Combined Electrician & Network Cabling Program
Learn two trades in one program! Develop essential skills in electrical construction and maintenance along with structured cable installation and repair. Get job-ready in only 42 weeks.
Why Choose the Combined Electrician & Network Cabling Program?
Construction and maintenance electricians install and maintain wiring, fixtures, and control devices. Network cabling specialists set up and repair the cable lines used for voice and data transmission. These two trades are a natural pair.
Electricians with network cabling expertise can install communications networks as well as electrical systems. Network cabling technicians with electrical training get a more in-depth understanding of how circuits are formed and how signals are transmitted.
As a graduate of a combined program, you can go straight to work as a network cabling technician or pursue an electrician apprenticeship.
With skills in both trades, you’ll have double the job options and greater earning potential.
Herzing College Ottawa Combined Electrician & Network Cabling Program
This course combines our Construction and Maintenance Electrician and Network Cabling Technician programs. By studying both trades, you enjoy a wider range of career possibilities.
- 42-week program
- Led by licensed, experienced instructors
- Multiple program start dates; enrol at any time
- Tuition fees include tools and safety gear
- Training grants, loans, and scholarships may be available for qualified students (our admissions team can help you apply)
Combined Program Includes Safety Certifications
The Electrician and Network Cabling program from Herzing College Ottawa includes these safety certifications as part of your training:
- Working at Heights
- Elevating Work Platforms
- Lockout & Tag Safety
- Scaffold Users’ Hazard Awareness
- Confined Spaces Hazard Awareness
Graduates of the combined program can continue on to an apprenticeship to become a licensed electrician or go right to work as a network cabling technician.
You can work in:
- Electrical construction, maintenance, or renovation
- Network cabling
- Sales (wholesale and retail)
- Security and fire alarm installation
- Fiber optics installation
- CATV installation and repair
Herzing Ottawa’s Combined Electrician and Network Cabling program provides hands-on training in two closely related trades.
In this program you will learn:
- How to lay out, assemble, and install electrical wiring, fixtures, and control devices for buildings
- How to test, troubleshoot, and repair electrical systems and components
- How to pull and mount cable
- How to read and interpret network design documentation
- How to install jacks and test cable
- How to install cable for data and voice connections
- How to install fiber-optic cable
- How to interpret and apply the Canadian Electrical Code
- How to build a functioning electrical circuit
- How to put together a price estimate for a construction project
- How to interpret blueprints
Click to see a detailed description of each course.
In this course students will learn best practices and how to work safely with Hazardous Materials, operate a variety of safety devices and equipment. They will understand the requirements that will need to be met to be in compliance with the Ministry of Labour on the job site.
In this course students will learn the fundamentals behind how Electrical Circuitry works. They will understand how to apply Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Law to calculate missing values. They will understand the do’s and don’ts when installing equipment. They will learn the terms and terminology of the equipment used by Construction Maintenance Electricians.
In this course students will learn how to navigate through the Canadian Electrical Code book.
They will learn how to interpret and apply the code in practical applications. They will understand that Code is Law and that it must be followed.
In this course students will learn how to build a functioning electrical circuit. They apply the lessons learned from the theoretical courses in practical applications. They will understand the do’s and don’ts when installing equipment. They will learn how to identify the differences between devices and their correct applications.
Rough-in is the step in the cable installation process when cable installers pull the cable from the telecommunications room to the telecommunications outlets throughout a building. Pulls can be both horizontal and vertical with each requiring different tools and techniques, which will be discussed in detail. Procedures for routing cable through firewalls will also be covered. Throughout this module the best methods for installing cabling will be explained so as to prevent damage to the cables.
This module is designed to aid students in managing their own companies, are contemplating starting their own businesses, or work for a small business. This program will provide basic knowledge in the fields of accounting, marketing, management and customer service.
This module covers the history of communication, safety standards and practices. Starting with the first wired network, this module discusses the evolution of cabling to the present day and for the future. In addition, the skills and tasks associated with most positions in the cabling industry are discussed. The remainder of the module focuses on safety in the classroom lab and on the job. Among the topics covered are the organizations responsible for establishing and maintaining safety codes and standards, safety around electricity, lab and workplace safety practice, and personal safety equipment. All installers are expected to follow the practices and guidelines outlined in this module.
This module discusses the fundamentals of signal generation and transmission. Basic electrical theory is introduced to educate the cable installer on how signals are generated and travel on copper wire. An introduction to optical and wireless signals is also presented. Troubleshooting a wiring problem is much easier if a cable installer understands how the signals are propagated on the media. Problems that negatively affect network performance are also discussed. Finally, this module provides an introduction to electric signals on high-bandwidth networking components
This module explains the basics of fiber-optic cable including how it works, its construction and the type of connectors it uses. This module also shows how fiber-optic technology can provide significant advantages over copper in some implementations. It is important to understand how fiber optic cable operates in order to work around it and install it. At the end of this module students will have a better understanding of many factors of a fiber-optic cable system.
This module is an overview of the tools and devices used in preparing and testing cable connections. Students will learn about tools for stripping, terminating and crimping cables. Diagnostic tools such as testers, meters and sensors are also presented. In addition to tools, there is a section that deals with the safe use of tools and hazardous materials to ensure that cable installers will be protected on the job. Furthermore, tips for maintaining a professional demeanor while on the job site will be given.
The focus of the module is on the first phase of the project, the presales and sales phase. Students will learn how requests for proposals are found, understand more about how estimators determine the costs of a project and determine margins. Students will also learn about how to conduct site surveys and create bid proposals. Tips on conflict is avoidance and information on the conflict resolution process will also be given.
In this module the trim out phase of the installation process is explained. Trimming includes cutting cables to length, terminating cables and installing jacks and wall plates. This module teaches the student how to trim cables to meet industry specifications.
Final practical project which includes all the different practical and lab techniques learned and the use of different industry related materials and tools to complete an assigned installation.
Students will understand the role of an estimator. They will be introduced to the role of an estimator and learn what basic assistance they will be providing in a junior position; rom calculating various statistical data to researching historical data. Students will be exposed to a full estimating procedure from start to finish. This module will also review necessary mathematical skills for the estimating sector.
In this course students will learn how to calculate various statistical data quantity takeoffs, material price list, labor costs, and equipment. They will learn how junior estimators assist with obtaining scopes of work and pricing from sub-contractors and suppliers. Students learn how to make estimates and take-offs from all sources of material, blueprints, manual drawings and electronic simulations
What you need to get started.
- Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
- Pass an entrance test administered by Herzing College
- Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
- Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements
Tuition and Fees
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Why Choose this Program?
- Be ready for work in only 42 weeks
- Gain a competitive edge by learning two trades in a single program
- Hands-on training led by licensed instructors with years of industry experience
- Tuition fees include tools and safety gear
- Graduate with valuable safety certifications
- Our career development specialists help you prepare your resume and connect with available jobs
- Small class sizes for more personalized attention
- Herzing College has a 55+ year track record of respected career training