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Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 - Certificate

The Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 Certificate 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, and spectrum management.

Program Code: 904511 New at NWTC Emerging Career
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Area of Study: Energy

Reach higher in a telecom tower technician career

Gain hands-on skills for a great career in the growing wireless industry. As telecom technology providers deploy and expand 5G networks, skilled technicians are needed to build, climb, and maintain cell towers.  After completing this certificate, you can jump into a tower technician career – or you can continue your education and increase your employment opportunities with these new programs:

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  • Full-time

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The Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 Certificate 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, and spectrum management.

Total Credits 17
Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.