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Electrical Construction Technology Advanced Certificate

Construction Technology Electrical Construction 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. Electricians assemble, install, maintain, and test electrical equipment and wiring 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

721

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

35.5  CH
IBEW
432IBEW 702
Electrical Circuitry 4.5
This course will include a study in circuitry used in the residential housing industry in the Chicago metropolitan area. Installation practices. Practical hands-on wiring skills such as splicing and termination will be taught. The students are expected to apply themselves, learn and accomplish entry levels of proficiency in these subject areas. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 703
Conduit Bending I 3.5
This course is designed to teach the student the various methods of bending conduit employed in the electrical construction industry. The focus of the course is on hand-type benders and methods of conduit installation utilized in the commercial, industrial and residential housing industry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
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 706
Conduit Bending II 3.5
Upon completion of this course the student will have gained skills in advanced conduit bending techniques utilizing mechanical leverage benders and hydraulic benders commonly used in the electrical construction industry. Hand-operated and automatic cutting and threading devices will also be mastered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 708
Motor Control Systems 3.5
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered the basic concepts and theory of installation, operation, and maintenance of motor control devices commonly used in the electrical construction industry. Skills in testing, troubleshooting, and safety techniques will be developed through hands-on training and the use of field simulated problems. In addition, this course includes a discussion of the theory and the practical application of transformers as used in the electrical industry. 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 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