Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship certificate recognizes student attaining journey level status at the completion of the technical studies. A four year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. Trade specifics include low voltage wiring, wireless communication transport system and other transmission mediums including fiberglass.
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Financial Assistance funds cannot be applied towards this program.
This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.
Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.
Program Admission Requirements
- High School Diploma/GED
- 18 years old; Valid driver's license
- Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. A four year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsperson.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Use active listening and communication skills to ensure that the work is being performed correctly and efficiently.
- Communicate the scope of their work with crew members, general contractors, and end users.
- Work independently and as a member of a crew that is focused on a common goal within your scope of authority.
- Work in accordance with the Communication Workers of America’s (CWA) Code of Ethics.
- Use appropriate personal protective equipment, tools and work safely in accordance with OSHA, employer and customer safety protocols, and policies.
- Apply basic math and electrical knowledge to transport cabling systems in an efficient manner following industry standards and safe work practices.
- Apply math, electrical and mechanical knowledge and interpret prints to install, terminate, test and commission basic copper and fiber transport systems using best practices, industry standards, and safe work practices.
- Apply math, electrical, mechanical, equipment and advanced copper and fiber knowledge to install, test, commission, and service end user equipment and systems using best practices, industry standards and safe work practices.
- Plan, lead and manage the implementation of the scope of work to complete the project to the end users’ satisfaction.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|First Semester||Credit Hours|
|ATCW-1010||Worker Safety for Communication Transport||2|
|ATCW-1020||Communications Worker History||2|
|ATCW-1040||Basic Information Systems||2|
|ATCW-1210||Introduction to Information Transport - Copper||2|
|DEGR-xxxx||General Elective (See List Below)||3|
|ATCW-1270||Grounding and Bonding||1|
|ATCW-2010||Information Transport - Fiber||2|
|ISET-1410||Applied Electricity I||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Honors Computer Applications|
|ATCW-2070||Information Transport Circuits||1|
|ATCW-2120||Advanced Systems Transport||2|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
|ACCT-1011||Business Math Applications||3|
|BADM-1050||Professional Success Strategy||3|
|BADM-1301||Small Business Management||3|
|CNST-1731||Construction Print Reading||3|
|CNST-2131||Construction Methods and Materials||3|
|CNST-2631||Construction Management Systems||3|
|CNST-2990||Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis||3|
|HLTH-1230||Standard First Aid and Personal Safety||1|
|HLTH-1100||Personal Health Education||3|
|DEGR-xxxx||Any course in Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences/Natural & Physical Sciences|
MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement. These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016. Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.