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Apprenticeship Electrical Construction AAS

Last updated 4/2/2014

Associate in Applied Science Code 6174

Program Contacts:
QC Campus

First Stop Center, 309-796-5100
Quad City Electrical Training Center
Mike Ellison, c/o 309-762-3270, m_ellison@qcejatc.org


This program is designed for those who have been accepted into the IBEW JATC Apprenticeship School. This is a five-year program that includes 8000 hours of IBEW apprenticeship training. Students seeking admission must meet the admissions requirements of the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, U.S. Department of Labor and Black Hawk College. For further information concerning program training, contact the Educational Director of the JATC at the Quad City Electrical Training Center or the First Stop Center at Black Hawk College.

Apprenticeship Electrical Construction AAS
Associate in Applied Science Code 6174
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Year – Fall Semester
EC 110 — IBEW Apprenticeship I (4)
EC 111 — OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training (1)

Spring Semester
EC 115 — IBEW Apprenticeship II (4)
EC 116 — Life Skills: Attitude/Ethics (1)

Second Year – Fall Semester
EC 120 — IBEW Apprenticeship III (4)
EC 121 — Basic Welding (1)

Spring Semester
EC 125 — IBEW Apprenticeship IV (4)
General — Education Choice:
ENG 101 — English Composition I  or  (3)
ENG 102 — English Composition II

Third Year – Fall Semester
EC 230 — IBEW Apprenticeship V (4)
General Education Choice:
CS 100 — Introduction to Computers  or  (3)
Math Elective

Spring Semester
EC 235 — IBEW Apprenticeship VI (4)
General Education Choice:
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communication (3)

Fourth Year – Fall Semester
EC 240 — IBEW Apprenticeship VII (4)
General Education Choice:
SPEC 114 — Interpersonal Communication  or  (3)
SPEC 175 — Intercultural Communication

Spring Semester
EC 245 — IBEW Apprenticeship VIII (4)
EC 246 — OSHA 30-Hour Safety Training (2)

Fifth Year – Fall Semester
EC 250 — IBEW Apprenticeship IX (4)
General Education Choice:
SOC 101 — Principles of Sociology  or  (3)
PSYC 101 — Principles of Psychology

Spring Semester
EC 255 — IBEW Apprenticeship X (4)

Minimum total hours required for degree (60)

Courses for this program include: »

CS 100 Introduction to Computers
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 1 lab hour per week.
Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or REA 093 “B” or better.
Introduction to computer concepts, computer applications, and the impact of computers on society. Applications include problem solving methods, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software. Basic Algebra or equivalent is recommended.

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: College level reading scores on COMPASS or REA 098 and SBS 100 “C” or better.
A survey of the field of general psychology without specific emphasis on any particular theory or model of human or animal behavior. Fundamental principles, methods, theories and issues in the field are discussed. Content areas may include learning, thinking, neuroscience, methodology, memory, perception, personality, intelligence, emotion, adjustment, and abnormality among others. IAI: S6 900

SOC 101  Principles of Sociology
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: College level reading scores on COMPASS required, or REA 098 and SBS 100 “C” or better.

Scientific examination of human society and social behavior. Concentrates on human behavior and assumes that it is largely shaped by the groups to which people belong and by the social interaction taking place in these groups. Acquire a basic sociological understanding and sensitivity to the issues of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. IAI: S7 900

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900

SPEC 114 Interpersonal Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Examines skills needed in informal face-to-face communication; emphasizes self-concept and interaction with others.

SPEC 175 Intercultural Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Promotes awareness, knowledge, and skills for communicating among persons of differing cultural backgrounds. Focuses on cultures with whom U.S. Americans interact.