Cable installers work in homes and businesses to install and repair telecommunications cables for phone lines, internet access, and cable television.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
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