Electricity II (Network Cabling & Fiber Optics) (28535)
Full year, 2 periods, 2 credits
Grades 10 – 12
Prerequisite: Electricity I (see below for certification eligibility requirements).
DESCRIPTION: Electricity II provides instruction in the wiring methods of commercial construction and communications cabling, including telephone wiring, cable television wiring, BICSI/RBT Systems Copper based Network Cabling and Fiber Optic Network Cabling. Seniors may be eligible for a work-study program in the electrical supplies distribution field. The commercial wiring is taught to the standards of the National Electrical Code. The Network Cabling is taught to the BICSI/RBT Systems standard and meets the TIA/EIA 568A standard. Students will study communications wiring standards, wiring methods and techniques, network and cabling history and terminology. Students will have an opportunity to take the BICSI/RBT certification examinations.
Eligibility requirements to take the BICSI/RBT certificate examinations:
- Students must have successfully completed Electricity I.
- Students must be proficient in reading, writing, and comprehending English.
- Students must successfully complete all of the Network Cabling instruction.
- Students must meet all the state, local, and instructor requirements.
The BICSI/RBT certification is nationally recognized by the communications wiring industry. The Arlington Career Center and the instructor are both BICSI/RBT certified.
Note: A credit earned in this course will fulfill the Fine / Practical Arts requirement for graduation.