Philadelphia Telecommunications Technician School

Hands-On Training for a Career in Telecommunications

Learn by doing! At Orleans Technical College, you can earn your Trades Diploma in just 6 or 13 months and take the first step toward an exciting career as a Telecommunications Technician. Prepare to provide commercial or residential installations and troubleshooting of wired and wireless networking, cable television, satellite communications, home entertainment, voice and messaging systems.

  • Program Objective

    Through a combination of theory and hands-on training, Telecommunications Technician students learn how communications networks are designed, constructed and made operational. Hands-on instruction is provided on network construction techniques, the handling and splicing of telephone, cable television, satellite and fiber optic cables. Students learn how to use the tools and test equipment associated with the telecommunications industry to measure the communications signal and proper system maintenance procedures. Graduates are capable of performing residential and commercial communications cabling installations, as well as installing and programming associated equipment.

  • Employment Opportunities

    Graduates are employable in entry-level positions such as Cable Installer, Telecommunications Technician, Electronics Technician, Home and Entertainment Technician, Telephone Systems Technician, Wiring Technician, Satellite Television Installer, Low Voltage Electrical Installer, Fiber Optic Cabling Technician, Copper Cabling Technician, and Communication Technician.

    Career Outlook

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of telecommunications equipment installers and repairers is expected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022.
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2014-15 Edition.

  • Industry Certification

    Students in this program are eligible to receive industry recognized certification from C-Tech Associates upon successful completion of certification exams. The following courses are eligible: Introduction to Network Cabling Copper-Based Systems, Introduction to Network Cabling Fiber Optic-Based Systems, Integrated Systems: Voice and Messaging, Introduction to Home Entertainment.

  • Gainful Employment Information

    Telecommunications Technician SOC: 49-2022.00 CIP: 47.0103

    For Gainful Employment Information, including costs, financing, related jobs, and graduate completion and employment statistics, click on one of the links below:

    > Click Here for 6-month (Day) Program
    > Click Here for 13-month (Evening) Program

    Student Right-to-Know

    Title I, Section 103 of The “Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act” (P.L. 101‐542) requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate graduation rates of certificate‐ or degree‐seeking, first‐time, full‐time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to all students and prospective students.

    > Click Here for the Student Right-to-Know Report for the Telecommunications Technician Program

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and valid driver’s license. Orleans Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).