Broadband Internet Technician
Unique in the State
37 Credits | 1 Year
Career Cluster: Information Technology
Broadband Internet Technician encompasses the physical side of communications technology. You will learn the theory and hands-on skills needed to work for companies in the broadband industries. Engineering, construction, installation, maintenance and service providers all hire graduates with the skill set that is learned in this program.
In the Broadband Internet Technician program, you will learn the skills necessary to engineer, install and maintain video, voice and data services. You will work with fiber optics, twisted pair copper, coaxial and wireless communication.
Broadband Internet Technician graduates will be able to:
- Apply basic concepts for broadband services
- Resolve broadband service problems
- Demonstrate safe practices and techniques
- Perform installations of cellular systems
- Diagnose problem areas using electrical principles and solid-state/digital electronics
- Interpret system maps
- Perform repairs and troubleshooting of broadband systems
- Test broadband network levels
- Perform installations of broadband systems
Within the first week of classes, you will be in the lab learning how to splice cables. Industry veterans will visit from time-to-time and give you tips and tales from their career experience. Your skills learned in the broadband industry are not region specific. WITC has graduates who find positions in all 50 states and several international positions. Job demand is high and likely to remain that way.
Learn by doing.
Broadband Internet Technician is available at the Rice Lake campus and online.
You will have the option as a WITC student to get industry-recognized certifications. Cisco, A+, ETA and SCTE certifications are all available. Your WITC instructors can act as a proctor for the exams at the Rice Lake campus.
Broadband Internet Technician instructors have worked in the industry. Cellular, CATV, Fiber Optics, Networking and Construction are all some of the positions held by instructors.
Through the Broadband Internet Technician program, you will participate in fun, social activities and perform some community service work. Other student organizations are available such as the Veterans Club, Student Senate and CAB.
Large Professional Network
The Broadband Internet Technician program has been at WITC since the 1970s. Most broadband companies in the area have at least one WITC program graduate. With WITC on your application, you will have an advantage over competitors.
The program is comprised of courses that allow you to discover and learn the four distinct area of the telecommunications industry–telephony, cable television, computer information systems and wireless communications.
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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*
Broadband Internet Technician
37 Credits | 1 Year
$543 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 Internet Technician Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a:
- Broadband Customer Service Specialist technical diploma
- Broadband Installer technical diploma
- Broadband Internet Technician technical diploma
Established by the U.S. Department of Education, Gainful Employment is available to help you make an informed decision about which career to pursue. This required information shows data about how WITC's technical diploma programs that receive federal financial aid lead to gainful employment in recognized careers.
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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