Broadband Academy

Undergraduate Classes | Technical Diploma 

Online

Start or advance your career in the broadband industry with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College's unique -in- Wisconsin Broadband Academy. Learn the fundamentals of broadband services and how broadband networks operate with the different technologies. 

Whether you are new to the industry or have many years of experience, the online safety training courses provide important training in a flexible format.

Broadband Continuing Education

Online


Advance your career

The Broadband Academy is offered fully online at a time and place most convenient for you and your employees. Whether entry-level or senior personnel, this three-level training program will provide professional development and cross training for employees with the most up-to-date technical content.

  • Instructor led training with flexible, online courses to eliminate travel time and reduce expenses
  • Courses seamlessly transfer into WITC’s broadband technologies technical diploma
  • Improves retention of valuable employees

The Academy is developed into three levels. Students of the Academy can opt to complete 1, 2 or all 3 levels allowing them to build and advance their career. The Broadband Academy’s “a la carte” option also adds to the program’s flexibility.

See the helpful links for additional information about all credit courses and technical diploma options within the broadband area.

Registration is OPEN for Broadband Services courses - Level 1, 2 and 3

 

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Helpful Links

Broadband Academy Fall 2018 Schedule

Broadband Academy FAQ's

WITC Broadband Customer Service Specialist
Offered online as part of the Broadband Academy (Level 1)

WITC Broadband Installer
Offered online as part of the Broadband Academy (Level 2)

WITC Broadband Networking Services
Offered online as part of the Broadband Academy (Level 3)

WITC Broadband Technologies
2 year technical diploma that includes theory and hands-on skills.

WSTF Grant

The Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation (WSTF) has designated four grants of $250 each for students in the Broadband Academy program.

Mosaic Scholarship

Scholarship Application

Wisconsin State Telecommunications (WSTA)
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Broadband Academy Levels and Courses

Broadband Customer Service Specialist (Broadband Services Level 1)

8 weeks

Broadband Telco Service 101 1 credit
Broadband Television Service 101 1 credit
Broadband Fiber Service 101 1 credit
Broadband Internet Services 101 1 credit
Applied Communications 1 2 credit
Total credits: 6 credits
Download Level 1 Course Descriptions  

Broadband Installer (Broadband Services Level 2)

16 weeks

Broadband Fiber Service 201 3 credits
Broadband Cable Installation 201 3 credits
IT Essentials 2 credits
Broadband Termination and Testing 201 3 credits
Broadband Network 201 3 credits
Total credits: 14 credits
Download Level 2 Course Descriptions  

Broadband Networking Services Level 3

16 weeks

Information Security 3 credits
Fiber Optics Outside Plan 301 2 credits
The Networking Professional certificate is designed to give information technology professionals a path to complete industry certification while advancing their skills. Students should have experience in information technology or broadband technologies. 15 credits
10150109 Wireless LANS  
10150111 Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks  
10150112 Cisco CCNA 3 Scaling Networks  
10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essential  
10150114 Cisco CCNA 4 Connecting Networks  
Total credits: 20 credits
Download Level 3 Course Descriptions  

 

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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.)

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Broadband Online Safety Courses

WITC is pleased to provide a new online safety training opportunity for those working in the broadband industry. Whether you are new to the industry or have many years of experience, safety awareness and training is a requirement. There are six class categories, with a wide variety of specific topics under each one. Register anytime and complete each course at your own pace.

Courses include:

  • OSHA General Industry
    • 15 hours
    • Description: Understand OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards. You may register for this online class at any time throughout the semester; however, you must complete the course materials before May 31, 2018. After registration and payment are received, you will receive additional instructions on how to log in and access your course. Business & Legal Resources is the online delivery platform.
  • DOT/Commercial Motor Vehicle
    • 10 hours
    • Description: Understand DOT regulations and the provision of safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Learn how FMCSA’s mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. You may register for this online class at any time throughout the semester; however, you must complete the course materials before May 31, 2018. After registration and payment are received, you will receive additional instructions on how to log in and access your course. Business & Legal Resources is the online delivery platform.
  • Industry Topics
    • 15 hours
    • Description: Learn all aspects of every employer’s safety and health program for protecting workers from injuries and illnesses in the broadband industry. You may register for this online class at any time throughout the semester; however, you must complete the course materials before May 31, 2018. After registration and payment are received, you will receive additional instructions on how to log in and access your course. Business & Legal Resources is the online delivery platform.
  • Hazmat/Chemical Awareness & Prevention
    • 5 hours
    • Description: Understand Chemical Hazard Awareness to improve risk assessments. Learn how to make best choices involving safe handling procedures. Know how to select the correct protective equipment and effectively and safely respond to a spillage. You may register for this online class at any time throughout the semester; however, you must complete the course materials before May 31, 2018. After registration and payment are received, you will receive additional instructions on how to log in and access your course. Business & Legal Resources is the online delivery platform.
  • Office Staff Focus
    • 10 hours
    • Description: Maximize your employee training to ensure that staff actions contribute to health and safety in the workplace and the individual responsibilities are clearly understood. Gain skills to provide personnel with general information about hazards and accidents in an office environment. Learn best practices to give guidance on risk assessment and control.
      You may register for this online class at any time throughout the semester; however, you must complete the course materials before May 31, 2018. After registration and payment are received, you will receive additional instructions on how to log in and access your course. Business & Legal Resources is the online delivery platform.
  • Supervisor Focus
    • 5 hours
    • Description: Keeping workplaces free from hazards is one of the most critical aspects of a comprehensive safety program. Learn best practices for supervisors and managers to maintain safe and healthful workplaces.  Ensure employees are adequately protected from hazards. You may register for this online class at any time throughout the semester; however, you must complete the course materials before May 31, 2018. After registration and payment are received, you will receive additional instructions on how to log in and access your course. Business & Legal Resources is the online delivery platform.

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