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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Structured Cabling (221)*

30 hours (10 weeks).
Various approved locations throughout the United States.

November 2005 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: discuss industry-wide view of the communications cabling business; discuss how telephones, CATV and CCTV, and LANs work and how cabling is used; identify the different types of cabling used in telecom, LAN, and video networks; discuss TIA/EIA and other industry standards for cabling and how they affect the cabling design and installation; discuss copper cabling, coax, telephone, and Cat 3 and Cat 5 LAN cabling; and basic fiber optics technology; identify telephone wire, coax, and Cat 3 or 5 cable characteristics and connectors; discuss the pulling limits of different types of cabling; compare and contrast each type of cabling and determine when each should be used; describe the Structured Cabling installation process (copper and optical fiber); perform cable installations; apply safety measures while working with cable; describe the proper use of tools and equipment; terminate copper cable using various connector methods; perform cable testing using entry level testers (VOM and continuity testers); and perform cable troubleshooting.


Major topics include: the technology of communications; structured cabling; UTP cabling installation; hands-on termination: coax and UTP; testing UTP hands-on cable and termination testing; basics of fiber optics and fiber-optic networks; fiber optic cables; fiber optic terminations and splices; and fiber optic testing.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour as a technical elective OR in the associate degree/certificate category, 1 semester hour in a Trades curriculum (11/05) (12/13 revalidation). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.