Aug 09, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

Telecommunications Technology

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CIP CODE:  09.15.0305.00


Program Description: Training in Telecommunications includes instruction in safety, ladder usage, copper, fiber, telephone, and various systems that an entry level telecommunications technician would expect to be familiar with on the job. Further study includes basic computer and networking stills, satellite installation fundamentals, including use of test equipment to troubleshoot and diagnose common issues with communications electronics. The capstone of the course is the Electronics Technician’s Association (ETA) Residential Electronic Systems Integrator (RESI) certification with specialties.


Program Outcomes:   At the completion of the diploma as a Telecommunications Electronics Technician, graduates will be able to: 

  • Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools.
  • Test repaired, newly installed, or updated equipment to ensure that it functions properly and conforms to specifications, using test equipment and observation.
  • Safely Climb ladders and enter areas such as manholes and cable vaults to install, maintain, or inspect equipment.
  • Assemble and install communication equipment such as data and telephone communication lines, wiring, switching equipment, wiring frames, power apparatus, computer systems, and networks.


Professional Accrediting Body: 

COE- Council on Occupational Education (


Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded: 

ETA: RESI certification (

C-Tech: copper, fiber, telephone, home A/V, Energy Management 


SBCA: Satellite Fundamentals 


Testout: PC Pro certification (

CompTIA: A+ certification (

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