Night Class Course Descriptions

Journeyman, Apprentice, Upgrade 3rd Year, R7-R8

 Elective Classes

Lighting Control and Building Automation: This 14 week class will cover the latest technology and integration of control systems, wiring and installation. It will include lighting control as well as the history of building automation, application types and key requirements, network and connection concepts, predicting future trends and the ins and outs of the BAS with interaction to the human machine interface.

NEC 1: This 14 week class is designed for the student that is interested in learning how to use and apply the NEC. A generous amount of time is spent on the structure of the NEC and how to navigate the code by using Codeology or other proven methods.  The class is currently using the 2014 NEC. The 2014 Electrical Systems textbook will be provided. 2014 NEC books will be available for purchase for $75.00 (Money Order ONLY)

NEC 2: This 14 week class is designed for the student that has good knowledge and understanding of the NEC.  The class focuses on test taking skills and a lot of practice exams.  Topics reviewed include overcurrent protective devices, conductor ampacities, grounding and bonding, box fill calculations, residential and commercial calculations.  The class is currently based on the 2014 NEC.

Electrical Project Supervision: NECA's Electrical Project Supervision Program (EPS) is designed to provide critical skills to supervisors with a wide range of responsibilities. Topics covered include the supervisor’s role, communication, performance management, employee relations, safety, production management, understanding costs and contracts. The material enriches the understanding of business and processes of construction and gives insight into what might be ahead when moving up the administrative ladder.

Switchgear: This course is designed for Journeymen and Apprentices interested in obtaining information on the Electrical Power Distribution Design of Commercial and Industrial Power Systems. This course will cover the basic design principles involved in short circuit analysis, voltage drop calculations, power factor correction, system grounding and other subjects. This course will also cover the application of electrical equipment such as transformers, motors, feeders, switchgear and breakers.

Power Quality:

Instrumentation: 14 week class for Journeyman with EPRI level 1 test. Course will cover the fundamentals of flow, pressure, temperature and instrument calibration. Classroom instruction and lab sessions included.

Motor Control: This 14 week class will cover the basics of magnetic motor control theory through the use of timers, control relays, contacts and starters. Basic electrical knowledge is required.  The theory is comprehensive and requires good problem solving/troubleshooting skills.  Approximately 50% of class time will be spent on the hands on training boards. Time will be dedicated to the design and manipulation of M/C Schematics (Ladder Diagrams) and use of hands on M/C Lab to construct the circuits. Methods to convert the Ladder Diagrams into Wiring Diagrams and the reverse. Basic Electronic Motor Control Devices will be discussed and 2 nights will be devoted to Variable Frequency Drive basics and a hands on Lab.

Fire Alarm: This 14 week class is a basic introduction to Fire Alarm systems.  Students will become familiar with fire alarm devices and their uses as well as the different wiring methods. Students will learn to wire fire alarm devices and basic troubleshooting techniques.  This class does not focus on the NICET examination requirements.  

Auto CAD and BIM 1: This 14 week class is an introduction to AutoCAD (Computer Aided Drafting).  Topics covered include drawing basic shapes, dimensioning, modifying existing drawings and plotting.  BIM (Building Information Modeling) software will be introduced as well. Students must have basic computer skills in order to take this class.

Security: This 14 week class teaches the technology involved with security systems.  Topics discussed will include passive infrared sensors, glassbreak sensors, and magnetic contacts.  Designing proper placement for security devices will also be covered.  Basic CCTV and an introduction to access control will be covered as well.

Structured Cabling with Optical Fiber: This course focuses on category 3, 5e, 6, 6a, and coaxial cabling technology, installation practices, hardware, termination and testing. It also includes an introduction to optical fiber.

 

Trade Teaching: This 14 night class is designed for electricians that would like to teach classes for the JATC. The class covers teaching techniques, teaching aids, developing lesson plans, test writing, and tracking performance. Students will be required to teach two short presentations to their peers.

 

Welding 1: This 14 week course offers a basic introduction to welding. The course will cover safety, acetylene gas welding, cutting, main emphasis on stick welding with some exposure to MIG and TIG welding practices. No certification is available at the end of the course.

 

Blueprints: In this 14 week course students will begin with the fundamentals of blueprint reading such as symbols, views, and lines. Students will then progress into the different types of drawings included in a set of blueprints. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to navigate a full set of drawings and identify key elements on architectural, riser, and power and lighting drawings. Students will also learn to calculate conduit and wire sizes based on the information included in a set of drawings.

Conduit Bending: This 14 week class will review the basics of hand bending. Basic bends such as offsets, 3 point and 4 point saddles will be taught utilizing multipliers and shrink calculations. The class will then transition into the basics of mechanical conduit bending utilizing multiplier and shrink calculations. Greenlee 1818 "Chicago Benders," Greenlee 555 benders, and Greenlee table benders will be used. Proper footwear (Boots) is required.

High Voltage Cable Splicing: This 14 week class covers the basics of High Voltage cable splicing and terminations.  Much of the class time is spent performing hands on techniques including hand taping and terminating splices.  Proper footwear (boots) is required to perform the tasks.

 

Tele-Data Classes

BICSI ITS Technician-TECH: Candidates are tested on their ability to understand and apply a comprehensive collection of installation-specific information. Individual preparing to sit for the ITS Technician exam must possess at least three years of current and verifiable ITS industry installation experience. Participants for the exam must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks. A completed application and a $275 nonrefundable exam fee is the responsibility of each participant.

 

BICSI ITS Installer 2-Opt Fiber-INSTF: Candidates are tested on their ability to understand and apply a comprehensive collection of installation-specific information. Individuals preparing to sit for the ITS Installer 2, Optical Fiber exam must possess at least two years of current and verifiable ITS industry installation experience. Participants for the exam must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks. A completed application and a nonrefundable exam fee of $275.00 is the responsibility of each class participant.

 

BICSI ITS Installer 2-Copper-INSTC: Candidates are tested on their ability to understand and apply a comprehensive collection of installation-specific information. Individuals preparing to sit for the ITS Installer 2, Copper exam must possess at least one year of current and verifiable ITS industry installation experience. Participants for the exam must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks. A completed application and a nonrefundable exam fee of $275.00 is the responsibility of each class participant.

 

General Classes for All Students

Basic Life Support, CPR: This two night class will teach the basic principles of CPR using Coyne materials. Students must pass a written exam and be able to perform CPR on a manikin to the satisfaction of the instructor. Students must be in attendance for all class hours to receive a completion certificate.

 

First Aid: This two night class will teach the basic principles of First Aid using Coyne materials. Students must pass a written exam. Students must be in attendance for all class hours to receive a completion certificate.

 

OSHA 10: Students must be in attendance for all class hours to receive an OSHA 10 card. Students are provided training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.  The class also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint.

 

Advanced Classes

Masters Code: This 14 week class prepares journeyman electricians to apply and take local jurisdictional Master Electricians examinations. The 2014 NEC is covered in a very comprehensive manner.  The course covers all of the following topics: Services, Switchboards, and Panelboards, Grounding and Bonding, Feeder and Branch Circuits, Generators and Transformers, Residential and Commercial Code Calculations.  2014 NEC books will be available for purchase for $75.00 (Money Order ONLY)

Auto CAD and BIM 2:

Fire Alarm Test Prep: This 14 week class is designed to be an introduction to NICET certification.  Students will be guided through the application process as well as covering important information needed to apply for the examination.  Levels 1-4 will be covered in this class.

Welding 2: Must have previous welding experience or have taken Welding 1 class. Types and properties of metals, Joint designs, Welding positions, Oxy- acetylene welding, Gas welding and brazing, Arc welding skill review, MIG welding, TIG welding, Cutting processes, Fabrication and additional exercises.

RTP, R1 and R2 Residential Classes

Residential 1 - Basic Circuitry: This 7 week class covers basic hand and power tools, Ohm’s Law, wire and cable, and multi-wire branch circuits. Hands-on labs will include single pole, 3-way, and 4-way switches as well as duplex receptacle wiring. Each student is responsible to bring their own hand tools to each lab (wire strippers, side cutting pliers, Phillips and common screwdrivers). This class will suffice as one of the 1st Year Residential modules. Trainees are required to pass an exam at the conclusion of the 7 week class. Attendance at a minimum of 6 classes is required for successful completion.

 

Residential 1 - Basic Conduit Bending: This 7 week class will cover the basics of hand bending. Basic bends such as 90s, offsets, 3 point and 4 point saddles will be taught utilizing multipliers and shrink calculations. Proper footwear (boots or work shoes) is required. This class will suffice as one of the 1st Year Residential modules. Trainees are required to pass an exam at the conclusion of the 7 week class. Attendance at a minimum of 6 classes is required for successful completion.

 

Residential 1 - Basic Math: This 7 week class covers basic math essential for success in the electrical construction industry. Topics include: Reading a Rule, Fractions, Integers, Units and Measurements, Percent’s, Ratios and Proportions, Exponents, Introduction to Plane Geometry, and Introduction to Trigonometry. This class will suffice as one of the 1st Year Residential modules. Trainees are required to pass an exam at the conclusion of the 7 week class. Attendance at a minimum of 6 classes is required for successful completion.

 

Residential Trainees must also take OSHA 10, First Aid and CPR before they can advance to R3.

 

R3, R4, R5, R6 Residential Classes

 

Residential 2 – Applications: This 7 week class is a hands-on module that will cover the following applications: Knockout Cutting, Building a Trapeze, Pulling Wire, Threading Conduit, Terminating an Electrical Panel, Basic Telecom Jacks and Plugs. Each student is responsible to bring their own hand tools to each lab (folding rule or tape measure, torpedo level, channel locks or equivalent, pencil, hacksaw, adjustable wrench, wire strippers, side cutting pliers, Phillips and common screwdrivers). This class will suffice as one of the 2nd Year Residential modules. Trainees are not required to pass an exam at the conclusion of the 7 week class, but are required to successfully complete each application. Attendance at a minimum of 6 classes is required for successful completion.

 

Residential 2 – Blueprints: This 7 week class focuses on reading commercial blueprints and covers the following topics: Scaling and Dimensions, Symbols, Site and Floor Plans, Schedules and Specifications, and Takeoffs. A pencil and folding rule or ruler is required for this class (colored pencils are encouraged). This class will suffice as one of the 2nd Year Residential modules. Trainees are required to pass an exam at the conclusion of the 7 week class. Attendance at a minimum of 6 classes is required for successful completion.

 

Residential 2 - DC Theory: This 7 week class covers basic Ohm’s Law (voltage, current, resistance, and power) as it applies to series, parallel, and combination circuits. Extensive practice and hands-on electronic labs are included in this course. This class will suffice as one of the 2nd Year Residential modules. Trainees are required to pass an exam at the conclusion of the 7 week class. Attendance at a minimum of 6 classes is required for successful completion.

 

Residential 2 - Intro to the NEC: This 7 week class is an introduction to the National Electrical Code. It is designed to make the student knowledgeable about the layout and organization of the NEC. A calculator is required for this course. This class will suffice as one of the 2nd Year Residential modules. Trainees are required to pass an exam at the conclusion of the 7 week class. Attendance at a minimum of 6 classes is required for successful completion.