Communications Technology, Basic Certificate


Richard J. Daley

Program Code: 0704

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
432IBEW 704Construction Technology4.5
432IBEW 705Print Reading I3.5
432IBEW 714Technical Math I3
432IBEW 716Electronics4.5
432IBEW 717Structured Wiring4.5
Total Hours20


This is an example course sequence for students interested in pursuing Communications Technology. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If this pathway is followed as outlined, you will earn a Basic Certificate (BC) in Communications Technology.

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
432IBEW 704 Construction Technology 4.5
432IBEW 705 Print Reading I 3.5
432IBEW 714 Technical Math I 3
432IBEW 716 Electronics 4.5
432IBEW 717 Structured Wiring 4.5
 Total Hours20

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This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.


Job Description

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Lightcast earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$25,036
Median 50th Percentile$41,019
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$65,954

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$12
Median 50th Percentile$20
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$32

Annual Job Openings

19 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less81.50%
A certificate13.03%
Some college2.84%
An Associate degree1.33%
A Bachelor's degree1.30%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

1.30% continue their education beyond an associate degree