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Communications Technology Advanced Certificate

Construction Technology Communications Technology

Advanced Certificate (AC)

​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.​​

This program requires students to submit a separate application or take other action before enrolling.  Please contact the college for additional information.

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

709

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

36.5  CH
IBEW
432IBEW 704
Construction Technology 4.5
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 3.5
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 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 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
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 4.5
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 4.5
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 3.5
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 721
Fiber Optics 3.5
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 725
Low Voltage Systems 3.5
Upon completion of this course, the student will have mastered the basic concepts and theory of the installation and maintenance of low voltage systems currently in use in the electrical construction industry. Installation, testing, troubleshooting and safety techniques through hands-on training and field simulated problems are developed. This course will cover topics in security, life safety, access, environmental controls, communications, data transfer, and data storage. The associated electrical codes are included in daily discussions as they pertain to installation and maintenance of low voltage systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

Career Pathways