2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
  
    Sep 15, 2019  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

Plumbing and Electrical Instrumentation - AOS


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SUNY Curriculum Code: 1158

Academic Requirements

First Semester


Second Semester


Fourth Semester


Minimum Total Credit Hours = 61


SUNY General Education Requirement


Students who intend to receive AA, AS, 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 program-specific information; for general information: General Education  

AAS and AOS 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 for Electrical Construction and Instrumentation Programs


The technical standards listed below are intended to inform students of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations required in this program. These technical standards reflect performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to successfully complete the requirements of this program at SUNY Delhi. These standards are not conditions of admission to the program, but persons interested in applying for admission to the program should review this list to develop a better understanding of the skills, abilities, and behavioral expectations necessary to successfully complete the program. The College complies with the requirements and spirit of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; therefore, the College will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified.

Sensory/Observation Skills

General: Use sensory cues to conduct inspections and tests to determine root causes of failures and respond properly.

Specific:

  • Interpret read-outs from analog and digital meters, oscilloscopes, tape rulers, and other measuring devices.
  • Distinguish identifying colors of wires, push buttons, indicating lights, and other objects.
  • Recognize and compare shapes and forms of objects.
  • Detect and respond to warning indicators of malfunctions.
  • Judge distance and spatial relationships of objects.
  • Detect and respond to sensory cues that indicate problems.
  • Select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for installation, maintenance and repairs.

Motor skills

General: Possess physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity needed to safely perform electrical work.

Specific:

  • Operate necessary tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Remove and replace failed components and small parts.
  • Position and maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Work at varying heights.
  • Lift and transport equipment and supplies as necessary.

Communication skills

General: Communicate to gather and convey information.

Specific:

  • Speak, write, and understand English.
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information coherently.
  • Document work accurately.

Behavioral skills

General: Behave appropriately and safely in a cooperative learning environment.

Specific:

  • Fulfill personal and shared responsibilities.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Exercise good judgment.
  • Follow safety procedures.
  • Distinguish identifying colors of wires, push buttons, indicating lights, and other objects.
  • Use a ladder to work at varying heights.
  • Document work carefully.

Environmental tolerance

General: Function safely in an electrical shop environment.

Specific:

Work for prolonged periods amidst:

  • Sharp tools and materials
  • Electrical equipment
  • Chemicals and toxins
  • Heat, dust, and fumes
  • Machinery with moving parts
  • Slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Variations in lighting
  • Noise

Program Learning Outcomes


A graduate of the Plumbing and Electrical Instrumentation AOS program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to safely use common test equipment.
  • Calculate electrical circuit configurations, including series, parallel, and series-parallel.
  • Diagnose residential and commercial heating control systems.
  • Calculate voltage sources, both single-phase and three-phase, including alternators, generators, and batteries.
  • Observe National Electric Code compliance, including calculating wire sizes, sizing starters, fuses, and overloads.
  • Understand magnetism and magnetic properties.
  • Calculate RLC circuits (resistance, inductance, capacitance).
  • Calculate power transmission systems (transformers).
  • Use programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  • Understand AC motors and alternators, both single- and three-phase.
  • Understand and apply the International Plumbing Code and New York State Code.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of plumbing materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Display the ability to measure, cut, and join steel pipe, copper tubing, plastic and cast-iron soil pipe; demonstrate knowledge of fittings as well as basic fabrication of sheet-metal principles and layout techniques.
  • Exhibit basic drafting techniques as they relate to the plumbing, heating, and pipefitting field through the completion of various drawings, such as: piping isometrics, plumbing floor plans, and riser diagrams.
  • Install residential hydronic and steam heating systems, and indirect and direct domestic water heaters.
  • Design and install warm-air heating systems and the various types of hot-water heating systems for residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Design and install potable water, sanitary waste, and vent systems in residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Correctly and safely wire oil and gas boilers and warm-air heating systems.
  • Display an understanding of building energy requirements, and demonstrate the ability to perform residential heat-loss calculations.
  • Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.

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