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BICSI TECHNICIAN
BICSI Technician Certification Level 100 - 42 Hours, 14 weeks The Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) Technician telecommunications training is designed for the journeyman wireman low voltage cabling experience. This course combines lectures with hands-on skills practice using tools and equipment provided in class. The following areas are covered: ANSI/TIA/EIA wiring standards and the National Electrical Code, LAN cabling system characteristics and network topologies, media and media characteristics, transmission fundamentals, connectorization, grounding and bonding, pulling and terminating copper and fiber, testing and troubleshooting copper and fiber, firestopping, safety and professionalism, installation preparation, splicing and testing, site surveys, and safety practices. The BICSI Certification Exam is optional and offered at the end of the course for a $250 fee. EJATT will pay $125.
09/09/1412/09/14Tuesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP42 
CCNA I
CCNA Routing & Switching 1: Introduction to Networks. The focus of this course is on learning the fundamentals of networking. In this course, you will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking. You will do the following: Examine human versus network communication and see the parallels between them. Be introduced to the two major models used to plan and implement networks: OSI and TCP/IP. Gain an understanding of the "layered" approach to networks. Examine the OSI and TCP/IP layers in detail to understand their functions and services Become familiar with the various network devices and network addressing schemes. Discover the types of media used to carry data across the network. By the end of this course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This course is also the first of two steps toward the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) certification from Cisco. Students must be self-motivated individuals as weekly readings, hands on labs and quizzes are an integral part of this course. A home computer with internet connection is required to access the online curriculum for this course.
09/10/1412/10/14Wednesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP42 
CCNA 2
CCNA Routing & Switching 2: Routing & Switching Essentials. The focus of this course is on learning the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. In this course, you will learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. You will do the following: Describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (PVSTP), and 802.1q. Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network. Configure and verify static routing and default routing. configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network. Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing. Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot ACLs for IPv4 and IPv6. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. This course is the second of two steps toward the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification from Cisco. Students must be self-motivated individuals as weekly readings, hands on labs and quizzes are an integral part of this course. A home computer with internet connection is required to access the online curriculum for this course.
09/10/1412/10/14Wednesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP42 
CCNA 3
CCNA Routing & Switching 3: Scaling Networks. The focus of this course is on the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. You will do the following: Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6. Describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). Configure and troubleshoot STP operations. Describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP). Configure and troubleshoot VTP, STP, and RSTP. Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6. Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6. Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. This course is the third of four steps toward the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing & Switching certification from Cisco. Students must be self-motivated individuals as weekly readings, hands on labs and quizzes are an integral part of this course. A home computer with internet connection is required to access the online curriculum for this course.
09/10/1412/10/14Wednesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP42 
CCNA 4
CCNA Routing & Switching 4: Connecting Networks. The focus of this course is on the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. In this course, you will learn the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will do the following: Describe different WAN technologies and their benefits. Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling. Configure and troubleshoot serial connections Configure and troubleshoot broadband connections. Configure and troubleshoot IPsec tunneling operations. Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow. Describe network architectures. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPsec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. This course is the final of four steps toward the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing & Switching certification from Cisco. Students must be self-motivated individuals as weekly readings, hands on labs and quizzes are an integral part of this course. A home computer with internet connection is required to access the online curriculum for this course.
09/10/1412/10/14Wednesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP42 
CCTV
CCTV Level 200 – 15 Hours SLS220 This is a 15 hour course designed to introduce the video practices and technology used with CCTV surveillance systems. Lecture and hands-on will cover components of a modern closed-circuit system; camera types, monitors, DVRs, switchers, wiring and power sources.
09/08/1410/13/14MondaysALSIP 
COMMUNICATION ELECTRICAL CODE
Communications Electrical Code - This new night class covers the National and Chicago Electrical Codes from a communications perspective. The class lasts 8 evenings and earns 20 BICSI CECs for completion. The 20 CECs are sufficient to renew any BICSI credential
09/11/1411/13/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP30 
FIBER OPTICS
Fiber Optics 30-hours / 10 weeks This course is designed to provide the technical information and ‘hands on’ experience needed to install and maintain fiber optic cabling systems. Students will learn the latest in fiber optic cable pulling and cable preparation, work with a variety of fiber from Outside Plant Loose Tube Cable to Distribution & Breakout Tight-Buffered Cable, see how to properly terminate connectors of all types and termination methods, perform hands on fiber splicing both fusion and mechanical. Also, students will learn how to perform comparative qualitative testing with the latest in handheld optical test equipment including Optical Loss Test Sets. Students will have the option to take the Fiber Optic Association CFOT (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) Certification Exam at the end of the course.
09/11/1411/13/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP30Filled
FIRE ALARMS
Fire Alarms Level 100 - 36 Hours, 12 weeks ETC123 This class covers the installation and troubleshooting methods used for fire alarm and fire suppression systems. Hands-on experience with hard-wired and addressable fire alarm systems is given. Wiring and operation of the detection devices, such as smoke and heat detectors, water-flow and tamper switches, and pull stations are explained along with the indicating devices of these systems.
09/10/1411/26/14Wednesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP36 
FIRST AID/CPR
First Aid/CPR This course teaches American Red Cross Adult CPR as well as Basic First Aid. Students will learn how to recognize and respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in the CPR portion. Basic First Aid portion will teach students how to respond to other emergencies caused by injury or sudden illness.
10/08/1410/15/14Wednesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP6 
FOREMAN CLASS
Project Control System (Foreman Training) This is a course in professional development to enhance your understanding of a foreman's responsibilities. The class will incorporate ways to improve the foreman's organizational skills and overall effectiveness relating to electrical construction. The objective of this class is to educate electrical journeymen on how to efficiently manage construction projects. It gives the foreman a proven tool for controlling projects in a methodical and manageable way.
09/10/1410/15/14Wednesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP18 
IT ESSENTIALS
IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software. This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Hands-on lab activities will be an essential element of the course. New topics included in this version include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills. A home computer with internet connection is required to access the online curriculum for this course.
09/10/1412/10/14Wednesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP42 
NICET
NICET Certification, Fire Alarm Level 200 - 30 Hours, 10 weeks ETC223 This course prepares the electrician for the NICET Fire Alarm Certification Examination for Level I. In many instances throughout our industry, certification is being required for the installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems. This course will include discussion of the National Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72, the requirements of NICET, and NEC 70. Twenty-four months of relevant work experience is required for Level II Certification. Information on the NICET test dates and locations will be available from your instructor. NICET Certifications requires extensive preparation.
09/08/1411/10/14Mondays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP30 
OSHA 10HR
This course trains the electrician to recognize and abate dangerous situations and safety violations in the construction industry. A 10 Hour OSHA Certification Card will be issued upon completion of this course. Attendance is mandatory.
09/09/1409/30/14Tuesdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP12 
OSHA/30 HOURS
OSHA Level 200 - 30 Hours, 10 weeks GTC231 This course trains the electrician to recognize and abate dangerous situations and safety violations in the construction industry. A 30 Hour OSHA Certification Card will be issued upon completion of this course. Attendance is mandatory.
09/11/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP33 
PROF EXAM CCTV
09/25/1409/25/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
10/23/1410/23/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
11/20/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
PROF EXAM CODE
Missing a Class for the AAS Degree? If you need to take a course in order to earn college credit for the AAS degree, please use the following guide to register for the correct class, or to earn credit for the class by taking a proficiency exam. There is no fee for a proficiency exam. AAS Course - Technical Math II Comparable JW Course(S) - Code I (CBP 100) or Code II (CBP 200) or NCPCCI I (CBP 102)or NCPCCI II (CBP 202) Proficiency Exam - Code (PE 100)
09/25/1409/25/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
10/23/1410/23/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
11/20/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
PROF EXAM FIBER
09/25/1409/25/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
10/23/1410/23/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
11/20/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
PROF EXAM FIRE ALARMS
Missing a Class for the AAS Degree? If you need to take a course in order to earn college credit for the AAS degree, please use the following guide to register for the correct class, or to earn credit for the class by taking a proficiency exam. There is no fee for a proficiency exam. AAS Course - Fire Alarm Systems Comparable JW Course(S) - Fire Alarm (PE 123) or NICET (ETC 223) Proficiency Exam - Fire Alarms (ETC 123)
09/25/1409/25/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
10/23/1410/23/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
11/20/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
PROF EXAM FOREMAN
09/25/1409/25/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
10/23/1410/23/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
11/20/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
PROF EXAM IP TELEPHONY
09/25/1409/25/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
10/23/1410/23/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
11/20/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
PROF EXAM IT ESSENTIALS
09/25/1409/25/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
10/23/1410/23/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
11/20/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
PROF EXAM SECURITY
09/25/1409/25/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
10/23/1410/23/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
11/20/1411/20/14Thursdays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
SECURITY I
This course is designed to give the installer a fundamental understanding of contemporary security systems. Discussion of basic systems will cover the devices commonly used today; RJ31X, glass break sensors, motion detectors and door contacts. Hands on practical labs will provide the opportunity to properly install and troubleshoot an entire system.
09/13/1409/20/14Saturdays 8:00a-4:00pALSIP16 
SECURITY II
Security II This 8 week course is an introduction to Access Control Systems. The course builds on concepts mastered in Security I Burglar Alarm Systems. Items covered include: Card Reader Technology, External Power Supplies for Mag Locks and Door Strikes, Relays and Contacts, along with Wiring and Programming a Kantech Access Control Panel with a PC. At the end of the course students will be able to lay out a basic door setup for an access control system, wire it and program the system for users. Security I is a pre-requisite for this course.
10/20/1412/08/14Mondays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP24 
SEMINAR CMA
This 1 evening seminar on Cable Support Systems earns 2 BICSI CECs for completion. Topics covered will be Conduit, Cable Trays, J Hooks, and more.
09/29/1409/29/14Mondays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
SEMINAR GROUNDING AND BONDING
Grounding and Bonding in Specialized Facilities. This seminar will cover grounding and bonding and, in addition, areas such as computer rooms, telecommunication rooms, hospital rooms, and more. Tim Arendt and Harry Ohde, who were instrumental in the Chicago Electrical code rewrite, will conduct this seminar. Tim is the former Chief Electrical Inspector for the City of Chicago. This seminar will also cover the NEC 2008 changes to article 250 on grounding.
10/04/1410/11/14Saturdays 8:00a-12:00pALSIP8 
SEMINAR IDEAL INDUSTRIES
Testing and Certification Basics: In depth, hands on seminar discussing basic cable testing for correct polarity and continuity, testing for data transmission rates and an in-depth review. Hands on certification of cable including a discussion of failure modes and remedies for both copper and fiber. This 1evening seminar earns 3 BICSI CECs for completion.
09/22/1409/22/14Mondays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP3 
SEMINAR MOTOR AND TRANSFORMER
Motor and Transformer Seminar This eight hour seminar will cover a wide variety of motor and transformer related topics, such as: *Sizing conductors, overcurrent protection, and disconnect switches for single and multimotor applications *New rules for motor disconnecting means *Practical application of motor overloads *Motors fed by tap conductors *Hermetic refrigerant motor-compressors *Understanding and applying the nameplate information on roof top units (RTUs) employing Hermetic refrigerant motor-compressors *Fire pumps and fire pump controllers *Protecting transformers and transformer conductors *Grounding separately derived systems. Please bring your Code Book and calculator.
10/18/1410/18/14Saturdays 8:00a-12:00pALSIP4 
SEMINAR RENEWABLE ENERGY
Renewable Energy Seminar This seminar will teach basic knowledge, comprehension and application of key terms and concepts of photovoltaic (solar electric) system operations. The seminar will present the theory and installation techniques of photovoltaic electrical systems as well as the following: 1. PV Markets and Applications 2. Safety Basics 3. Solar Energy Fundamentals 4. PV Module Fundamentals 5. System Components 6. PV System Electrical Design 7. PV System Mechanical Design This seminar will also teach the basic concepts of small wind turbines such as the installation techniques, operation, performance and maintenance of small wind turbines.
09/27/1409/27/14Saturdays 8:00a-12:00pALSIP4 
VoIP Telephony
VoIP Telephony. This course is designed to explore differences between legacy telephone systems using circuit switching and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems using packet switching. Installation of Cisco CallManager Express system will demonstrate the differences in the two switching methods. Students will discover the different ways to power IP telephones as well as how to install and program the sets. Students will also implement both analog and digital trunking from basic loopstart circuits to more advanced circuits such as ISDN PRI (T1) and serial WAN connections. A strong telephony background and completion of "CCNA Routing & Switching 1: Introduction to Networks" course is highly recommended prior to registering for this course.
09/08/1410/27/14Mondays 5:00p-8:00pALSIP24 

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