APSC 111: JOB INFORMATION, SAFETY, TEST INSTRUMENTS, STRUCTURED CABLING, FIBER OPTICS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||40 lecture, 40 laboratory per quarter (80 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Northern CA Sound & Communication JATC Apprenticeship Program.|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in APRT 130.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will be able to create accurate as-builts.
- A successful student will be able to identify specific industry hand/motorized tools.
The student will be able to:
A. Recognize the industry's importance in construction
B. Identify specific industry hand-motorized tools
C. Identify safety hazards for construction sites
D. Discuss fundamentals of fiber optics
A. Industry orientation
1. History of sound and communication
2. Heritage and the Union
B. Hand tools
1. Electric tools
2. Motorized tools
C. Communications and general safety
1. On the job safety
2. Cal OSHA and Federal OSHA
D. Fiber optics
1. Fundamentals of fiber optics
3. Installation practices of fiber optics
Work individually and in teams on basic tools of the trade, test instruments and tool safety. Included will be the installation of sound and/or communication devices using shielded, twisted pair cables, SC, ST, and Unicam fiber optic connectors. Equipment safety and safe handling practices are reviewed and applied.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Laboratory with test instruments and hands-on projects
C. Computers with internet access
D. When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and hardware; email address
Method(s) of Evaluation
Results of quizzes and tests
Classroom and laboratory project participation
Online discussion participation
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC). Structured Cabling. 2009.
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC). FOA Reference Guide to Fiber Optics. 2013.
These are the standard Sound & Communications textbooks/workbooks used for this course. Although one or more may not be within 5 years of the required published date, they are the most current books used when teaching this course. We will adopt the next edition of each text, as it is published.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments:
1. Structured Cabling textbook NJATC and Premise Cabling textbook FOA/videos - JATC videos on Canvas CMS and reading reference FOA textbook, including overview of premise cabling (chapter 1), terms (chapter 2), copper (chapter 4) and fiber optics (chapter 5)
B. Writing assignments:
1. Unshielded Twisted Pair Connecting Hardware - wiring diagram (pair colors/pair numbers)
1. Online videos - videos (created by the JATC) accessed on Canvas CMS include tool types and how they are used, work place of an electrical worker (hazards), electric shock, and fastening devices
2. LadderSafetyTraining.org - Ladder safety training (step ladder-extension ladder), students view online videos, take assessments and earn a certificate from the laddersafetytraining.org website