Cable Installation Specialist - CIS1

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

The purpose of the Cable Installation Specialist technical certificate of credit is to provide training opportunities for persons to gain entry level employment in installing cabling, including fiber optics, for telecommunications systems. Courses in the technical certificate provide both classroom and hands-on learning in the areas of safety, cable installation, fiber optics systems, and electrical circuitry.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (10 - 11 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course investigates the fundamental principles of electricity and provides an overview of fundamental electronics theory with an emphasis on practical applications. Topics include: basic electrical/electronics terminology; electromagnetic theory; direct and alternating currents; resistor, transistor, semiconductor and integrated circuit applications; and safety practices and procedures.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and explores the applications of fiber optics transmission systems. Laboratory exercises give students hands-on experience with fiber optic devices. Topics include: introduction to optical fiber principles, types of optical fiber, characteristics of optical fiber, factors contributing to fiber losses, fiber optic systems, installation and maintenance of fiber optic systems, fusion/quick connect splicing, and terminations.
Cabling Option: Choose One of the Following (3 - 4 hours)

Prereqs: ELCR 1010

Coreqs: None

Introduces the basic of cable installation from the initial site survey to  splicing cable and making connections. Through laboratory activities, students perform the basic tasks of a cable installer. Topics include: basic standards and practices, cable rating and performance, cable installation and management, testing and troubleshooting, industry standards, pulling cable, and understanding blueprints.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course is designed for the entry-level telecommunications technicians who need to understand the industry and be proficient in the basic practices used in a structured cabling and installation environment. Topics include identification of industry structure, standards, codes and methodologies; media characteristics; preparation for installation, connectors, grounding and bonding, testing, pulling and termination of cable; cable splicing; fire stopping; administration; professionalism; selection and maintenance of tools; delivery and inventory of equipment; and interpretation of symbols and specifications.



Related Program Options:

Telecommunications and Diploma


Peter Simmons
Telecommunications Instructor
Office: 8122
Phone: (229) 468-2000, ext. 2071
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus