7 2018 WECA Year In Review/2019 90th Anniversary Year pluggable 120V primary power Maintenance power switches at each station Some “zone assignment” programming available to familiarize apprentices with “control-by-event” programming Separate 24VDC power supplies also available to drive relays that are used for HVAC shutdown or elevator recall • Intrusion Systems (Burglar Alarms): Honeywell VISTA 20P 8 positions Common; typically found in schools or small businesses These systems help to reinforce basic Ohm’s Law principles, and to help apprentices differentiate between the wiring schemes for fire alarm systems and burglar alarm systems • Card Access Systems: ZKAccess 8 positions Can utilize either “stand-alone” or networked installations These systems require an understanding of how relays work to lock or unlock doors based on the credentials presented. This reinforces the concepts of electronic switches (relays). • Video surveillance system (CCTV): WBox CCTV Systems 8 positions ADI’s store branded CCTV systems allow for an introduction to CCTV without overwhelming apprentices WECA may install one pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera at each WECA location at a later date. Each camera would possess the ability to route the power and signal to each apprentice position. WECA plans to install four sets of eight cameras on equipment racks at a later date. Cable runs will be installed by apprentices to gain experience with proper cable pulling and securing techniques. Apprentices will be introduced to the unique terminology of video systems. While they will rarely be required to select specific camera formats and/or lenses, instructors will have the opportunity to describe how and why certain cameras and formats are selected for specific tasks. • Commercial Audio 8 positions and demo equipment WECA is committed to staying at the forefront of training for the low voltage industry, and recent upgrades to its apprenticeship labs in Rancho Cordova reflect that. These upgraded labs are optimized to produce apprentices that are well- versed in the latest integrated systems and applications. Furthermore, apprentices trained in the new labs should possess the requisite confidence and experience contractors are looking for in today’s labor pool. The updated lab space - triple the size of its previous iteration - features increased square footage and more student lab positions. What’s more, the new layout will allow students to get more hands-on experience with established technologies such as fire alarms systems, security systems, and nurse call systems, as well as emerging technologies such as voice evacuation systems, very early smoke detection apparatuses, and open-area smoke imaging detection systems. • Fire Alarm Systems; Generic 12 positions Both conventional and addressable Limited number of identical backboxes utilizing HQ UPDATES RANCHO CORDOVA LAB UPDATE NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO LOW VOLTAGE LABS semester credit hours for completion of WECA’s Commercial program, and up to 40 semester credit hours for completion of WECA’s Residential program.