Wireless Infrastructure Technician

Telecommunications Tower Technician 1 | Telecommunications Tower Technician 2

Southeast Tech's Wireless Infrastructure Technician certificates prepare students for careers as Tower Technicians. They will play a vital role in forwarding wireless telecommunications technology and developing 5G infrastructure. Basic rigging, fall protection, safety, fiber optics, wireless technology cell components, antenna basics, principles of electricity and spectrum management are taught in hybrid format with classroom, hands-on training and online components.

Career Opportunities

Tower Technicians find employment with major cellular carriers, utilities and wind energy companies. Many positions start anywhere from $17-$20 per hour. Often, there is an opportunity for rapid advancement if desired. According to the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), South Dakota could hire an additional 440 technicians in the next 5 years.

Curriculum

TTT1 Certificate - Begins January 13, 2020. JumpStart Program Orientation will be held Friday, Jan. 12, 2020.

This certificate program runs 8 weeks and is delivered in a hybrid format.

WIT 110 Site Safety Practices and Procedures - 3 credits
WIT 120 Wireless Technology and Structures - 3 credits
WIT 130 Wireless Site Operations - 3 credits
WIT 140 Regulations, Standards and Professionalism - 2 credits

TOTAL CREDITS: 11

TTT2 Certificate - Begins January 2021

This certificate program runs 16 weeks and is delivered entirely online.

WIT 150 Advanced Topics for Wireless Infrastructure Construction - 3 credits
WIT 160 Advanced Climbing and Rigging Techniques - 3 credits
WIT 170 Site Management Techniques - 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS: 9

Application Process

  • Complete the Southeast Tech Application.
  • Select "Non-Degree Seeking" when asked "What kind of student are you?"
  • Once the application is submitted, an Admissions Representative will be in contact.
  • Pay $75 registration fee.
  • Then, the Registrar's Office will complete the registration request and send you an official schedule.

Additional Requirements

Technology Requirements

This is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. You may purchase a laptop on your own or from the Southeast Tech Support Center.

Required Equipment

Each student needs to purchase over-the-ankle boots with a safety toe (not a steel toe) and a midsole shank. If in doubt as to which boot to purchase, please wait until JumpStart to visit with faculty.