INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY – K TO 12 BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM GUIDE

Technology-Livelihood Education and Technical-Vocational Track specializations may be taken between Grades 9 to 12.
Schools may offer specializations from the four strands as long as the minimum number of hours for each specialization is met.

  • K to 12 LIVELIHOOD EDUCATION
  • JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY
  • SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL-LIVELIHOOD TRACK

TELECOM OSP AND SUBSCRIBER LINE INSTALLATION (COPPER CABLE/POTS AND DSL) NC II CURRICULUM GUIDE

Duration: 320 Hours

This is a specialization course that leads to a Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL) National Certificate Level II (NC II). It discusses six (6) core competencies that a student ought to possess, namely: 1) installing pole hardware, cable terminal, line wire and accessories, 2) performing main cable installation, 3) splicing/joining cable terminal to main aerial and/or underground copper cable splice, 4) performing basic troubleshooting and correction of cable fault and error, 5) installing POTS subscriber line, and 6) installing digital subscriber line (DSL).

The preliminaries of this specialization course include the following: 1) discussion of the relevance of the course, 2) explanation of key concepts of common competencies, 3) explanation of core competencies relative to the course, and 4) exploration of career opportunities.

LEARNING COMPETENCIES

1. Discuss the relevance of the course.
2. Explain key concepts of common competencies.
3. Explain core competencies of Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL).
4. Explore job opportunities for Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL) as a career.

PERSONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPETENCIES (PECs)

LO 1. Recognize PECS needed in Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL).
1.1 Assess one’s PECS: characteristics, attributes, lifestyle, skills, and traits.
1.2 Assess practitioner’s PECS: characteristics, attributes, lifestyle, skills, and traits.
1.3 Compare one’s PECS with that of a practitioner/entrepreneur.
1.4 Align one’s PECS with that of a practitioner/ entrepreneur.

ENVIRONMENT AND MARKET (EM)

LO 1. Recognize and understand the market in Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL).
1.1 Identify the players/competitors within the town.
1.2 Identify the different products/services available in the market.

LO 2. Recognize the potential customer/market in Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable/POTS and DSL).
2.1 Identify the profile of potential customers.
2.2 Identify the customer’s needs and wants through consumer analysis.
2.3 Conduct consumer/market analysis.

CORE COMPETENCIES

LESSON 1: INSTALLING POLE HARDWARE, CABLE TERMINAL, LINE WIRE AND ACCESSORIES (IPH)

LO 1. Prepare for pole hardware, cable terminal and line wire installation.
1.1 Prepare necessary tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with job requirements
1.2 Obtain information on proposed locations and necessary approvals from relevant authorities.
1.3 Clear and prepare site to provide unrestricted access for installation works in accordance with joint pole agreement. 1.4 Identify installation constraints and safety hazards and determine suitable action.

LO 2. Perform pole hardware, cable terminal, line wire and accessories installation.
2.1 Make installation site safe through erection of necessary barriers in accordance with standard practices and applicable rules and regulations.
2.2 Install fixing structures on pole securely in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and joint pole agreement (JPA) and/or enterprise standards.
2.3 Install fixing devices where the support is other than a pole in accordance with the JPA and/or enterprise standards.
2.4 Place pole identifier marks on installed poles for identification.
2.5 Install ground and bond grounding wires to messenger wire of copper cable in accordance with the industry construction standards.
2.6 Install guy-wire assembly and tensioned the required specifications.
2.7 Report problems encountered as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
2.8 Report/document installation and design amendments in accordance with job requirements

LESSON 2: PERFORMING MAIN CABLE INSTALLATION (MCI)

LO1.Prepare for cable jointing and installation.
1.1 Prepare necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with job requirements.
1.2 Identify cable preparation and installation requirements and constraints based on plan and site inspection as per job requirements.
1.3 Set up cable preparation and installation equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s and job requirements.
1.4 Make site safe and secure for cable installation.
1.5 Select suitable protective clothing and use required safety devices.
1.6 Assess support structure as safe for normal working conditions.
1.7 Check cable route for obstructions and vertical clearances from street level and make clear using suitable methods and in coordination with authorities concerned.

LO2. Install main cable.
2.1 Identify safety requirements for pole climbing and the use of portable ladder.
2.2 Obtain tools, equipment, clothing and safety requirements for the sheath opening, bonding, grounding and securing bunch end.
2.3 Install sheath opening of the cable terminal stub and main cable, bonding and grounding as required per outside plant standards.
2.4 Bind and secure cables in accordance with standard installation procedures.
2.5 Ensure loop and bending radius tolerance for cable materials at all times in accordance with outside plant standards.

LESSON 3: SPLICING /JOINING CABLE TERMINAL TO MAIN AERIAL AND/OR UNDERGROUND COPPER CABLE SPLICE (SCT)

LO 1. Splice and join cable terminal and main cable pairs for aerial copper cable works.
1.1 Identify and prepare necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with job requirements.
1.2 Perform cable pairs identification, twisting techniques and crimping/connectorization in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and as per design plan/assignment.
1.3 Perform group binders and segregation of cable pairs as per job requirements and assignment.
1.4 Report/document accomplishment reports accurately in accordance with job requirements.

LO 2. Splice and join straight and branch cable pairs for underground copper cable works.
2.1 Identify and prepare necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with job requirements.
2.2 Perform manhole and cable preparation for splicing/joining of straight/branch splices in line with job requirements.
2.3 Perform cable pairs identification, twisting techniques and crimping/connectorizationin accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and as per design plan/assignment.
2.4 Perform group binders and segregation of cable pairs as per job requirements and assignment.
2.5 Report/Document accomplishment reports accurately in accordance with job requirements.

LO 3. Install cable closure.
3.1 Apply cable closure to spliced cable pairs in accordance with product specification.
3.2 Report problems encountered as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
3.3 Perform flush testing of completed closure according to job requirements and SOP to prevent water and moisture entry.

LO 4. Install cable support.
4.1 Attach spliced cable to messenger wire/cable rack for support in line with job requirements and product specifications
4.2 Prepare job completion report in line with enterprise procedures.

LESSON 4: PERFORMING BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING AND CORRECTION OF CABLE FAULT AND ERROR (BTC)

LO 1. Prepare for cable fault and error troubleshooting.
1.1 Acquire and interpret documentation in accordance with enterprise procedures.
1.2 Identify and prepare necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with job requirements.
1.3 Perform cable pair’s identification and preparation in accordance with job requirements and assignments.

LO 2. Test and correct cable faults and errors.
2.1 Perform identification and interpretation of cable faults and errors as per job requirements.
2.2 Apply corrective action in line with enterprise procedure.
2.3 Prepare accomplishment report according to enterprise policy.

LO 3. Wrap up job.
3.1 Gather and store tools, equipment and materials back to the service vehicle.
3.2 Remove and dispose of waste materials from work place in accordance with government regulations and environmental requirements.
3.3 Restore changes made the work area during installation, splicing/joining and re-splicing to complete/clear for acceptance and approval.

LESSON 5: INSTALLING POTS SUBSCRIBER LINE (IPS)

LO 1. Prepare distribution point to customer premises installation.
1.1 Prepare necessary tools, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with job requirements.
1.2 Identify information on proposed installation locations based on service order.
1.3 Clear and prepare site to provide unrestricted access for installation work in accordance with joint pole agreement.
1.4 Identify installation constraints and safety hazards and suitable action determined.

LO 2. Layout and install drop wire and house attachment.
2.1 Identify distribution point terminal in line with service order.
2.2 Terminate drop wire in line with service order.
2.3 Perform drop wire layout installation from distribution point to station protector in line with standard installation procedure.
2.4 Install and secure house attachment permanently to support drop wire in accordance with standard installation procedure.
2.5 Install grounding elements in accordance with established standards.
2.6 Report problems encountered in line with standard operating procedures (SOP).

LO 3. Install telephone set and accessories.
3.1 Install connecting block (CBK) in line with installation manual.
3.2 Terminate and connect jacketed wire and connected to CBK based on installation manual.
3.3 Install telephone instrument in line with installation manual.
3.4 Report problems encountered as per standard operating procedures (SOP).
3.5 Document properly the installation according to SOP.

LO 4. Wrap up job.
4.1 Gather and store tools, equipment and materials back to the service vehicle.
4.2 Remove and dispose of waste materials from work place in accordance with government regulations and environmental requirements.
4.3 Restore changes made the work area during installation, disconnection and reconnection to the customer’s satisfaction

LESSON 6: INSTALLING DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE –DSL (IDS)

LO1.Prepare for DSL modem installation.
1.1 Check subscriber’s unit specification in accordance with system requirements.
1.2 Identify and prepare necessary tools, equipment, materials and personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with job requirements.

LO 2.Perform installation of DSL modem.
2.1 Follow occupational health & safety (OH&S) policies and procedures based on safety requirements.
2.2 Connect voice-data splitter in line with installation manual.
2.3 Install and configure modem in line with modem installation manual.
2.4 Test Internet connection in line with enterprise procedure.
2.5 Document installation report according to SOP.
2.6 Demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with subscriber‘s concerns in line with enterprise procedures

LO 3.Wrap up job.
3.1 Gather and store tools, equipment and materials back to the service vehicle.
3.2 Remove and dispose of waste materials from work place in accordance with environmental health & safety requirements.

Source: K to 12 ICT-Telecom OSP & Subscriber Line Installation-Copper Cable/POTS & DSL (NC II) Curriculum Guide

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