Utility Construction Systems (UCS)
Introduces students to Overhead Utility Construction. Covers topics in bucket truck operations (aerial lift); pole excavation, placement, removal and restoration; electrical safety and stray voltage detection; and responding to emergency situations in the telecommunication industry. Pre-requisite OR Integrated Lecture: 1 credits (15 contact hours); Integrated Lab: 2 credits (60 contact hours).
Introduces students to Underground Utility Construction. Prepares students for practical excavation and restoration; horizontal directional drilling (HDD); relevant equipment operation; conduit/duct bank installation; manhole/hand hole installation; and backfill, compaction, and finish grading operations. Pre-requisite OR Integrated Lecture: 1 credits (15 contact hours); Integrated Lab: 2 credits (60 contact hours).