Utility Construction Technician Curriculum


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Rice Lake Curriculum

Utility Construction Installer Curriculum Checklist

2020-21

Utility Construction Technician (Fall 2021 - Term 1)

Suggested Course List

Utility Construction Technician Curriculum Checklist

2021-22


Required Program Courses

30458304
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This is the first of three courses in the 10-week Truck Driving technical diploma. Become prepared for entry-level positions as a commercial driver and understand basic information about trucks and their operation. You will need to present your DOT physical (Fed-Med) card and drug test, CDL Permit (CLP) prior to enrolling in the course. If you need assistance with passing the CLP, refer to the CDL Theory course designed to help you prepare for the test. NOTE: It is required that Truck Driving program students enroll in all three levels of truck driving (30458304, 30458305 and 30458303) at the same time to secure space. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Truck Driving, Utility Construction Technician or Diesel Equipment Technician Plan.
30458305
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This is the second of three courses in the Truck Driving technical diploma. This course will focus on obtaining the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) while highlighting industry regulations, trip planning, hours of service, and driver safety. Corequisite: 30458304 Truck Driving - Semi Level 1.
31476304
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will complete the OSHA 10-Hour Construction certification. Students will complete Wisconsin Flagger Handbook Training Certification Course. Students will understand how underground utility systems operate and work together with Diggers Hotline. This course will include the following locating facilities and general plant basics: utility system layouts, utility construction and installation methods, manholes and vaults, termination of facilities, aboveground indicators of buried facilities, abandon facilities, access points, and general print reading concepts.
31476303
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
The student will be introduced to electrical concepts applied to AC and DC circuits. Covers resistive circuits, voltage and current laws, and analog and digital circuit analysis. Course explains general, personal, and test equipment for E&I safety. Covers measuring current, voltage, and resistance and the types of meters used. Describes types and applications of conductors as well as their installation techniques. Covers installation, termination, and testing power & broadband cabling systems. Introduces the types of equipment and methods used in power & broadband drop installations
32451370
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course will introduce the students to fiber optic communication systems. Topics covered include fiber optic design, installation, test and maintenance for multimode and singlemode networks. This class will benefit those with little or no fiber experience.
31476307
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
Students will be introduced to preventive and predictive maintenance and basic techniques for testing and inspections. Students will safely operate power tools, generators, air compressors, lubrication techniques, hydraulics and trash pumps. Students will learn how to prime diesel fuel systems, operate ground rod pounders, and jack hammers.
32476305
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
This course introduces the student to buried construction practices used in the utility service industry. Students will safely use hardware components and the equipment used in industry for rigging and installation procedures. Students will be safely introduced to a variety of construction machinery and operate in a controlled construction site environment setting. Students will load and unload machinery to safety specifications and secure loads to meet DOT regulations.
32476306
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Introduces the process of planning and executing underground utility services on various types of construction projects. The use of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, directional drills, excavators, tractor loader backhoe and other specialized equipment.
31476305
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
This course will introduce the students to the utility construction service industry. It will help them understand how they operate independently, as well as together as a team, and provide exceptional customer services. Students will examine current trends in utility construction industry. Students will prepare for utility construction interview. Students will track progress construction projects using spreadsheets. Students will provide operational status reports as used in construction industry.
31476306
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
This course introduces the student to the safe use and care of aerial construction equipment. Students will be introduced to climbing equipment (belt/climbers), lashing equipment, ladders, and bucket truck operation. It will familiarize the student with aerial construction specifications and installation practices used in the broadband industry.

Required General Studies Courses

32804303
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course covers practical applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, proportion, and formula evaluation. The course also includes measurement, U.S. and metric systems of measurement, and basic geometry. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE:
76854750 Math Foundations for Trades.

Total: 33 Credits


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800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Jennifer Bednarik

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800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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Jodi Saliny

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800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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