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Business and Information Technology Education
Telcom and Network Cabling
This course focuses on cabling issues related to data and voice connections and provides an understanding of the industry and its worldwide standards, types of media and cabling, physical and logical networks, and signal transmission. Students will develop skills in reading network design documentation, part list set up and purchase, pulling and mounting cable, cable management, choosing wiring closets, patch panel installation and termination, installing jacks, and cable testing.
Carrie DeMuth

Linnie Berkenbile
Routing, Switching, and WAN Technologies OR Network Management
-Explain how to survey customer sites to determine needed wiring supplies and cable management devices.
-Explain which cables and wiring devices are appropriate for various situations.
-Demonstrate how to establish a staging area from which to pull cables while observing proper safety procedures.
-Demonstrate how to mark a cable box or reel to determine the remaining length.
-Demonstrate how to mark each cable in a cable pull.
-Demonstrate how to pull a cable down a prescribed path using proper techniques for long runs and corners.
-Demonstrate the installation of cable waterfalls or other bend radius management devices.
-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.
-Explain the finalization process (work completion and customer signoff).
-Dress cable in cable trays and apply wire management procedures as required.
-Explain why it is important to follow cabling standards.
-Explain how to install a bonding cable between a Distribution Device (DD) and an approved grounding system.
-Identify the common components of a building grounding and bonding system.
-Cut ends to appropriate working length.
-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.
-Explain how to terminate a RJ-45 (8P8C) jack while observing proper grounding procedures for shielded twisted-pair.
-Terminate a Category 5e cable into an RJ-45 (8P8C) plug for shielded twisted-pair.
-Explain the finalization process (work completion and customer signoff).
-Cut ends of coax cable to the appropriate working length.
-Demonstrate how to properly terminate coax cable using a Type F connector.
-Explain the common usage of various types of coax connectors.
-Describe how to pull fiber-optic cable.
-Describe how to cut ends of fiber-optic cable to the appropriate working length.
-Describe how to dress fiber-optic cable in cable trays and apply wire management procedures as required.
-Interpret blueprints, cut sheets, and work orders.
-Explain best practices for labeling.
-Explain the process for recording As Built changes on blueprints or cutsheets.
-Explain how and why the printed results of a cable certification test are preserved in the customer records.
-Demonstrate how to test a cable using basic test equipment.
-Describe the process for a simple pull test.
-Demonstrate how visual inspection methods are used to determine potential problems.
-Explain why it is important to follow safety warnings.
-Describe basic personal safety equipment and proper usage environments.
-Describe safety and installation guidelines for fiber optics.
-Describe safety guidelines and the proper use of various hand tools that are used in cabling.
-Explain how appropriate work attire promotes job safety.
-Describe which environments require proper training and safety equipment before entry.
-Describe how standards are developed.
-Describe how local, national, and international codes and standards promote worker and public safety.
(Select from the following)

Brainbench (2 required exams):
- Telecommunications Industry Knowledge
- LAN/WAN Communications

- End-of-course Exam

- Panduit Authorized Installer (PAI)
Brainbench -

Cisco -

Panduit -
Cisco Networking Academy Online Program:
Panduit Network Infrastructure Essentials (PNIE)
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Architecture & Construction Construction Home Installation Technician
Architecture & Construction Construction Home Technology Integrator (Construction Emphasis)
Information Technology Information Support and Services PC Support and Transaction Technologies