Course Summary
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180 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Nec Code. This Course Is Recommended For A Total Of
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Electrical or Industrial Safety
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Dc Circuits or Dc Theory
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 9 The Lower-Division


The course objective is to prepare students for completion of the 1st Year Installer/Technician Bundle. This bundle is a combination of the following courses: Orientation, Level I; Installer/Tech Job Information 1; Test Instruments; DC Theory, Level I; Fiber Optics; Code and Practices-1; Blueprints; and Structured Cabling. It provides a complete overview of the Installer/Technician Apprenticeship Program, from the history of the IBEW and structure of NECA to the goals and responsibilities of the apprentice. Students will identify some of the basic telecom tools of the trade and learning how to tie basic knots. This course is designed to instruct a student in using electrical units and Ohm's Law. Students will understand, as well as, calculate resistance in DC series circuits. An overview of structured cabling systems and the need for them will be explained. Students will be introduced to the different fiber optic cables and learn the proper way to install them. An introduction to the National Electrical Code and learning how to interpret the language of the code will be discussed in detail.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the structure and heritage of the IBEW and NECA
  • Identify the general use for test instruments
  • Understand the principles of magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Identify fiber optic cables, joints and how to install them
  • And identify the fundamentals of blueprint drawing & how to make proper sketches.
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to analyze the attributes of an IBEW/NECA apprenticeship
  • List the basic telecom tools of the trade
  • Identify the proper care and use of ladders, fastening devices, building wire construction, as well as the reality of electrical shock
  • Determine the basics of electricity, Ohm's law, and electrical circuits
  • Understand and calculate resistance in DC series circuits
  • Explain how current reacts in DC combination circuits
  • Demonstrate how to calculate power in DC combination circuits
  • Interpret the language of the NEC in order to correctly apply its requirements

General Course Topics:

  • Orientation, Installer/Tech Job Information 1, Test Instruments, DC Theory, Fiber Optics, Code and Practices 1, Blueprints, and Structured Cabling
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials