Broadband Networking Services

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Broadband Networking Services

Technical Certificate

20 Credits | 2 Years

Online Program

Career Cluster: Information Technology

Learn about the technologies of today and tomorrow to help people connect to a better future. In Broadband Services you'll be responsible for connecting a home or business to high-speed Internet. The third level of the Broadband Academy, this level covers information security, fiber optics and networking. 

Program Overview

In the Broadband Networking Services program is designed to provide skills in information security and fiber optics outside plans. You will also receive a certificate in Networking Professional, which includes courses in Wireless LAN, Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks, Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials, Cisco CCNA 3 Scaling Networks and Cisco CCNA 4 Connecting Networks. 

Broadband Networking Services is the third level of the Broadband Academy, a three-level program that allows you to build or advance your career. Students of the Academy can opt to complete 1, 2 or all 3 levels with the flexibility of online learning and the potential for “Credit for Prior Learning.”

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Program Outcomes

More information available soon. 

After completing this 20 credit technical diploma, you'll be ready for a rewarding career that specializes in broadband services 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 Networking Services is available fully online. Registration is open for Broadband Networking Services. 

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 Pathway

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 with broadband networking services. 

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Featured Broadband Networking Services Courses

10150102
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course will cover hardware, software, and the physical environment related to IT security. The processes of defense, prevention, detection, and response will be studied. Typical types of attacks will be studied and potential solutions or defenses will be explored. Networking and operating system experience is required along with a code of ethics. This course covers topics related to the CompTIA Security+ exam. PREREQUISITE: 10154103 Linux Operating Systems.
32451377
| | 2 CR
Fiber Optic Network Design and Implementation is gaining momentum as a viable solution for bringing fiber relatively inexpensively to our businesses and homes. Many products and solutions are being developed based on PON (passive optical networks) technology. The material in this product is based on the ITU-T G.983 specifications. This class will benefit those with little or no fiber experience.
10150114
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 4 Connecting Networks(CN), This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Configure, verify and troubleshoot: HDLC, PPP, PPPoE, virtual private networks (VPNs), eBGP in a single-homed, IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs, SNMP monitoring, SPAN, QoS, and describe Cloud Computing, IOT and Network Programmability in an enterprise network architecture. At the completion of this course student may achieve a discount voucher for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam. PREREQUISITES: 10150112 Cisco CCNA 3 Scaling Networks.

Broadband Networking Services is Part of a Career Pathway

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

You could take this first and get a credential.

Broadband Services

Technical Diploma
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Continue your education to obtain an associate degree.

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 Networking Services

20 Credits | Less than 1 year

$2,920

$2,920 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 Networking Services Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Broadband Networking Services technical certificate. 

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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.

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Contact

To learn more about Broadband Networking Services, please contact Dan Schullo.

Email

877.243.2431

 

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