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JW, IJ, and Teledata
Course Description
 
Please see the "Current Schedule" page for exact class dates
 

IJ and JW Courses

TDLR Code Update for License Renewal
Basic Electrical Theory – DC and AC
Codeology for Electricians
Grounding
Code Calculations I
Code Exam Preparation
Electrician’s Pipebending Course
Electrician’s Print Reading
Basic Commercial Wiring
Transformers and Motors
Motor Controls
Basic Electronics
Introduction to Fire Alarms
Programmable Logic Controllers
First Aid and CPR
Code Calculations II

Teledata/BICSI Certification and CEC Courses

BICSI Technician Certification
BICSI Installer II Certification
Teledata Pipebending
Basic Electrical Theory - DC
NEC Codeology
Blueprint Reading
Basic Electronics
Introduction to Fire Alarms

TDLR 4-hour Continuing Education for License Renewal Various Saturday Mornings

Note: There is no pre-registration for this course. The course is held on specific Saturdays from 8:00am to Noon at the IBEW L.U. 716 Union Hall. Registration will be held from 7:30am to 8:00am on the day of the class. Simply show up at the Union Hall on the morning of the date you prefer. Please see the "Current Schedule" page for the exact dates.

Course Description: The course is approved by the State for Journeyman and Master license renewal. It covers State Laws, Rules, and the NEC as required by the State of Texas. This course is also approved for BICSI CEC credit for Installers, Technicians, and RCDDs.

Course Length: 4 hours
Cost: TBD

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Electrician’s Pipebending Course

Course Description: The student will be given a hands-on introduction to several bender types used in the field. Both EMT and rigid conduit bends are fabricated by each student. Bender types include EMT hand benders, Chicago benders, and hydraulic benders. Students will become familiar with 90 degree elbows, kicks, offsets, and saddles.

Course Length: 32 Hours - This course will run for 4 consecutive Saturdays, 8 hours each day.
Cost: TBD

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Teledata Pipebending

Course Description: This course is an introduction to Electrical Metallic Tubing installation as used in the telecommunications industry for protection and routing of cables and conductors. Emphasis is placed on using hand-benders to properly fabricate elbows, kicks, offsets, and saddles to fit a variety of job-site installation requirements. Take-up, shrink, and gain for EMT hand-benders is covered. This course is approved by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits for Installer and Technician Certification Renewal.

Course Length: 8 Hours
BICSI CECs: 8
Cost: TBD

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Basic Electrical Theory – DC and AC

Course Description: This course covers the basic aspects of voltage, current, and opposition. Both DC and AC will be covered. Some hands-on will be done involving series circuits, parallel circuits, loads, and basic switching. Ohm’s Law and Power formulas will be used to compute values of current and power. Electrical power sources will also be covered.

Course Length: 40 Hours - This course will run for 10 weeks, one night a week
Cost: TBD

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Basic Electrical Theory - Teledata

Course Description: This course will run for 4 consecutive Thursdays from 6:00pm to 10:00pm in conjunction with the above course. The course is an introduction to Direct Current Theory. Emphasis will be placed on providing an understanding of voltage, current, resistance and power. The atomic structure of atoms will be introduced, along with the electron theory of electricity. Ohm’s Law will be presented and used to calculate the parameters of given electrical circuits. This course is approved by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits for RCCD, Installer, and Technician Certification Renewal.

Course Length: 16 Hours
BICSI CECs: 12
Cost: TBD

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Codeology for Electricians

This course will be held on 10 consecutive Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. This is the NJATC Codeology course which is designed to teach the student how to use and understand the Code Book. An overview of the Code is given, then each Chapter is reviewed with emphasis on searching for and finding information. The course concludes with practice Code Exams.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD

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Codeology for BICSI CEUs

Course Description: This course will be held on 5 consecutive Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 10:00pm in conjunction with the course above. It develops NEC Code Book skills by identifying key words and phrases relating to the NEC and its structure. Written assignments will further refine the student’s ability to find individual items within the Code. This course is approved by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits for RCCD, Installer, and Technician Certification Renewal.

Course Length: 20 hours
BICSI CECs: 12
Cost: TBD

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Electrician’s Print Reading

Course Description: This course will be held on 10 consecutive Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. This course will cover various aspects of commercial prints. The course text includes a set of prints and typical job specifications. The course will cover not only the electrical and VDV prints for routing of conduits, cables, and installation of devices, but will also cover the structural, architectural, mechanical, and plumbing prints, with emphasis on how these items affect the electrical and telecommunications installations. Symbols found on prints will be studied in depth. Class assignments require the student to find and comprehend information about electrical installations from each set of prints.

Course Length: 40 hours
Cost: TBD

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Blueprint Reading for BICSI CEUs

Course Description: This course will be held on 4 consecutive Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and is held in conjunction with the course above. This course is an introduction to Printreading as used on jobsites. The course will cover not only the electrical and VDV prints for routing of conduits, cables, and installation of devices, but will also cover the structural, architectural, mechanical, and plumbing prints, with emphasis on how these items affect the electrical and telecommunications installations. Symbols found on prints will be studied in depth. Job specifications will also be covered. This course is approved by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits for RCCD, Installer, and Technician Certification Renewal.

Course Length: 16 Hours
BICSI CECs: 12
Cost: TBD

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Basic Electronics

Course Description: This course will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The material covered is a brief introduction to the semiconductor devices used in modern electronic equipment. Emphasis is placed on the operating principles of basic electronic components. Resistors, Capacitors, Diodes, Transistors, and Power Supplies will be covered. This course is approved by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits for RCCD, Installer, and Technician Certification Renewal.


Course Length: 12 Hours
BICSI CECs: 12
Cost: TBD

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Introduction to Fire Alarms

Course Description: This course is a one-day introduction to Fire Alarm systems. The focus of the course will be the basic operation and wiring of the various devices used with Fire Alarm Systems. Students will assist the instructor in wiring a working fire alarm system on the lab board. The course is intended to give basic knowledge of Fire Alarm System devices and their operation and is intended as precursor to further study of Fire Alarm Systems. This course is approved by BICSI for Continuing Education Credits for RCCD, Installer, and Technician Certification Renewal.


Course Length: 8 Hours
BICSI CECs: 8
Cost: TBD

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BICSI Technician Certification

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare the student to take the BICSI Technician Certification Exam. It is tailored for teledata employees who have at least 5 years of field experience. A variety of pertinent topics will be covered including standards, various types of cabling, grounding, termination, and safety. There is a $150-$200 fee for the exam, payable to BICSI. To sit for the exam, the student must provide written documentation of 5 years of teledata experience.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD + Exam Fee

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BICSI Installer II Certification

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare the student to take the BICSI Installer II Certification Exam. It is tailored for cable installers with two or more years of experience who want to stay abreast of current installation practices and standards. A variety of pertinent topics will be covered including standards, various types of cabling, grounding, termination, and safety. There is a $150-$200 fee for the exam, payable to BICSI. To sit for the exam, the student must provide written documentation of 2 years of teledata experience.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD + Exam Fee

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Basic Commercial Wiring

Course Description: This course covers the basics of wiring commercial buildings. Topics include the basics of: electrical theory, transformers, panels, overcurrent protection, feeders, branch circuits, switching, conduit bending and routing, and print reading. This course includes hands-on applications of basic EMT pipebending, wire pulling, single pole switching, 3-way switching, and branch circuit routing from prints.


Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD

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Code Calculations I

Course Description: This course focuses primarily on the math and calculations needed to be proficient with the NEC codebook. This will prepare the student for Code Calculations II and is a prerequisite unless approved by the JATC.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD

Code Calculations II

Course Description: This course will focus on the types of calculations in the NEC codebook. Many different examples of how the code is applied in specific circumstances are given. Topics include OCP and wire sizing, conduit fill, box fill, feeder and branch circuit sizing, and derating.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD

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Motor Control

Course Description: This is a hands-on course covering motor starters and control circuits. The course begins with a study of magnetic starters and their operation. Two-wire and three-wire control circuits are covered, along with control devices such as pushbuttons, limit switches, and photo-eyes. There will be ample opportunity for each student to connect the control circuits in the hands-on lab. This course is intended for those who have several years of experience in electrical construction and possess an understanding of electrical theory and circuitry.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD

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Grounding

Course Description: This NJATC course covers the National Electrical Code rules governing grounding. Article 250 is covered in depth, along with the reasons and purpose of grounding, grounding theory and application, and safety. It is intended for persons who have an understanding of electrical theory.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD

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First Aid and CPR

Course Description: This course is certified by Red Cross. Red Cross materials are used and cover basic job-site first aid and Adult, Child, and Infant CPR.

Course Length: 9 Hours
Cost: TBD

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Transformers and Motors

Course Description: This course will cover the practical aspects of connecting transformers and motors in the field. It will also touch on transformer theory and the different types of motors which may be encountered in the field.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD

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Programmable Controllers

Course Description: This is a hands-on course covering PLCs. The course begins with a study of the operation and components of a PLC. Two-wire and three-wire control circuits are covered, along with control devices such as pushbuttons, limit switches, and photo-eyes. There will be ample opportunity for each student to connect the control circuits in the hands-on lab. This course is intended for those who have several years of experience in electrical construction and possess an understanding of electrical theory and circuitry.

Course Length: 40 Hours
Cost: TBD

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