- Explain which cables and wiring devices are appropriate for various situations
- Telephone network wiring methods
- How to establish a staging area from which to pull cables while observing proper safety procedures
- Able to mark a cable box or reel to determine the remaining length
- Able to mark each cable in a cable pull
- Fish cable through a wall or conduit to a work area outlet
- Install a wallboard adapter or telecommunications outlet box as required by customer specifications
- Dress cable in cable trays and apply wire management procedures as required
- Identify the common components of a building grounding and bonding system
- Terminate a 25-pair cable between two 110 blocks
- Terminate a group of Category 5e cables between two 110 blocks
- Terminate a Category 5e cable into an RJ-45 (8P8C) jack
- Terminate a Category 5e cable into an RJ-45 (8P8C) plug for shielded twisted-pair
- Installation & termination methods for coax cable
- Demonstrate how to properly terminate coax cable using a Type F connector
- Interpret blueprints, cut sheets, and work orders
- Explain best practices for labeling
- Demonstrate how to test a cable using basic test equipment
- Safety Protection: WHMIS, Working at Heights, Confined Spaces Hazard Awareness, Lock out & Tag Safety, Scissor Lift Training and Scaffold Erecting and Dismantling.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- Pass an entrance test administrated by PAT
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements
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