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IEA Journeyman/Technician Continuing Education Course Offerings

(All courses with an asterisk (*) are offered for multi-state certification.)

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*Course #121 State License Certified Continuing Education
Basic Code Calculations for the Journeyman Electrician
This class will help update the field electrician on current code requirements. Topics discussed include ampacity, voltage drop, box and conduit fill and cooking equipment. It will also aid in preparation for the Journeyman Electrician Exam. A current National Electrical Code is required.

*Course #122 State License Certified Continuing Education
Advanced Code Calculations for the Journeyman Electrician
This class will help update the field electrician on current code requirements. Topics discussed include multi-family dwelling service loads, commercial loads, motor theory, load calculations and motor control, and 3-phase transformer theory. This class will also aid in preparation for the Master Electrician Exam. A current National Electrical Code is required.

*Course #123 State License Certified Continuing Education
Hazardous (Classified) Locations
A 4-hour course covering proper installation practices and proper use of materials in hazardous (classified) locations as required by Articles 500, 501, 502 and 503 of the NEC.

*Course #124 State License Certified Continuing Education
Basic Code-ology
This class will help you develop a better understanding of how the NEC is structured. You will also learn techniques to rapidly and efficiently locate topics in the NEC. A current National Electrical Code is required. (Qualifies for 7 BICSI credits.)

*Course #125 State License Certified Continuing Education
Preparing for the Journeyman Electrician Licensing Exam
A 16-hour course that will prepare you for the Journeyman Electrician level of competency. Topics to be covered include how to register for an Exam location and date, the structure of the Exam, preparing for the closed and open book portion of the Exam, and performing calculations required for the Exam. All participants will be required to bring a current National Electrical Code book, a calculator and a highlighter.

*Course #126 State License Certified Continuing Education
Low-Voltage Applications & Installations as Applied to NEC Articles 725, 760, 770 and Chapter 8
This course is a comprehensive overview of articles of the NEC that cover installations associated with cabling and wiring methods for remote control, signaling and telecommunications installation.

*Course #127 State License Certified Continuing Education
Significant Changes to the NEC
This course will identify significant changes in the National Electrical Code. The purpose of this course is to inform you of the many revisions made in the most recent edition of the NEC that have a significant impact in the electrical industry.

*Course #128 State License Certified Continuing Education
Grounding Requirements of the NEC
This course offers a comprehensive review and update of Article 250 of the NEC. A current National Electrical Code is required. (Qualifies for 7 BICSI credits.)

*Course #129 State License Certified Continuing Education
Exploring the Relationship Between the NEC and the ANSI/TIA/EIA – Standards in the Telecommunications Industry
This class consists of telecommunications applications as specified in the NEC. Articles discussed will be 725, 760, 770 and Chapter 8. This class will also cover the ANSI/TIA/EIA Standards that direct how all aspects of a telecommunications system in a commercial building shall be installed. Subjects include general cabling issues, pathways and spaces, administration, and grounding and bonding.

*Course #130 State License Certified Continuing Education
NEC Applications for Voice, Data, Video and Life Safety
This class is a comprehensive overview of articles of the NEC that cover installations associated with audio amplification equipment (640), information technology equipment (645), cabling and wiring methods for remote control and signaling (725), fire alarm systems (760), and optical fiber cable (770). In addition, an overview of common wiring methods used in these installations will be covered using Articles 386, 388 and 392. (Qualifies for 7 BICSI credits.)

Course #143  
OSHA 10-Hour Certification
A 10-hour, 2-night class presenting the OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry. Upon completion of the class, you will receive a 10-hour certification card from OSHA. In addition to safety related practices, you will also learn how to be a "competent person" on the job-site. (Qualifies for 9 BICSI credits.)

Course #145  
20-Hour MSHA Training
All journeyman electricians employed to work in surface mines, concrete plants or gravel pits must have 24 hours of new miner training. A small portion of this training shall be provided by the mine owner as site-specific training. To complete the required "new miner" training, the remainder of the training will be provided to the electrician through several existing classes. To meet the "new miner" requirement, you must complete the following courses: 1) 1-hour Introduction to Miner's Rights and Responsibilities, 2) the 10-hour course #143, OSHA 10-Hour Certification, 3) the 5-hour course #141, First Aid & CPR, and 4) the 4-hour course #123, Hazardous Locations. If you have obtained an OSHA 10-Hour Certification card or First Aid and CPR card within the 90 days prior to the "new miner" training, you may be exempt from that portion of the training only.

Course #146  
Adult First Aid and CPR for the Workplace
A 5-hour class that presents first aid and CPR skills using the American Red Cross course material. This course will satisfy OSHA requirements for the adult learner in the workplace.

Course #147  
NFPA 70E Electrical Hazard and Safety Awareness for the Unqualified Worker
A 4-hour class preparing unqualified workers on how to recognize the hazards involved with electrical installation and how to avoid them through limited access and barriers.

Course #148  
NFPA 70E Electrical Hazard and Safety Awareness for the Qualified Worker
A 12-hour class preparing qualified workers to recognize the hazards involved with electrical installations and how to avoid them through establishing electrically safe work conditions, and the proper use of PPE.

Course #150  
Effective Project Supervision
An 8-hour class designed to provide journeymen with the basic principles of supervising construction projects. Topics covered will include time management, project cost awareness and organizational skills. It will also cover the supervisor's role in effectively working with both labor and management.

Course #151  
Increasing Market Share, "What's in it for Me?"
An 8-hour class based on Mark Breslin's book, "Survival of the Fittest." In addition to instruction, this class will include small and large group discussions on topics directly related to improving the market share of the Union construction industry. (Qualifies for 7 BICSI credits.)

*Course #161 State License Certified Continuing Education
Introduction to Semiconductors
This class provides an introduction to semiconductors. In addition to theory, basic semiconductor devices will be discussed, including the diode, zener diode, SCRs and integrated circuits. Calculations regarding breakover voltage and gate switching will also be reviewed. In-class worksheets will be completed to ensure a basic understanding of semiconductor devices.

*Course #162 State License Certified Continuing Education
Basic Theory, Calculations and Grounding of Transformers
This class provides a review of transformer theory. In addition, calculations regarding single- and 3-phase transformers, and grounding issues addressed by the NEC, will be discussed.

*Course #163 State License Certified Continuing Education
Course Headline
This class will review basic motor theory, calculations required by the NEC, and troubleshooting techniques such as identifying motor leads, types of motors and motor applications. Practical hands-on troubleshooting applications will be performed.

*Course #164 State License Certified Continuing Education
Basic Motor Control
This class is a review or introduction to motor control. It will provide hands-on skills and theory of motor control. You will complete various lab experiments of progressing difficulty.

*Course #165 State License Certified Continuing Education
Basic Transformer Connections
This class will review basic transformer theory and allow you to perform hands-on connections of single- and three-phase transformers. You will explore wye, delta and buck-boost configurations.

*Course #166 State License Certified Continuing Education
Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
This class provides basic code and theory applications. In addition to basic fire alarm system theory, an overview of NFPA 72 will be presented. All participants will be installing, terminating and programming an addressable fire alarm system using Simplex and Notifier equipment. (Qualifies for 7 BICSI credits.)

*Course #167 State License Certified Continuing Education
Preparing for NICET Fire Alarm Certification
A 4-hour class which provides you with information regarding the NICET registration process when pursuing a Level II certification in fire alarm installation and maintenance. The class will also provide an overview of the NICET Exam structure and content. If you are taking the exam, a list of required reference texts and materials will also be provided. (Qualifies for 4 BICSI credits.)

*Course #170 State License Certified Continuing Education
Basic AC Frequency Drives
This class will present an overview of squirrel-cage motor characteristics, speed-vs.-torque relationships, and how an application of motor-vs.-load will influence the selection of an AC variable frequency drive. You will perform a series of labs that will explore the ways an AC drive may control the current, torque and speed of a motor. All hands-on tasks will be performed using the Baldor 15H Inverter that will operate an IEC- style motor.

*Course #172 State License Certified Continuing Education
Basic PLC Programming
This class consists of two hours of PLC theory and applications, and four or six hours of hands-on labs (depending upon location). The labs will guide the student through a series of basic motor control circuits, while developing a basic level of programming skill using ladder logic. All labs will be performed on the Allen Bradley SLC 5\01 PLC. The programming will be accomplished using the Allen Bradley RS Logix programming software on a laptop computer.

*Course #173 State License Certified Continuing Education
Basic Process Control Instrument Calibration
This class provides training on the basic skills required for calibrating instruments used for process control applications. With the use of specific instruments, the participant will be able to demonstrate basic aspects and concepts of instrumentation.

*Course #174 State License Certified Continuing Education
Instrumentation Level I
A 16-hour class providing training on the basic skills required for installing and calibrating instruments used for process control applications. With the use of actual specific instruments, the participant will be able to demonstrate basic aspects and concepts of instrumentation. Upon completion of the course, the course workbook, and five years of experience in the electrical field, the participant will possess the basic requirements needed to successfully pass the ISA Level I certification exam. Those currently possessing ISA certification will receive CEUs toward renewal.

*Course #181  
Installing and Terminating Commercial Structured Cabling Systems
This 8-hour class will provide an overview of the ANSI/TIA/EIA Standards regarding proper installation of structured cable systems in commercial buildings. In addition, hands-on termination and testing of copper-based systems will be addressed. (Qualifies for 7 BICSI credits.)

*Course #182  
Installing and Terminating Residential Structured Cabling Systems
This 8-hour class will provide an overview of ANSI/TIA/EIA 570-A Residential Telecommunications Cabling Standard. Topics covered will include options for providing a distribution platform for voice, data networking, multi-room audio, distributed video and security. Some hands-on techniques with regard to cable routing, cable management and termination will be practiced. (Qualifies for 7 BICSI credits.)

*Course #183  
Design and Installation of Telecommunications Grounding and Bonding Systems
This class will provide the detailed installation techniques and theory regarding grounding and bonding systems. All concepts presented are based on requirements of the NEC, the J-STD- 607A and the ANSI/TIA-942 Standard. Topics covered include negative consequences for equipment and safety when failing to properly ground and bond telecommunications systems, earth testing of an electrode system, recognizing listed means for terminating and splicing grounding and bonding conductors, data center grounding and bonding, the components of a telecommunications grounding and bonding system, and properly measuring resistance of grounding and bonding system components. Hands-on practice will be provided for earth testing, irreversible compression connections and exothermic welding.

*Course #129
Exploring the Relationship between the NEC and the ANSI/TIA/EIA Standards in the Telecommunications Industry
This class consists of telecommunications applications as specified in the NEC. Articles discussed will be 725, 760, 770 and Chapter 8. This class will also cover the ANSI/TIA/EIA Standards that direct how all aspects of a telecommunications system in a commercial building shall be installed. Subjects include general cabling issues, pathways and spaces, administration, and grounding and bonding.

*Course #186  
Installing, Terminating and Testing Optical Fiber Systems
An 8-hour class that consists of three hours of fiber theory, three hours of hands-on terminating and two hours of testing and certification. You will be able to properly prepare multimode premise and OSP fiber and to install three different types of connectors, as well as be able to install a mechanical low-loss splice. You will also perform proper Fiber Optic Test Procedures using a power meter and light source. (Qualifies for 7 BICSI credits.)

*Course #187  
BICSI Installer Level II Certification
A 5-day, 40-hour course that will provide a standards-based, technical and hands-on instruction. Upon completion of the course, you will take a hands-on and written exam to achieve certification as a BICSI Installer Level II. This industry-recognized certification is offered at a greatly reduced cost to any contributing employer or employee as a means to receive training. This may be used as a means to obtain work that may have been specified to be completed by BICSI-certified installers/technicians.

*Course #188  
BICSI Technician Certification
A 5-day, 40-hour course that will provide a standards-based, technical and hands-on instruction. Upon completion of the course, you will take a hands-on and written exam to achieve certification as a BICSI Technician. This industry-recognized certification is offered at a greatly reduced cost to any contributing employer or employee as a means to receive training. This may be used as a means to obtain work that may have been specified to be completed by BICSI-certified installers/technicians.

*Course #111 Basic Conduit Bending
*Course #161 Introduction to Computers
*Course #163 IEC Verses NEMA Standards and Devices

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