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Telecommunications Field Technician - Technical Diploma

The Telecommunications Field Technician is intended to provide students with the necessary theory and hands-on educational experience necessary to receive a job in the Telecommunications field. Students will learn safety, basic rigging and fall protection, principles of electricity, fiber optics, wireless technology, cell components, antenna basics, spectrum management, and project data collection procedures. Students can progress towards the Telecommunications Engineering Technician Associate degree.

Program Code: 314513 New at NWTC
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Area of Study: Energy

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Curriculum

The Telecommunications Field Technician is intended to provide students with the necessary theory and hands-on educational experience necessary to receive a job in the Telecommunications field. Students will learn safety, basic rigging and fall protection, principles of electricity, fiber optics, wireless technology, cell components, antenna basics, spectrum management, and project data collection procedures. Students can progress towards the Telecommunications Engineering Technician Associate degree.

Total Credits 31

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the fundamental aspects of fall protection and rescue theory and practical application to tower safety practices for a competent worker.
  • Apply the basic principles of overhead tower construction including safe work habits, protective equipment and tower climbing techniques.
  • Apply the fundamentals of cable accessories and carrier installation standards for a broad cross section of wireless construction.
  • Identify the basic fundamental elements of wireless technology relevant to tower installation including wireless networks, application, service and a basic technical overview of spectrum principles.
  • Apply the basic principles of electricity and safety standards in the Telecommunications industry.
  • Demonstrate an ability to climb towers and work comfortably at heights.
  • Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.