Communications Technology Basic Certificate
Basic Certificate (BC)
The purpose of this
program is to prepare students to become an apprentice under the tutelage of
a union electrical contractor. Communications Journeymen and Apprentices
install and maintain structured wiring and electronic systems in residential,
commercial and industrial settings.
Details: Basic Certificate (BC)
General Education Requirements
Program Core Requirements
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.
Print Reading I
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.
Technical Math I
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.
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.
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.
Elective Program Requirements
Total Minimum Credit Hours