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Electrical Line Worker (Overhead) Advanced Certificate

Construction Technology Electrical Line Worker (Overhead)

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

30

Program/Plan Number

766

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Prerequisites

 CH
  • Valid driver's license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Lift weight of 50 pounds
  • COMPASS test scores - Math 041, Reading 077
  • Pole climbing evaluation

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

30  CH
English
ENGLISH 197
Communications Skills 3
This course provides additional support to English 101 students emphasizing critical reading, academic writing, and standard English grammar. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, OR grade of C or better in English 100, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey
Mathematics
MATH 107-3
Math For Technicians I 3
Designed to provide mathematical tools for students in terminal technical curricula. Emphasis is on practical aspects of mathematics and less upon the theoretical. Topics include elementary algebra operations, simultaneous and quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, logarithms, introduction to trigonometry, vectors, and use of calculator. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
Technology 332
332TECH 448-1
Vocational Physical Training I 1
Vocational Physical Training focus on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students learn the basic of nutrition and how what we eat fuels our bodies. Students will learn proper techniques to stretch, warm up and physically train. Emphasis is given to cardiovascular training as well as leg and upper body strength. Instructors work with students to overcome physical challenges and fears for basic pole climbing. Student must earn a "C" or better in course to advance to Vocational Physical Training II. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 449
Professional Development 2
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the human relations skills necessary to obtain employment and succeed in a quality work environment. This course includes resume development, cover letter writing, job searching skills, networking skills, interviewing techniques, and post-interview skills. Additionally, this course helps students succeed while on the job by exposing students to current workplace trends, team building skills, customer and co-worker relations, attitude and motivation, stress management, and financial management and planning. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 452
Basic Electrical Theory 3
This class covers the theories behind basic electricity. The emphasis is on electron theory, magnetism, Ohm's Law, and circuitry. Alternating current concepts such as circuits with resistance, inductive and captive reactive circuits, and power factor correction are covered. Basic math skills are used. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 453-1
Overhead Techniques & Projects I 4
This first semester discusses basic electric system layout from generator to electrical user and focuses on practical tasks and working concepts associated with electrical line work. Aerial climbing is introduced and practiced; power line equipment is used. Overhead distribution line design, specifications, and construction are part of this class. In this class, students learn basic rope knots, guying and anchoring techniques, electrical connectors, hand tools, and power tools. Additionally, students learn about single phase underground distribution concepts and metering principles. Student must earn a "C" or better to advance to Overhead Techniques and Projects II. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MATH 107, ENGLISH 197, 332TECH448-1 and 449.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 458-1
Overhead Techniques & Projects II 4
In this second semester class, students learn about and use advanced levels of topics such as aerial climbing, rope knots and splices, electrical connectors, electrical test equipment, as well as hand and power tools. Students also learn basic hydraulic principles. Application and installation of various electrical apparatus in a lab environment is completed by the students. Overhead distribution structures are constructed, protective grounding is introduced and live line work such as rubber gloving and hot stick use (deenergized lines). Underground distribution (UD) equipment is introduced including cable terminating tools and cable locating equipment. Students will install and terminate UD cable, Three-phase concepts such as metering and UD are covered. The class covers varies component pieces of electrical distribution equipment. The class is introduced to current prospective devices including automatic throw overs, high voltage fuses, sectionalizers and oil current reclosers. Students learn to identify various type switches and are introduced to step-type voltage regulators. Students practice safety concepts common to line workers. Students also identify and read distribution maps. A trencher/cable plow, trucks and other mobile equipment are used by the student. The student must earn a C or better in this course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 452 and 332TECH 453 and 462.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 459-1
Construction Safety and Rescue 3
This course is intended to provide the student with a basic understanding of safety practices found in the construction industry. The student will be provided specific instruction in Flagging and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Emphasis will be placed upon those areas in construction that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Upon completion, students will be issued the OSHA construction safety and health 10-hour course completion card. The student will be provided a basic knowledge of bucket truck and pole top rescue. Emphasis will be placed upon those areas in the electrical line worker profession. Student must earn a "C" or better in course to advance. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 452, 453 and 462.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 462
Vocational Physical Training II 1
Vocational Physical Training focuses on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students will build upon the skills developed in Vocational Physical Training I. Students will learn how to select foods to provide optimum health and the best sources of energy. Students will learn how to read labels and how to use food to cleanse and maintain overall health. Students will build upon techniques for stretching, warming up and physical training. Student must earn a grade of C or better in course to advance to Vocational Physical Training III. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 448.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 463
Vocational Physical Training III 1
Vocational Physical Training focuses on preparing students for the physical challenges that line worker careers require. Students will build upon the skills developed in Vocational Physical Training II. Students will learn how to produce ideal body composition through food intake and how to balance other physical dimensions of self through physical activities. Students will learn advanced techniques to stretch, warm up and physically train. Student must earn a C or better to satisfy course and certificate completion. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in 332TECH 462.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
332TECH 464
Power Equipment Operation I 3
This course provides instruction in preparation for obtaining a commercial driver's license. In addition, the class covers the operation and use of a variety of power equipment commonly used in the electric power industry including the use of bucket trucks, power take-off equipment, trailers, cable pullers and tensioners. Student must earn a grade of C or better in the course to advance. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discpline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MATH 107, ENGLISH 197, 332TECH 448-1 and 449.
Offered at: Kennedy-King

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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