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Apprenticeship - Sound and Communication 2012-2013

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One of the primary components of the Sound and Communications Industry (also called the low voltage industry) is voice data video. Voice Data Video has been the fastest growing category in the Sound and Communications field. Other areas of the Sound and Communications Industry include Audio Video Systems, Security and Fire/Life Safety Systems, fiber networks, including LAN and WAN, building automation controls, wireless communication systems, television distribution systems, and closed circuit television. It is an interesting and evolving field with exciting growth potential. The apprenticeship is an earn-while-you-learn program involving paid “full time” work and related classes.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students gain expertise and hands-on experience as they work on Sound & Communication systems to include: voice systems, data systems, video systems, fire alarm systems, home alarm systems, data networking systems, cabling and automation systems. These specialized skills are acquired through on-the-job training (OJT) and classroom instruction and lead to employment in the construction and service industry. After 3 years of classroom and work experience students are recognized as journeypersons in the Sound & Communication trade for the electrical industry.

Career Opportunities:

Upon completion of all course requirements listed below and 2000 hours of related work experience, graduates will be recognized as journeyman Sound & Communication Installers. Depending upon the student’s career interest and courses taken, graduates find employments as: Sound & Communication Installers, Telecommunication Technician, Network Technician, Field Installer, Sound & Communication Technicians, Network Specialist, Field Tester, Cable Splicer, Security & Alarm Technician, Foreman/Supervisor, Fiber Optics Installer, Field Inspector.

Units required for Certificate: 21

CP = Certificate of Proficiency [Non-Transcriptable].

Additional Information:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Sound & Communication Apprenticeship Program; current employment in the Sound & Communication industry.

Sound & Communication Installer Certificate of Proficiency (21 Units) [Non-Transcriptable]

APSC 111 Job Information, Safety, Test Instruments, Structured Cabling, Fiber Optics & Blueprint Reading (3.5 units)
APSC 112 DC Theory, Codes & Practices, Boxes, Connectors & Raceways (3.5 units)
APSC 121 AC Theory, Power Quality, Fire Alarm Systems & Grounding (3.5 units)
APSC 122 Security, Access Control, Telephony & Paging Systems (3.5 units)
APSC 131 Semiconductors, Nurse Call, Audio Visual Systems (3.5 units)
APSC 132 CCTV Systems, Fire/Life Safety & Voice Data Video (VDV) State Certification Prep (3.5 units)

Control Information:
2012-2013 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2012-05-04 16:47:06 | Dept Code: APSC