Herzing College Skilled Trades
Combined Electrician & Network Cabling Program
Unique combined program in electrical construction and maintenance, plus network cabling. Double your job options with hands-on training in both trades. Tools and safety gear included. Get to work in just 42 weeks.
Why Choose the Combined Electrician & Network Cabling Program?
Construction and maintenance electricians install and repair wiring, fixtures, control devices, and other equipment.
Network cabling specialists install communication systems, such as cable lines for voice, video, and data transmission.
These two trades go hand-in-hand. Here’s the advantage of choosing a Combined Electrician & Network Cabling program:
- Network cabling technicians benefit from a deeper understanding of electrical theory, how circuits are formed, and how signals are transmitted on copper wire
- Electricians with network cabling training can also install communications networks in buildings
- Graduates of a combined program can get to work immediately as network cabling technicians, or continue to pursue an electrician apprenticeship and certification
- Graduates with training in both fields have more job options and higher earning potential
Herzing College Combined Electrician & Network Cabling Program
This course is a combination of two programs: Construction and Maintenance Electrician and Network Cabling Technician.
Learning skills in both areas gives you a competitive edge and more job options.
- Affordable 42-week program
- Licensed instructors with years of industry experience
- State-of-the-art training facility that simulates a real work environment
- Multiple program start dates throughout the year
- Tools and safety gear are included in your tuition
- Safety certifications are included in the program
- Loans, government training grants, and scholarships are available for students who qualify (our admissions team will help you apply)
Training Includes Valuable Safety Certifications
Employers prefer to hire electrician apprentices and network cabling technicians with job safety training. We give you an edge by including the following safety certifications in your training:
- Working at Heights
- Elevating Work Platforms
- Lockout & Tag Safety
- Scaffold Users’ Hazard Awareness
- Confined Spaces Hazard Awareness
There is steady demand for electrician apprentices and network cabling technicians across Ontario. The healthy construction industry and growing population is creating jobs in both fields.
Plus, Ontario’s investment in infrastructure, and new facilities for transit, healthcare, and education is expected to generate employment for electricians and network cabling technicians over the next several years.
Job Options in Electrical Construction/Maintenance & Network Cabling
Our graduates are qualified to pursue careers in the electrical construction industry and network cabling field.
You can continue to pursue certification and become a licensed electrician, or get to work immediately as a network cabling technician.
Job options include:
- New electrical construction
- Electrical maintenance, renovation, and restoration
- Service technician
- Sales (wholesale and retail)
- Industrial electrician
- Lineworker (installing and maintaining high-voltage power lines)
- Security and fire alarm system installation
- Fiber optics technician
- Electrical contractor
- CATV technician
- Network cabling specialist
- Communications cabling technician
Who Hires Our Grads?
Graduates of our Combined Electrician & Network Cabling program have been hired by:
Herzing’s Combined Electrician & Network Cabling program teaches hands-on skills in two related trades.
In this program you will learn:
- How to layout, 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?
- Affordable 42-week program that gets you job-ready fast
- Learn from licensed instructors with many years of industry experience
- Double your job options by learning two trades in one program
- Hands-on training in our state-of-the-art workshop
- Herzing College is a Merit Ontario, CLAC Union-approved training facility
- Eligible grads are admitted to Merit Ontario and CLAC union
- Tools and safety gear are included in your tuition
- Valuable safety certifications are included in your training
- Herzing’s Career Development team helps you create your resume, apply for jobs, and prepare for interviews
- We connect graduates with available jobs through our industry partners
- We help you apply for government training grants, loans, and scholarships to lower your tuition costs
- Small class sizes, fun learning environment, great staff
- Herzing College has a 55+ year track record of respected career training