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.
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
- Workplace Safety
- Hardware and Materials
- 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
Assessment Standards/Grading Practices
- Key Train Time
- Portfolio Development
- Work Skills
Field Experiences/Competitive Opportunities:=
AV System Installer
System Engineer Estimator
College and Career Pathways
Possible COMPTIA – Certified H.T.I. Technician
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.
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.
ResidentialWiring & Home Technology Integration students are also expected to effectively display the following attributes:
Ability to Work with Others