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Pictorial spotlight on your Low Voltage apprentices in the lab

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Pictorial spotlight on your Low Voltage apprentices in the lab: apprentices in their final semester of WECA's program work on one of the six systems in their program capstone









The 3rd year, 2nd semester low voltage apprentices pictured above are working on a hands-on assessment of a data/phone system. This system is one of six systems that make up their program capstone. In their final semester, WECA assesses apprentices' complete system knowledge including designing, estimating, documenting, installing, and commissioning.

Students are also pictured installing the cable and terminations for a building network system. This system includes all wiring and connections typically found in a copper Structured Cabling System within a commercial building -- from the modem, through the cross-contacts, and all the way to the data and phone jacks found in an office work area. Students are then assessed on a comprehensive list of criteria to ensure mastery of this type of system, and others, before they are able to graduate.

Fun fact: the six systems that make up their program capstone are CCTV, data/phone, fire alarm, intrusion, audio, and access control!