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Broadband Installer

Technical Diploma

15 Credits | Less than 1 year

Online Program 

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. 

Program Overview

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."

See the full Broadband Academy

Program Outcomes

Broadband Installer graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe practices and techniques
  • Perform installations of Broadband systems

After completing this 15 credit technical diploma, you'll be ready for a rewarding career that specializes in broadband installation for the broadband industry. 

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In-demand skills.

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Conveniently take classes online.

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Complete the diploma in less than one year. 


Academics

Broadband Installer is available fully online. Registration is open for Broadband Installer. 

Click here to Register Now - Registration is OPEN for Broadband Services courses - Level 1, 2 and 3

Experienced Instructors

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. 

Career Pathways

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 Technologies technical diploma. 


Curriculum

The program is comprised of courses that allow you to obtain a career as a broadband installer. 

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Featured Broadband Installer Courses

10150139
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UGRD
| 2 CR
The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. This course covers materials on the CompTia A+ certification exam.
32451370
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course will introduce the students to industry specifications and practices for understanding fiber optic communication systems. Topics covered include fiber optic design, installation, test and maintenance for multimode and singlemode networks. This class will benefit those with little or no fiber experience.
32451376
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to train those with no previous knowledge in the industry for entry-level employment in the field of security system installation. The course provides comprehensive teacher-led instruction in CCTV, analog/hybrid, facial recognition, IP based security system equipment.

Broadband Installer is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Broadband Installer student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

You could take this first and get a credential.

Broadband Installer

Technical Diploma
15 Credits / less than One-Year
Potential Careers
Fiber Optic Cable Splicer, CCTV Security Systems Installer, Residential/Business Installer, Aerial/Buried Cable Installation, Outside Plant Installation
Average Starting Wage
$29,350-$35,048 annually
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You can continue your education to advance your skills. 

Broadband Technologies

Associate Degree
66 Credits Total | Additional 51 or 55 Credits
 2 Years Full-Time
Potential Careers
Network Administrator | Network Analyst
Average Starting Wage
$30,950 - $66,125 Annually
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Broadband Technologies Bachelor's Degree

UW-Stout
Potential Careers
Telecommunications Engineering, Electronics Engineering
Average Starting Wage
$47,340–$80.184

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

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

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. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Broadband Installer

15 Credits | Less than 1 year

$2,380

$2,380 In Tuition and Fees


*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. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Impact Grant

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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.)

This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Contact

To learn more about the Broadband Customer Service Specialist, please contact Dan Schullo.

Email

877.243.2431

 

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