Utility Construction Technician Required Courses

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Rice Lake

Utility Construction Technician (Fall 2024 - Term 1)

Suggested Course List

Utility Construction Technician Pathway Required Courses

2024-25

Utility Construction Technician Pathway Required Courses

2023-24

Program Courses

31449305
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will complete the OSHA 10-Hour Construction certification. Students will complete Wisconsin Flagger Handbook Training Certification Course. Students will understand how underground utility systems operate and work together with 811. Students will understand how to reduce motor vehicle traffic crashes at roadwork sites, resulting in greater safety for highway users and workers alike. Students will complete the CPR/AED & First Aid Certification. Students will examine environmental health and safety standards, PPE requirements and achieve confined space certification and identify competent person.
30458310
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UGRD
| 1 CR
The CDL Prep class assists students as they prepare for their CDL permit. The Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) requires passing knowledge tests and a skills test, which includes the Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Controls Test, and Road Test. The course focuses on the fundamentals of commercial driving.
30458304
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This is the first of three courses in the 10-week Truck Driving technical diploma. Become prepared for entry-level positions as a commercial driver and understand basic information about trucks and their operation. You will need to present your DOT physical (Fed-Med) card and CDL Permit (CLP) prior to enrolling in the course. A scheduled drug screen is required prior to behind-the-wheel training. If you need assistance with passing the CLP, refer to the CDL Theory course designed to help you prepare for the test. NOTE: It is required that the Truck Driving program students enroll in all three levels of truck driving (30458304, 30458305, 30458303) at the same time to secure space. PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Truck Driving, Utility Construction Technician or Diesel Equipment Technician Plan.
32451369
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course introduces the student to the basics of the HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coaxial) portion of the broadband industry. It will focus on four (4) primary areas: cable and wire - the design of the cables physically and electrically and how to splice them; print reading - construction drawings and system maps/circuit diagrams; station installation - installation of customer materials and equipment and teaching the customers how to properly use the equipment; basic trouble shooting - finding and repairing trouble in materials and equipment.
30458305
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This is the second of three courses in the Truck Driving technical diploma. This course will focus on obtaining the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) while highlighting industry regulations, trip planning, hours of service, and driver safety. Corequisite: 30458304 Truck Driving - Semi Level 1. Corequisite override required for students enrolled as part of a contract through Workforce & Community Development (WCD). Work with Associate Dean of WCD for override.
30458303
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
This is the third and final course in the Truck Driving technical diploma. Refine the skills learned in the first two levels assuring readiness for the industry (and to obtain a CDL). The primary focus includes entry-level requirements, program certifications, advanced operations, and technical backing skills. Corequisite: 30458305 Truck Driving - Semi Level 2.
31476305
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
This course will introduce the students to the utility construction service industry. It will help them understand how they operate independently, as well as together as a team, and provide exceptional customer services. Students will examine current trends in utility construction industry. Students will prepare for utility construction interview. Students will track progress construction projects using spreadsheets. Students will provide operational status reports as used in construction industry.
31476306
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course introduces the student to the safe use and care of aerial construction equipment. Students will be introduced to climbing equipment (belt/climbers), lashing equipment, ladders, and bucket truck operation. It will familiarize the student with aerial construction specifications and installation practices used in the broadband industry.
32476305
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course introduces the student to buried construction practices used in the utility service industry. Students will safely use hardware components and the equipment used in industry for rigging and installation procedures. Students will be safely introduced to a variety of construction machinery and operate in a controlled construction site environment setting. Students will load and unload machinery to safety specifications and secure loads to meet DOT regulations.
32476306
|
UGRD
| 4 CR
Introduces the process of planning and executing underground utility services on various types of construction projects. The use of heavy equipment such as bulldozers, directional drills, excavators, tractor loader backhoe and other specialized equipment.

Total Credits: 28


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Jodi Saliny

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Anna Kalin

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Nicole Messicci

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715.788.7144

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Jennifer Bednarik

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715.685.3039

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