• Residential Wiring and Home Technology Integration

    Do you like working with your hands and power tools?  Do you like to assemble, build, configure,test devices, and build?  Do you have the willingness to study and understand the training material?  The wiring needs in today’s homes go beyond the conventional use of electricity. With the surge in popularity of home technology devices and the complexity and interconnection between the systems, the demand for qualified electricians is on the rise.

    What will my classes be like?

    You will learn about circuits, outlets, lighting,distribution panels, conduit bending, rough in, trim out, communications, home entertainment, and security systems.  This experience is based in a practical learning environment.

     

    Course Goals/Objectives

    Upon successful completion of the Residential Wiring/HTIprogram the student should be able to:

    • Demonstrate proper safety practices and procedures.
    • Understand the proper function of tools and testing equipment.
    • Rough in and wire residential rooms following the National Electrical Code.
    • Install, trouble-shoot and service Home Technology Integration Equipment
    • Obtain the technical and academic skills necessary to enter the work force or continue to a  post-secondary program

    Course Outline 

     
    • Workplace Safety
    • Hardware and Materials
    • Tools
    • Test and Measurement Instruments
    • Branch Feeder Circuit
    • Service Entrances
    • Rough-in Wiring
    • Electrical Box Installlation
    • Cable Installation
    • Raceway Installation
    • Switching Circuit Installation
    • Special Wiring
    • Video, Voice, Data Wiring
    • Light Fixtures
    • Device Installation
    • Troubleshooting

    Assessment Standards/Grading Practices

    • Skills/Goals
    • Key Train Time
    • Portfolio Development
    • Tests/Quizes
    • Attendance
    • Work Skills


    Field Experiences/Competitive Opportunities:=

    Service Technician

    Electrician

    Cable Installer

    AV System Installer

    System Engineer Estimator

    College and Career Pathways

    Design/Pre-Construction

    Construction

    Maintenance/Operations

    Apprenticeship

    Post-Secondary Education

    Possible COMPTIA – Certified H.T.I. Technician

     

    Placement Guidelines/Recommendations

    We are confident that the Residential Wiring & HomeTechnology Integration Program at Technology Center of DuPage is a positive and productive learning opportunity for DuPage County students. With this in mind, the following academic guidelines are recommendations intended to assist in scheduling students for success.

     If a student considering Residential Wiring & Home Technology Integration has questions about one or more of these guidelines, contact a guidance representative from the home high school to clarify individual situations.

    Academic Readiness

    Mathematics:Students currently enrolled in or who have completed Geometry are likely to be effectively prepared to manage mathematics concepts required of students in this program.

    Reading/Writing: Students currently enrolled in or who have successfully completed English 10 are likely to have the literacy skills required of students in this program.

    Attendance:Students are expected to attend and effectively participate in program experiences to be successful in the Technology Center of DuPage experience.

    95% attendance is expected of successful students in this program.

     

    Professional Skills

    ResidentialWiring & Home Technology Integration students are also expected to effectively display the following attributes:

    Time Management

    Personal Motivation

    Problem-solving Ability

    Reliability/Dependability

    Ability to Work with Others