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**For the most up to date listing of classes, please go to the Calendar tab**

No expiration dates are associated with the Skill classes.
Scheduling structure of classes may vary - general outlines are provided below.

*All classes subject to cancellation if below minimum registration requirement*

AutoCAD (Basic, 12-hours)

  • Use of Edit Commands

  • How to Layer Drawings

  • Create Symbols/Attributes

  • Add Notes/Dimensions

  • Develop Macros

  • Create Material Lists


Blueprint Reading (15-hours)

  • Reading blueprints for structural information

  • Working drawings/blueprints

  • Job Specifications, Notes & Detail Requirements

  • Devise a material take-off list

  • Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical & other pertinent plans

  • Identify discrepancies on the Prints and Drawings


Computer Training (Basic, 5-hours)

This class can help students who are interested in SIMUTECH and AutoCAD but are not confident enough to sign-up for these classes due to their unfamiliarity with computers. Computers will be provided. It is optional to bring your own laptop. Potential for intermediate and advanced-level classes should there be enough interest.

  • Basic computer hardware use

  • Basic computer file navigation

  • Basic trouble-shooting

  • Basic formatting and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Conduit Bending (20-hours)

  • System Safety and Pre-Work Check List

  • Set-up

  • Layout and Fabrication

  • Ram Travel

  • One-Shot and Multiple-Shot Applications

  • 90°, offset, kicks and segment bending techniques


Direct Digital Controls (10-hours)

  • DDC terminology

  • Identifying cabling requirements

  • Design layout

  • Installation/termination of DDC devices

  • Testing protocol of DDC devices

  • Troubleshooting techniques.


Introduction to Fiber Optics (Modified, 20-hours)

This training combines a classroom and practical application.

  • Basic knowledge of fiber optics

  • Learn to test and terminate fiber cable and gain valuable skills that can be used in real-world application.

**Suggested training for Telecommunication workers and Spectrum Employees.  For Spectrum, this training course (module) may be used to fulfill the requirements for classification upgrade.


Fire Alarm (12-hours)

This class combines classroom learning & hands-on laboratory.

  • Basic fire alarm systems

  • Initiating

  • Wiring methods

  • Supervising stations

  • Components and signals

  • Inspecting

  • Testing maintenance


Levels & Transits (Basic, 20-hours)

Formally "Basic Construction Layout".  This course is comprised of combined classroom and practical sessions. Applicable basic mathematical review covered during classroom sessions as calculations will be required during the practical sessions.

  • Basic principles of surveying measurements & angles

  • Techniques for laying out

  • Use of common surveying equipment


Levels & Transits (Intermediate, 20-hours)

This course is comprised of both classroom and practical sessions, and is an extension of the Basic Levels & Transits Course.

  • Learn how to read blueprints

  • Understand plan & profile drawings

  • Lay-out features and stake-out trenches from a blueprint given stationing and baseline offset dimensions

  • Utility crossings and existing and finished grades as it pertains to excavation for trenches prior to grading

  • Additional topics may include calculations of area and volume as well as basic trigonometry.

**PREREQUISITE:  Completion of BASIC Levels & Transit (formally BASIC CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT)


Money Management (Basic, 2-hours)

Learn how to get ahead with your finances:

  • Balancing a checkbook

  • Budgeting

  • Living on less than you make

  • Investing and more!

  • Students will be given the opportunity to start their own personal budget


Motor Control I (Basic, 16-hours)

  • Basic fundamental concepts of manual, indicating & automatic operating motor control devices

  • Learn how to design/build a functioning motor control circuit

  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning systems


Motor Control II (Intermediate, 16-hours)

Description coming soon.

Motor Control III (Advanced, 16-hours)

Description coming soon.


Power Quality (TBD)

Description coming soon.


Test Instruments (TBD)

  • Hands-on Workshop

  • Perform labs

  • Digital Multimeters (DMM)

  • Current Clamp meters

  • Insulation Resistance Testers


Photovoltaic (10-hours)

Basic components of:

  • PV System

  • Stand-alone System

  • Grid-Tie System

  • Battery back-up System

  • Installation Method

  • NEC Requirements

  • Electrical One-line Drawings


Pole Climbing (Safety & Skill Class, 20-hours)

  • Safety procedures

  • Personal protective equipment

  • Pole-top rescue, emergency response

  • How-to secure the area

  • Notification

  • Pole inspections

  • Climbing gear and fitting climbing gear

  • Pole comfort

  • Tools

  • Tag lines

  • Climbing technique

**Suggested training for Telecommunication workers and Spectrum Employees.  For Spectrum, this training course (module) may be used to fulfill the requirements for classification upgrade.


Pole Top Rescue (Safety & Skill Class)

  • Hurt Man Rescue Training Initial Certification

  • Hurt Man Rescue Refresher Certification

**Suggested training for High Voltage Lineman, Telecommunication workers and Spectrum Employees.  For Spectrum, this training course (module) may be used to fulfill the requirements for classification upgrade.


Qualified Rigger/Signal Person Qualification (Safety & Skill Class, 15-hours)

  • Signal Person training & evaluation (hand signal only at this time)

  • Qualified rigger training

  • Identifying various slings

  • Identifying rope types

  • How to balance a load

  • Use of lifting devices

  • Safety and inspection

  • Maintenance of slings and ropes


SIMUTECH (15-hours)

  • Computer-based program used to develop fundamental skills in trouble shooting circuits

  • Students must successfully complete various levels of Skill Tasks to receive the Proficiency Certificate

  • Gain valuable trouble-shooting skills that can be used in the real world application in addition to hands-on skill training classes



Transformers (15-hours)

  • Buck-Boost transformers

  • Principles of mutual induction

  • Transformer impedance

  • Design and ratings

  • Harmonics

  • Transformer connections

  • Autotransformers

  • How to connect single phase transformers for three-phase operation & other special transformers


Welding (Basic, 40-hours)

This course covers basic welding skills and hazard awareness for arc welding and oxy-acetylene cutting.


  • Must be on time

  • Must commit to attend all days of training

  • Must dress in proper attire (discussed in pre-condition meeting)

  • Welding gloves and jacket required


Welding (Intermediate, 40-hours)

Description coming soon.


Welding (Advanced, 40-hours)

Description coming soon.