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Communications Technology Associate in Applied Science

Construction Technology Communications Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The Communications Technology A.A.S. degree is a cooperative effort between Daley College and the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (EJATT), which is made up of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 134. The program consistently provides state-of-the art education and training to apprentices and, through them, to residential and commercial building contractors.     

Applicants must be:      

  • Graduates of an accredited high school or have acceptable scores on the General Education Development (GED) test. Foreign and domestic high school education or domestic GED must be validated by official transcripts. Official transcripts will be accepted in place of the high school diploma if the graduation date is provided.     
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  • At least 18 years old prior to application.
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  • Have taken two semesters of high school or college algebra and earned a minimum C grade in each semester prior to application. An official transcript is required.
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  • Be physicaly able, as determined by a physician, to safely perform the tasks of a construction electrician. A drug test is required.
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  • Have evidence of a qualifying grade on an aptitude test prescribed by the EJATT Local Union 134. The aptitude test covers English and Mathematics comprehension, along with a spatial ability evaluation.
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Each student must achieve a minimum grade of C for all courses to complete the degree.      
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Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

65

Program/Plan Number

750

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

15  CH
Each student must achieve a minimum grade of C for all courses required to complete the degree.  An overall grade point average of 2.0 or better must be maintained. 
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
History
HISTORY 113
United States Labor History 3
Labor movements development in the United States; worker issues such as wages, hours, working conditions are analyzed within their historical context; labor legislation, collective bargaining, social insurance, government intervention and prospects for organized labor are examined in their historical setting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
IBEW
432IBEW 714
Technical Math I 3
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered the calculations and applications of the formulas used daily in the first year apprentice course of study and in the electrical construction industry. Writing assignment, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
Psychology
PSYCH 206
Business & Industrial Psychology 3
Psychological principles and techniques applied to activities and problems in business and industry; selling, advertising, market research, personnel work, employee selection and training, supervision, and morale. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Psychology 201, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
PSYCH 210-1
Principles of Supervisory Psychology 3
Psychological principles applied to problems with employees, both from the standpoint of management and of employees. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in PSYCH 201, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley

Program Core Requirements

50  CH
IBEW
432IBEW 704
Construction Technology 5
This course will include a study of common hardware and wiring materials used in the electrical construction industry. This course will include first aid, personal safety, and job site safety; the use of rope, knot tying, and basic rigging; drill gauges, drilling and tapping holes in metal, and drill sharpening; using knockout sets, hole saws, concrete anchors and fastening devices; and the use and care of hand tools, drill motors, hammer drills and grinding wheels. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 705
Print Reading I 4
Upon completion of this course the student will have gained a thorough knowledge of residential prints and their use with the National Electrical Code. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 707
Fire Alarm Systems 4
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered the basic concepts and theory of installation and maintenance of fire alarms systems and fire suppression systems currently in use in the electrical construction industry. Testing, troubleshooting and safety techniques through hands-on training and field simulated problems are developed. The course will also discuss the Chicago and National Electrical Codes as they pertain to the installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 709
Print Reading II 3
Upon completion of this course the student will have gained through knowledge of, commercial and industrial construction prints and their use with both the Chicago Electrical Code and National Electrical Code. Writing assignment, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 711
Communications 4
The BICSI Installer level telecommunications cabling installation training is designed for individuals with 2 to 5 years of low voltage cabling experience. The class combines lecture with hands-on skills practice using tools and equipment provided in class. The following areas are covered: ANSI/TIA/EIA wiring Standards and the National Electrical Code. LAN cabling system characteristics and network topologies, media and media characteristics, transmission fundamentals, connectorization, grounding and bonding, pulling and terminating copper and fiber, testing and troubleshooting copper and fiber, splicing fiber, fire stopping site surveys and safety practices. There will be a final examination and a period of structured on-the-job training to be completed at the student?s workplace. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 715
Technical Math II 3
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered code calculations and problem solving techniques used in the application of Ohm?s Law in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Writing assignment, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 716
Electronics 5
This course covers basic electronic and its application to the communications industry. The course will cover basic electric theory, direct current, alternating current, Writing Ohm?s Law, the use and calibration of electrical test equipment, electrical safety, soldering skill, series, parallel and combination circuits, and electronic components. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 717
Structured Wiring 5
This course provides the student with a thorough knowledge of the wiring materials commonly used in the communications industry. This course provides instruction on personal safety, jobsite safety and shop safety as it applies to the communications industry. In addition, there will be instruction in applicable EIA/TIA standards, BICSI requirements, media characteristics, transmission characteristics, fire protection, documentation, grounding, bonding, electrical protection, and other relevant industry practices. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the BICSI Level I Installer Examination. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 718
Integrated Systems I 4
This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts and theory of digital and analog based audio communications systems. This course will cover skills in installation, balancing, testing and troubleshooting of audio communications equipment. Included are constant voltage audio systems, paging systems, background music systems. and sound reinforcement systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 719
Integrated Systems II 5
This course will cover the basic concepts and theory of transmission and distribution of digital and analog based video signals. This course will cover transmission line theory and signal propagation along with installation, testing and troubleshooting of video communications equipment. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 720
Communication Systems Verification 4
This course covers the testing, benchmarking and troubleshooting of fiber optic and copper based communications systems. Also covered are the proper use of field test equipment, electrical safety, transmission characteristics, fault location and analysis of field test results. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of this of course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 721
Fiber Optics 4
This course covers the basic concepts and theory of digital transmission of communications over fiber optic communications cabling. This course will cover skills in installation, testing and troubleshooting of fiber optic connectors and cabling systems. This course meets the Fiber Optic Association Certification standards for Fiber Optic Association Certification standards for fiber optic installation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of this course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 722
Computer Networking 5
This course provides the student with an overview of the basics of networking from the component hardware to the topology and theoretical foundation of networks. Various types of networks and network topologies will be covered. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline, are part of this course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
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