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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Apprentice Training: Electrical (A.A.S.)

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To be eligible for this program, you must be an apprentice or journeyman electrician in a state-approved program, such as the Syracuse Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee for the electrical industry. This is a state-recognized committee jointly sponsored by the electrical industry and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local No. 43. To enroll, you will need a letter from IBEW Local No. 43 or from your employer (where the state-approved program is available), confirming your status as an apprentice or journeyman.

It should be noted that the program is a registered associate degree program rather than one which provides trade electrician training. Those interested in becoming electricians should contact the IBEW Local No. 43 at (315) 422-0435 or (315) 488-1388.

Those who complete the Onondaga program will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree as well as the opportunity to transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution such as the SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, and the Oswego Department of Vocational Education.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Comprehend and communicate written, verbal, and visual information as it relates to the construction process.
  2. Develop mathematical knowledge and skills, with particular emphasis on problem solving, data analysis and critical reasoning.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member with various construction trades and personnel.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of how interpersonal communication affects personal and professional relationships.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between supervisory and labor positions in the construction industry.
  6. Describe effectively the construction process.
  7. Describe the various roles and responsibilities inherent in a successful construction project.
  8. Solve practical problems that arise out of professional conflicts within the construction process.
  9. Apply practical construction skills in a particular trade area. (Note: this LO is related to the successful completion of the student’s apprenticeship and will be measured by receipt of a Journeyman Certificate. We award credit for the Certificate)

Required Courses

Total Program Credits: 63


1. If you have not received training through IBEW or a state approved program, contact the Electrical Technology Department for credit-transfer information by examination.
2. Students with higher Mathematics proficiency may complete MAT 161  or MAT 162 .

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