14 Credits | Less than 1 year
Career Cluster: Information Technology
Learn about the technologies of today and tomorrow to help people connect to a better future. Broadband Installers are responsible for connecting a home or business to high-speed Internet.
The Broadband Installer program is designed to provide basic skills to install a variety of broadband networks. Installers could work with fiber optic, voice, video transports, CCTV security systems, landline and cellular services. Work duties would include premise installation, change of service and emergency restorations.
Broadband Installer is the second level of the Broadband Academy, a three-level program that offers the flexibility of online learning with hands-on skills assessment. Students of the Academy can opt to complete 1, 2 or all 3 levels with the potential for “Credit for Prior Learning."
Broadband Installer graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate safe practices and techniques
- Perform installations of Broadband systems
After completing this 14 credit technical diploma, you'll be ready for a rewarding career that specializes in broadband installation for the broadband industry.
Conveniently take classes online.
Complete the diploma in less than one year.
Broadband Installer is available fully online. Registration is open for Broadband Installer.
Broadband instructors have worked in the industry. Cellular, CATV, Fiber Optics, Networking and Construction are all some of the positions held by instructors.
Unique in the State
There is no other program like this in Wisconsin. You'll gain a specific set of skills that employers in this field look for in an employee.
Build upon your education with career pathways. Upon completion of this technical diploma, you can continue advance your skills and transfer your credits to obtain the Broadband Internet Technician technical diploma.
You could take this first and get a credential.
You can continue your education to advance your skills.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
14 Credits | Less than 1 year
$223 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Broadband Installer Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Broadband Installer technical diploma.
This IMPACT (Interfacing Manufacturing Process and Connecting Technologies) program is 100% funded with an H-1B TechHire Partnership $5 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
This program is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (Contact 1.800.243.9482 TTY 711 for program information.)
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