Telecommunications Technician

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DIPLOMA IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN provides hands on training and theoretical foundation in telecommunication technology. Students will learn to install, repair and maintain telecommunication, network and data cable line. The diploma also covers basic to advance topics in electrical circuits with focus on AC and DC fundamentals, telephone systems, VOIP, Radio Frequency, and antennas. The diploma also covers topics in networking with courses such as data communication and training in CCNA. This diploma covers several types of telecommunication methods, including wired technologies like broadband and fibre optics, as well as free hand technologies like wireless and satellite.

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CIMT College

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36 Weeks

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CSAP Funding, Second Career

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS GAINED Knowledge includes training in telecommunication and networking, data and network cabling, fiber optics, electrical devices, telephone networks, radio and satelletie communcations, CCNA, mobile communication, satellite communications, and broadband technologies. This prepares students to be employed as computer and telecommunication technicians with engineering, manufacturing and telecommunications firms, in information technology consulting firms, by governmental, educational and research institutions and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. NEXT PROGRAM START DATES Call for Online Schedule Select Campus/Location Toggle Dropdown Online Campus Mississauga Malton Campus Mississauga Trades Brampton Campus Mississauga Dundas Campus Scarborough Campus Hamilton Concession Campus Hamilton King Campus All Campus START DATEEND DATEDAYTIMINGCAMPUSSTATUSREGISTER April 7, 2022 December 23, 2022 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Online Campus Register Now Register Now May 9, 2022 April 11, 2023 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mississauga – Malton Campus Register Now Register Now July 4, 2022 June 5, 2023 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mississauga – Malton Campus Register Now Register Now September 12, 2022 August 15, 2023 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mississauga – Malton Campus Register Now Register Now November 14, 2022 October 19, 2023 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Mississauga – Malton Campus Register Now Register Now January 23, 2023 October 11, 2023 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM Mississauga – Malton Campus Register Now Register Now March 6, 2023 November 21, 2023 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mississauga – Malton Campus Register Now Register Now View All Schedules Contact us directly for other start dates Seats Available Seats Available Limited Seats Class Full $(document).ready(function () { “use strict”; BindScheduleTable(); }); //this section find your partial postback and rebind after postback end. var prm = Sys.WebForms.PageRequestManager.getInstance(); prm.add_endRequest(function () { BindScheduleTable(); }); function BindScheduleTable() { $(‘.jid-schedule-table-1’).footable(); var rowcount = $(“.jid-scheduletablerow-1”).length; //Showing view more less button for schedulerows greater than 5 / else disable if (rowcount > 5) { //initiate to hide table rows greater than 5, gt zero based index $(‘.jid-scheduletablerow-1:gt(4)’).hide(); $(“#ScheduleTableViewAll-1”).click(function () { if ($(“.jid-scheduletablerow-1:gt(4)”).is(“:visible”)) { $(“.jid-scheduletablerow-1:gt(4)”).hide(100); $(“#ScheduleTableViewAll-1”).html(“ View All Schedules”).removeClass().addClass(“btn btn-lg btn-block btn-orange”); } else { $(“.jid-scheduletablerow-1:gt(4)”).show(800); $(“#ScheduleTableViewAll-1”).html(“ View Less Schedules”).removeClass().addClass(“btn btn-lg btn-block btn-blue”); } }); } else { $(‘#ScheduleTableViewAll-1’).hide(); } } PRE-REQUISITES: Computer Knowledge PROGRAM OUTLINE Telecommunications Technician – During this program of study, the students gains both theoretical and practical training in the required courses. Student Success Strategy?- Trains on techniques and skills to achieve success in personal and professional life. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint?- Introduces word processing, spread sheets, PowerPoint presentations. English I?- Develops college-level grammar, vocabulary, sentence variety, paragraph structure, reading, and writing skills, which are necessary for success in all other courses. Electrical Circuit I?- The course introduces with concepts in direct current along with the concepts of voltage, current, and resistance in series and parallel circuits. The course covers the application of Ohms law and Kirchhoff?s current law in series and parallel circuits and concepts in magnetism and electromagnetism with focus on DC generators and DC motors. Electrical Circuit II?- The course introduces concepts in Alternate Current and prepares students to apply basic circuit laws to resistive AC circuits, identify the characteristics of basic sinusoidal and nonsinusoidal waveforms, analyze series and parallel RC/RL and RLC circuits. Electrical Circuit III?- The course describes different electrical devices theory and applications. It introduces the basic structure of semiconductors and its operations to conduct current, troubleshoot power supplies and diode circuits, using the APM approach. Students will learn the basic operation of a differential amplifier, and analyze the operation of several types of oscillators, and temperature measuring circuits. Fundamentals of Telecommunications ?- The course covers the fundamental aspects of the telecommunication. It covers Modulation Techniques and Analog Circuits, Amplifiers, Oscillators, Frequency-Selective Circuits, Transmitters and Receivers. Digital Communications and Telephone Networks ?- The course also covers topics in wireless communication, Telephone Systems, Communication Links and Protocols, Mobile and Cellular Data Networks, Internet, IP Telephony, Modem technologies and ISDN. Radio and Satellite Communications ?- The course outlines the concepts of modern network theory to wave guiding systems, analyze and design microwave resonators, analyze waveguides structures and standard antenna characterization parameters, and able to compute radiation from several common antenna structures. Cabling Fundamentals?- Cabling fundamentals cover general cabling systems, and offers comprehensive coverage on current wired and fiber optic cabling methodologies. Network Cabling – The course provides knowledge in basic active components of a network for commercial buildings along with network design and installation, important cable plant certification guidelines, cable testing tools and elements of a successful cable installation. Fibre Optics – This course provides the students the knowledge of optical networks. The students learn the architecture, network designing, switching, routing, and designing of optical networks. CCNA – Introduces to WAN connection, implementing network security, network types, network media, routing and switching fundamentals, the TCP/IP and OSI models, IP addressing, WAN technologies, operating and configuring IOS devices, extending switched networks with VLANs, determining IP routes, managing IP traffic with access lists, establishing point to point connections and establishing Frame Relay connections. WHY THIS PROGRAM? Earning a Diploma in Telecommunications Technician opens doors to a vast array of opportunities in Telecommunication and networking cabling industry. There are numerous job opportunities for Telecom technicians in diverse fields, network cabling technician, electronics and fibre optic to name a few. The skills learned during the diploma program equip the student with the knowledge and confidence that they will need to fit into the ever-growing job market in the telecommunication and allied fields. ASSOCIATED NATIONAL OCCUPATION CLASSIFICATION (NOC) CODES After earning a diploma as a Telecommunications Technician, graduates are eligible for positions falling under the following NOC Codes 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic networks, wireless communication networks, intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems. 2281 Computer network technicians – Computer network technicians establish, operate, maintain and co-ordinate the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment. They set up and maintain Internet and intranet Web sites and Web-server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance. They are employed in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. 7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers – Telecommunications line and cable workers install, repair and maintain telecommunication lines and cables. They are employed by cable television companies and by telephone and other telecommunications services. 7246 Telecommunications installation and repair workers – Telecommunications installation and repair workers install, test, maintain and repair telephones, telephone switching equipment and telecommunications equipment related to transmission and processing of voice, video signals and other data over a variety of media including fibre optics, microwave, radio and satellite. They are employed by telephone and other telecommunications transmission services establishments. 7247 Cable television service and maintenance technicians – Cable television service and maintenance technicians install, maintain and repair cable and satellite television and Internet signal and associated equipment in homes and commercial buildings. Cable television maintenance technicians maintain and repair cable television transmission and distribution systems and associated hardware. They are employed by cable and satellite television companies. Common Job Titles which you can apply for include – Telecommunications line and cable workers, Telecommunications equipment technicians, Switch network installers and repairers, Telecommunications service testers, Telephone installers and repairers, Cable television service technicians, Cable television maintenance technicians, communication technician, splicer technician, telecommunication cable repairer, telecommunications line installer. JOB FUNCTIONS Telecommunication Technician and network cable technician perform some or all of the following duties: Install, remove, maintain and repair aerial and underground telephone and other telecommunication transmission and distribution lines, cables and associated hardware Assist in the erection and removal of telecommunication poles, towers and associated support structures Splice and repair various types and sizes of telephone and other telecommunication cables including single line, coaxial and fibre optic Inspect and test telecommunication transmission lines and cables for transmission characteristics and to locate faults Install, arrange, remove and maintain telephone equipment, wiring and associated hardware Test installed telephone systems to locate transmission faults Repair or replace defective and damaged telephones, wire and associated equipment. Set up and operate specialized and standard test equipment to diagnose, test and analyze the performance of electrical and electronic components, assemblies and systems Write specifications, schedules and technical reports and control schedules and budgets. JOB REQUIREMENTS Completion of a one- or two-year college program in electrical or electronics is usually required for telecommunications and network technicians. Certification in telecommunications technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions. EMPLOYMENT AREAS & PROSPECTS There are numerous job opportunities for Telecommunication Technologists in the field of Communication, IT, Wireless, Cable, Telephone and Broadband Technologies.

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