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TeleCom / Cabling

What is the TeleCom / Cabling Installer Boot Camp?

This hands-on boot camp covers basic concepts of telecommunications equipment and cabling installation and other skills needed in the telecommunication field.

Telecom Cable Installer Boot Camp II will run January 25th, 2016 - April 15th, 2016

Students will learn:

  • Copper and fiber optic termination
  • Termination, basic testing and troubleshooting
  • Fire stopping and fire safety practices - install fire stop systems in classroom simulations
  • Industry, codes and standards, industry best practices, and professionalism

Who is the Boot Camp For?

This boot camp is designed to provide entry level telecom cabling installers. It teaches the importance of safety, as well as safe practices and procedures. 

How long is the Boot Camp program?

The Boot Camp is an 12-week program that requires attending class 8-hours a day, 5 days a week.

What prior education is required to attend the Boot Camp?

No prior experience in Telecommunications is required. Basic reading and math skills are required. Computer skills are helpful but not required. Students must complete a basic skills assessment prior to enrollment in boot camps.

Is college credit or certifications earned for the completed classes?

The Boot Camp is a certificate program. Satisfactory completion of boot camp courses earn college credit toward a diploma or degree. Up to 12 nationally recognized industry certifications can be earned.

What is the employment outlook for Telecommunications Installers?

The latest data (2012) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 4-5% growth in this area over the next 8 years.  The median pay for Installers is $54,530 per year, with the bottom 10% earning $30,840 or $14.83 per hour.

How can I get more information?

Plan to attend both a Classroom Expectations and a What it Really Means to be a TeleCom Installer information session at the Racine County Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Ave., Racine, WI 53403.

Classroom Expectations                                            

  • Friday, Nov 13 at 9am in Classroom D
  • Tuesday, Nov 24 at 9am in Classroom C
  • Thursday, Dec 3 at 1pm in Classroom C
  • Wednesday, Dec 16 at 9am in Classroom D

What it Really Means to be a TeleCom Installer (with employer)

  • Tuesday, Nov 17 at 9am in Classroom C
  • Wednesday, Dec 2 at 9am in Classroom D
  • Friday, Dec 11 at 9am in Classroom D
  • Tuesday, Dec 15 at 1pm in Classroom D

Contact Randy Reusser at reusserr@gtc.edu or 262.898.7468 for more information.

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