ABC Construction Electronic Systems Technician

The following are a three-year electrical apprenticeship program in the low-voltage electrical trade, and four-year apprenticeship programs in electrical trades (inside wireman); heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC), pipefitting; plumbing; and sheet metal. Applications for these programs should be directed to Associated Builders and Contractors, 13825 Kirkham Way, Poway, CA 92064; (858) 513-4700. Only students accepted as apprentices under Associated Builders and Contractors are eligible for enrollment in the following Construction Electronic Systems Technician (CEST), Electrical (ELEC), Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Pipefitting (PLPF), Plumbing (PLBG), and Sheet Metal (SHEE) courses. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the academic requirements listed below, each apprentice must complete the prescribed number of hours of training during the period of the apprenticeship program as approved by the apprenticeship committee to receive the certificate of achievement or two-year degree.

Career Options

The Construction Electronic Systems Technician programs will prepare students for employment as a Low-voltage Electrician (Sound and Signal Technician).

ABC Electrical Apprenticeship Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate preparedness for successfultransition to the Journeyman level designationand professional certification by the CaliforniaDivision of Apprenticeship Standards inConstruction Electronic Systems as a Technician.
  • Illustrate procedures utilized for ABC ConstructionElectronic Systems Technician specific practices inuse of tools, techniques and hands-on skills andcompetencies for Journeyman-level practices inABC Construction Electronic Systems TechnicianApprenticeship.
  • Identify and utilize equipment and relatedcomponents of ABC Electronic SystemsTechnician profession to meet target standardsfor measurement, calibration, and ConstructionElectronic Systems Technician practices atJourneyman levels.
  • Read, comprehend and apply ABC ConstructionElectronic Systems Technician instructions anddesign standards for construction or productionoutcomes as required by ABC trade practices andindustry standards..




Certificate of Achievement: Construction Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship

courses required for the majorUnits
CEST 301A Introduction to Construction ElectronicSystems Technician I3
CEST 301B Introduction to Construction Electronic Systems Technician II
3
CEST 302A Intermediate Construction Electronic Systems Technician I3
CEST 302B Intermediate Construction Electronic Systems Technician II3
CEST 303A Advanced Construction Electronic Systems Technician I 
3
CEST 303B Advanced Construction Electronic Systems Technician II
3
Total Units18


Associate of Science Degree: Construction Electronic Systems Technician Apprenticeship

courses required for the majorUnits
CEST 301A Introduction to Construction ElectronicSystems Technician I3
CEST 301B Introduction to Construction ElectronicSystems Technician II
3
CEST 302A Intermediate Construction ElectronicSystems Technician I3
CEST 302B Intermediate Construction ElectronicSystems Technician II3
CEST 303A Advanced Construction ElectronicSystems Technician I 
3
CEST 303B Advanced Construction ElectronicSystems Technician II
3

Total Units

18

Recommended electives: English 101.

301A Introduction to Construction Electronic Systems Technician I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 46, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5 and M40.
Limitation on Enrollment: Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course provides the Construction Electronic Systems Technician apprentice with instruction in general construction site safety, measurements and formulas, use of hand and power tools, interpretation of blueprints, basic rigging techniques and methods used to move equipment and materials. (FT) AA/AS.

301B Introduction to Construction Electronic Systems Technician II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade. This course provides the Construction Electronic Systems Technician apprentice with instruction in industry standards and building codes, residential and commercial construction methods, basic electrical theory, electrical meters, OSHA safety standards, and ladders and rigging. (FT) AA/AS.

302A Intermediate Construction Electronic Systems Technician I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course provides the Construction Electronic Systems Technician with instruction in mathematics related to the trade and electronic theory. Also includes electronic measurement tools and techniques, Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) electrical systems and grounding, and blueprint reading related to the trade. (FT) AA/AS.

302B Intermediate Construction Electronic Systems Technician II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course provides the Construction Electronic Systems Technician with instruction in types of cabling, switches and relays, terminating conductors, low-voltage codes and standards, and computer cabling applications. (FT) AA/AS..

303A Advanced Construction Electronic Systems Technician - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course provides the Construction Electronic Systems Technician with instruction in wire and cable selection, advanced buses and networks, fiber optic installation, cable and satellite television systems, and wireless communications. (FT) AA/AS.

303B Advanced Construction Electronic Systems Technician II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course provides the Construction Electronic Systems Technician with instruction in site survey, job planning and documentation, maintenance and repair, supervision, and fire and security alarm systems. (FT) AA/AS.