TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN

Technology

Career Outlook

Your New Career
You’ll gain telecommunications knowledge and practice hands-on training with the tools of the trade throughout your program. By the time you earn your Career Diploma, you'll be confident you have the skills to do the job right! 

  • Earn your Telecommunications Technician Career Diploma at home in as little as 16 months by studying just an hour a day for your new career.
  • Then you’ll be well-prepared to begin an exciting new career as a Telecommunications Technician.

Your New Career Opportunities
Applicants with electronics training and computer skills should have the best opportunities for telecommunications jobs. The growing popularity of the Internet, expanded multimedia offerings such as video on demand, extending high-speed communications to customers, and other telecommunications services means telecommunications networks will need new technicians.

Your New Telecommunications Skills
You'll learn every important part of being a Telecommunications Technician. Your program covers topics such as:

  • The Nature of Electricity
  • Insulators, Conductors, and Batteries
  • Alternating Current in Electronic Circuits
  • Inductors and Capacitors in AC Circuits
  • Transformers for Electronic and Other Applications
  • Computer Applications in Telecommunications
  • Troubleshooting with Meters
  • Using Basic Oscilloscopes
  • And much more!

 

Program Overview

Learn the skills you need to become a Telecommunications Technician - at home, at your own pace, with the Continuing Education Center.

Start a cutting-edge career as a Telecommunications Technician with the Continuing Education Center's distance
learning program. The Continuing Education Center Telecommunications Technician Program helps
you learn the skills you need quickly and conveniently.

You’ll learn about:

  • Fiber Optics
  • Amplitude and Frequency Modulation
  • Digital Communications
  • Computer Applications in Telecommunications
  • And much more

And with our distance learning program, you’ll learn it all at home — no classroom needed!

Start a respected, moneymaking career as a Telecommunications Technician.
Why take a distance learning program to become a Telecommunications Technician? With the right credentials, you can:

  • Earn, on average, $55,000 per year, or more.*
  • Have an exciting career with plenty of room for advancement.
  • Work for an established business or start one of your own!

New breakthroughs are happening all the time in the Telecommunications field. That means opportunity and job security for those with the right training.

Contact the Continuing Education Center Today.

Find out more about the Continuing Education center's complete Telecommunications Technician training program that includes:

  • Electronics Workbench® software and professional-quality tools
  • Unlimited instructional support
  • Access to student services by website, phone, and mail

Get more information today and in as little as 16 months from enrollment, you can be on your way to a career as a Telecommunications Technician!

* All salary information is based on the "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition," a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor. Individual student earnings vary based on experience.

Electronics Workbench is a trademark of Interactive Image Technology, Ltd. registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.

Program Outline

Instruction Sets
Your Telecommunications Technician Program consists of 13 Instruction Sets designed to take you step-by-step through the techniques and skills you'll use in your new career.

Here's how it works
Your first Instruction Set will be sent immediately after your enrollment has been accepted. Other Instruction Sets will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have training materials to work with. Here is an overview of what you'll learn and the order in which you'll receive your lessons:

Computer Specifications
You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-based computer to complete this program. The Continuing Education Center recommends the following computer specifications: IBM® compatible PC, with Pentium® IV or better processor, Microsoft® Windows® XP or later as the operating system with 512MB of Memory. You will also need access to the Internet and Microsoft® Office 2007 to complete portions of this program.

Instruction Set 1 (Delivered Online Only)

Learning Strategies

Introduction to Telecommunications

Instruction Set 2

The Nature of Electricity

Insulators, Conductors, and Batteries

Practical Exercise 1

Learning Aids:
• Component Color Code Wheel
• Resistor Parts Kit

Instruction Set 3

Ohm’s Law and Circuit Analysis

Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Capacitors and Inductors

Practical Exercise 2

Learning Aids:
• Telephone Schematic
• Ohm’s Law Parts Kit

Equipment: Analog VOM Meter

Instruction Set 4

Alternating Current in Electronic Circuits

Inductors in AC Circuits

Capacitors in AC Circuits

Transformers for Electronic and Other Applications

Instruction Set 5

Experiments with DC Theory

Rectification and Basic Electronic Devices

Basic Semiconductor Components: Diodes

Basic Semiconductor Components: Transistors

Practical Exercise 3

Learning Aid: Semiconductor Parts Kit

Software: Electronics Workbench® — Student Edition

Instruction Set 6

Computer Applications in Telecommunications

Experiments with Basic AC Theory

Troubleshooting with Meters

Using Basic Oscilloscopes

Experiments with Electronic Measurement and Troubleshooting

Instruction Set 7

Electronic Hardware

Switching Devices

Practical Exercise 4

Equipment:
• Soldering Station
• Soldering Tools
• Diagonal Cutters
• Needle Nose Pliers
• Long Nose Pliers
• Wire Strippers
• Soldering Practice Kit

Instruction Set 8

Reactance and Impedance

Resonant Circuits

Applications and Troubleshooting

Resonant Circuits

Experiments with Resonant Circuits

Practical Exercise 5

Learning Aid: Component Parts Kit

Instruction Set 9

Rectifiers and Power Supplies

Amplifiers

Oscillators

Fiber-Optic and Optoelectronic Components

Practical Exercise 6

Learning Aid: Introductory Fiber Optics Kit

Instruction Set 10

Modulation and Detection Circuits

Electronic Devices and Amplification

Audio and R-F Circuits

Oscillators, Feedback, and Waveform Generators

Electronic Power-Supply Systems

Practical Exercise 7

Learning Aid: Solder Evaluation Kit

Instruction Set 11

Introduction to Telecommunications Technology

Amplitude Modulation: Transmission

Amplitude Modulation: Reception

Single-Sideband Communications

Frequency Modulation: Transmission

Textbook: Modern Electronic Communication

Study Guide: Telecommunications Technology, Part 1

Instruction Set 12

Frequency Modulation: Reception

Telephone Technology

Communications Techniques

Digital Communications: Coding Techniques and Transmission

Network Communications

Practical Exercise 8

Learning Aids:
• Telephone Connector Crimper Tool
• Telephone Connector Parts Kit

Study Guide: Telecommunications Technology, Part 2

Instruction Set 13

Transmission Lines

Wave Propagation and Antennas

Waveguides and Radar

Microwaves and Lasers

Fiber Optics

Study Guide: Telecommunications Technology, Part 3

Graduation Set (Shipped when program requirements and financial obligations are met.)

Work Experience Option
• Fluke® Multimeter
• Xcelite® Nut Driver and T-Handle Set
• Technician’s Tool Case

 

Online Library and Librarian
Students in the Continuing Education Center have access to an online library for use during their studies. Students can use this library to do the required research in the courses they complete or can use it for general reference and links to valuable resources. The library contains helpful research assistance, articles, databases, books, and Web links. A librarian is available to answer questions on general research-related topics via email and to assist students in research activities during their studies with the Continuing Education Center.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

A High School Diploma or GED is required to enroll in this program.

Microsoft, Windows, and NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.

Electronics Workbench is a trademark of Interactive Image Technology, Ltd. registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.

Fluke is a trademark of John Fluke Manufacturing Company registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.

Xcelite is a trademark of the Cooper Group registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.

IBM is a trademark registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.

Tuition

$1,677.00

Your tuition includes all books, learning aids, unlimited instructional and student support services.

Click Here Now to enroll in this program or call 800.344.1432 x7375