Low Voltage System Installer - LV21

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

Low-voltage electricians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing wiring, equipment, and fixtures. They may also be responsible for instructing more-junior staff members on these tasks. These electricians must be up to date on building codes, able to read blueprints correctly, and - if necessary - prepare a sketch of the project. Additionally, low voltage electricians need to communicate regularly with colleagues and clients, meaning excellent communication skills are necessary; they should not only be able to effectively diagnose problems that arise in electrical systems, but communicate with clients on those problems as well. Knowledge of the tools required in day-to-day work is necessary. These electricians can be hired by general contractors who need help on larger projects or individuals and organizations that need help on relatively smaller projects.

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 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 (20 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

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.

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.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides an introduction to networking technologies. Cover a wide range of material about networking, from careers in networking to local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems and implementing the installation of networks. The course reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of LAN and Wan technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support.

Prereqs: ELCR 2190

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the fundamentals of voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and technology, the infrastructure benefits and applications. Topics include Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN), telephony signaling and services, basics of Internet Protocol (IP), H.323, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), gateway protocols, and Quality of Service (QoS).

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: TELE 2020

This course is designed to give students an overview of the different types of communication platforms used primarily in inter-connects as well as the business systems component of service providers. Emphasis is placed on system features, installation, programming, and troubleshooting.


Related Program Options:

Telecommunications and Security Technology Diploma
Low Voltage Electronic Safety and Security Technician TCC


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