Division of Electrical Engineering Distance & Continuing Education Programmes

Applied Electronics for Technicians

 Duration: 1 Year

 Certificate Issued:  Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate
                                         City and Guilds Certificate

Programme Description:

This programme is designed to enable technicians who need a qualification in Electronics to achieve one through demonstrating theoretical and practical knowledge of the subject. It covers the underpinning concepts necessary to advance in this technological world.

Course Content:

• Basic Electronics
• AC Principles
• Digital Electronics
• Radio Transmission and Reception
• Television Transmission and Reception
• Basic Fibre Optic Systems
• Physics

Prerequisite: Applicants must have basic Electronics or must be a practicing Technician

Computer Maintenance

Duration: 3 Months
 Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is designed to equip participants with the skills necessary to maintain, upgrade and repair IBM compatible computer systems. The course enriches the students’ learning experience by providing a strong balance of theory and practical through well structured labs. Traditionally, the course caters to a wide cross-section of students, from practicing technicians who require formal certification and to end users of computer systems, who wish to learn PC repair skills.

Course Content:

• Introduction to  Computer Systems
• Form factors
• Safety Precautions
• Disassembling and reassembling a computer system
• Modems
• Types of hard drives
• Troubleshooting and Repairing PCs
• Identify types of Processors and Buses
• Installation of a CD Rom drive and Sound Card
• Definition and features of computer viruses

Prerequisite: Applicants should be familiar with WINDOWS.

Consumer Equipment Servicing

 Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Issued:  Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate
                                        City and Guilds Certificate

Programme Description:

This programme is a foundation for beginners who need to learn the rudiments of servicing consumer items. It can also be helpful and useful to those professionals who need upgrading and certification.

Course Content:

• Basic Electronics
• Basic Electricity
• Soldering and De-soldering Techniques
• Radio Assembly and repair
• Television Receiver repair
• Troubleshooting Audio Systems
• Microwave Oven repair
• Compact Disc and DVD Repair

Electrical Installation 1

 Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate

Programme Description:

This programme is mainly a practical course. It is intended to satisfy the entry level requirement for the City and Guilds Electrical Installation Diploma programme. In addition, it is applicable to those who only want a basic knowledge and skill in electrical wiring but does not intend to advance further in the discipline.

Course Content:

• Earthing Systems
• Ohms Law
• Distribution Methods
• Basic Electric Circuits
• Identification of Specialists Tools and usage
• PVC Conduit wiring system
• Termination of Conduits and Installation Methods
• PVC Sheathed wiring systems
• Switch Gear
• Single and Three-phase supplies
• Lighting Circuits
• Transformers
• Inspection and Testing
• Fault finding and Diagnosis

Electrical Installation Diploma

 Duration: 2 Years
Certificate Issued:  Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Diploma
                                        City and Guilds Diploma

Programme Description:

This programme provides training for persons interested in pursuing the discipline as a career or who needs entry level qualifications for a higher level of training. A certificate level qualification is offered for the successful completion of the first year and the Diploma level for the second year. A practical component is also a requirement in both the first and second years.

Course Content:

• Safety at work
• Materials
• Calculations
• Setting out and Drawing
• Install electrical systems to national (local) standards
• Carry out inspection and testing of single-phase domestic installations
• Communication and Computer Studies
• Alteration
• Repair and Planned Maintenance
• Components of Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning, Building Drawing, Plumbing, Masonry, Construction and Painting & Decorating

Prerequisite: Electrical Installation Part 1 Certificate or a practicing Electrician

Electrical & Electronics Technicians Diploma

 Duration: 2 Years
Certificate Issued:  Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Diploma
                                        City and Guilds Diploma

Programme Description:

This programme is designed for those persons undergoing training or employed in the electrical / electronics engineering field. The programme aims to reflect the range of fundamental power topics in addition to the principles of measurements and the distribution of electrical energy.

Course Content:

• Engineering Fundamentals II
• Testing and Measurement
• Transmission and Distribution
• Power Factor Improvement
• Computer-Aided Communication
• Electrical Power
• DC Machines
• AC Machines
• Transformers

Prerequisite: Part 1 and Part 2 Electrical Installation Technology OR Part 2 Electronics AND working in a related field.

Electronics Servicing Technology Diploma

 Duration: 1 Year
Certificate Issued:  Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Diploma
                                        City and Guilds Level II

Programme Description:

The programme seeks to embrace most of the information and techniques necessary to become proficient in the field of Electronics Servicing. Emphasis has been placed on systems and the incorporating of Digital Electronics within the frame-work of traditional electronics. Many of our consumer electronic items are micro-processor controlled and for this reason, it is absolutely necessary to include a module on Digital Electronics in an effort to enhance the student’s ability to service and repair modern electronic equipment.

Course Content:

• Digital Electronics II
• Electrical Principles II
• Basic Electronics II
• Principles of Physics II
• Radio Systems
• Audio Systems (option)
• Television Systems II

Prerequisite: Applicants must have a Certificate in either Consumer Equipment Servicing or Applied Electronics for Technicians or City and Guilds Electronics Servicing Part 1

Micro Electronics Technology Diploma

Duration: 2 Years
Certificate Issued:  Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Diploma
                                        City and Guilds Certificate & Diploma

Programme Description:

This course is designed to provide students with an overall picture of the individual system hardware, their integration into a workable microcomputer system, and the principles and problems involved in interfacing such systems. In addition, to design, document and test software to produce the most effective control of the hardware system. Students will be equipped with a sound knowledge of both digital and analogue electronics.

Course Content:

• Health and Safety
• Logic Family Characteristics
• Digital Techniques
• Internal Architecture of Micro-processor
• Peripheral Devices and Interfaces
• Prototyping and Troubleshooting Micro-computer systems
• Principles of Programming
• System Software
• Data Structures
• File Processing
• Input/Output
• Real Time Processing
• Data Acquisition / Conversion and Control System Interface
• Storage Devices
• Micro-computer Applications
• Related Technology

Prerequisite: Applicant must have an Electronics OR Electrical background

Network Administration

 Duration: 3 Months
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to implement, administer and troubleshoot Windows® 7 Professional as a desktop operating system in any network environment and to implement, administer and troubleshoot Windows® 2008 Server in an Active Directory environment.

Course Content:

• Installing or Upgrading to Windows 2008
• Configuring the Windows 2008 Environment
• Connecting and implementing Windows 7 based clients
• Creating and Managing User Accounts
• Managing Access to Resources by Using Groups
• Managing Data by using NTFS
• Providing Network Access to File Resources
• Monitoring and Optimizing performance in Windows 2008
• Implementing security in Windows 2008
• Configuring Printing
• Configuring Windows 2008 for Mobile Computing
• Configuring and managing disks
• Implementing disaster protection
• Installing and configuring terminal services
• Implementing Windows 2008-based Servers

Prerequisite: Applicants must be familiar with Windows. 

Refridgeration & Air-Conditioning Diploma

Duration: 2 Years
 Certificate Issued:  Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Diploma
                                         City and Guilds Certificate & Diploma

Programme Description:

This programme provides training for persons interested in pursuing the discipline as a career or who needs entry level qualifications for a higher level of training.

Course Content:

• Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Theory
• Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Practice
• Communications and Information Technology
• Mathematics for Engineering
• Building and Electrical Drawing
• Health, Safety and Welfare
• Basic Electricity and Controls
• Electrical Basic Skills
• Components of Electrical Installation, Building Drawing, Plumbing, Masonry,construction

Sound Technology

 Duration: 3 Months
Certificate Issued: Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Certificate

Programme Description:

This course is a highly practical one and a must for all those involved in music, music production, conferences, lectures, choirs, school plays and drama productions.

Course Content:
• The decibel
• Cross over networks
• Impedance matching
• Sound proofing – sound reduction index, inverse square law, absorption coefficient
• Cable termination
• Standing waves
• Microphones
• Loudspeakers
• Feed back
• Reverberation
• Blocks that make up a typical amplifier
• Matching sound system to room size
• Installing the sound system
• Basic mixing techniques
• Electrical requirements
• Safety
• Sound recording – mixing and mastering

Prerequisite: Applicants should be computer literate

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