Telecommunications Installer
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Bay Area Education/Training Resources

(This is a partial listing. Please consult your local One-Stop Career Center for more options.)

Note: Training programs in telecommunications are less common than training programs for most other careers in this guide.

Computer Training Academy

Location 235 Charcot Avenue San Jose, CA 95131 (408) 441-6990
Program Telecommunications Technician, Telecommunications Technician Specialist
Deliverable Diploma
How Long 5-7 months
Cost $9,000-10,000
Prerequisites None

Crossbow Communcations

Location 5311 Randall Place Fremont, CA 94538 (510) 661-9252
Program BICSI Installers Program
Deliverable Diploma. Courses to prepare for exam at 3 levels: apprentice, installer and technician
How Long 1-2 weeks for each level
Cost $1,195 for each level
Prerequisites None

Las Positas College

Location 3303 Collier Canyon Rd Livermore, CA 94550 (925) 373-5800
Program Electronic Telecommunication Systems
Deliverable Certificate of Achievement
How Long 2-3 semesters
Cost $312
Prerequisites None

San Jose City College

Location 2100 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 298-2181
Program Telecommunications
Deliverable Individual courses such as Broadband Cabling Techniques, Cabling Techniques for the Telecom Industry, Fiber Optics Cabling Techniques, Advanced Fiber Optics Cabling Techniques
How Long 1 semester
Cost $28
Prerequisites None

Skyline College

Location 3300 College Drive San Bruno, CA 94066 (408) 738-4100 (Main #)
(408) 738-4221 (Telecom)
Program Telecommunications Technology
Deliverable Certificate, AS Degree
How Long Certificate: 1 year, AS Degree: 2 years
Cost Certificate: $408
AS Degree: $720
Prerequisites None
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