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Network Cable Installation
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Network Cable Installation

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Description

Cable installers work in homes and businesses to install and repair telecommunications cables for phone lines, internet access, and cable television.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Installing data and fiber optic cabling
  • Inspecting or testing lines or cables to assess cable viability and locate faults or malfunctions
  • Using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment to splice cables
  • Reassembling machines after making repairs or replacing parts
  • Testing circuits and equipment components for pieces that are not working correctly

Career Options

Career Options

Most Network Cable Installation graduates go to work for telecommunications companies that have extensive cable and fiber optic networks. Network cable installers typically work normal business hours but may have to be on call at night or over the weekend to make repairs for clients or to handle emergencies.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Credentials

Students who complete an Information Technology training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the national standard in computer science training and credentialing. Credentials such as these show that students are ready for positions in computer programming and repair.

Network Cable Installation

NUMBERS

TO KNOW

8-12

HOW MANY MONTHS

IT TAKES TO COMPLETE

THIS PROGRAM

$54K

NATIONAL AVERAGE

EARNING POTENTIAL

FOR THIS CAREER

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail

Concentration

Dependability

Integrity

Listening skills

Problem-solving skills


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