuits and devices. Build, test and measure circuits that have complex impedance; calculate system power factors; real and reactive loads.
IE 1111 Industrial Technology
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Measurement systems and instruments, technical communication, drafting, blueprints, work standards, rigging, machine tools, mechanical fastening systems, electrical connections and terminations, metal work, quality control.
IE 1511 Electrical Machines
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Theory, operation, construction and maintenance of electrical machines used for generation, distribution, and mechanical power. Principles of governing and control of internal combustion powered generators. Operate and perform measurements on paralleled generator sets. Installation, theory and operation of electrically excited and permanent magnet synchronous alternators. Interprets and applies national Electrical Code as appropriate.
IE 1011 Industrial Safety and Health
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Introduction to Industrial Workplace Safety and Health. Electrical safety in the workplace; personal protective equipment, control of hazardous energy and risk analysis. Explore the specific personal protective equipment and hazard mitigation techniques used in tower climbing, with environmental hazards, working at heights and with energy stored in battery and energy storage systems typically found in renewable power installations.
IE 1711 Mechatronics and Automated Systems
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Design, build, program, and maintain automated industrial mechatronic systems using computers, micro-controllers, PLC’s, VFD’s, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electro-mechanical systems. Apply the scientific principles and methods of technical occupations; explore concepts of energy, work, efficiency, force, and motion. Build and test automated power distribution and generation systems.
IE 2110 Employability Skills
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Participate in school safety orientation, First Aid and CPR training and certification, workplace communication skills, job interview training, resume building and job search training/support.