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Telecommunications Technician Program

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Established in 2001

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LIVE ONLINE WEB-CASTING

A State and Federal-recognized program, our Telecommunications Technician 3-Year Apprenticeship program prepares students to excel in low-voltage applications. The Live Online Web-casting format was developed to meet the unique needs of Low-Voltage contractors who regularly move their employees, which makes it difficult to participate in a traditional classroom-based program.

Classes are taught by experienced, engaging instructors who encourage students to participate as they would in the classroom. To ensure students are receiving the necessary hands-on training, we require our apprentices to complete labs and skills training under the supervision of a Journeyman or Foreman on the job site.

New and returning (more than four years) participating employers may be eligible to receive $1,325 in tuition rebate. Maryland employers may also qualify for matching funds: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/mbw.shtml

Students are eligible to apply to take the BICSI level one exam at the end of their second year, and can apply to take the level two exam at the end of their third year (pending approval).


Program Overview

What is a Telecommunications Technician? Telecommunication Technicians are skilled in installing and maintaining security systems, lighting, and telecommunications equipment; both in residential and commercial settings. These technicians are in high demand.

Our program is a live online webcast format. This program was designed to meet the unique needs of low voltage contractors, who frequently move their employees.

To ensure students are receiving the necessary hands-on training, we require our apprentices to complete labs and skills training under the supervision of a Journeyman or Foreman on the job site.

Team Building, Crew Leadership, Project Planning, and proper documentation skills are covered.

This is a US DOL recognized program thus being eligible for Davis Bacon. BICSI will allow students to sit for level 1 and level 2 of that industry recognized credential (Note: this is pending), the class is instructor led via live webcast training in partnership with AACC.

A six-semester curriculum, delivered over three years, the program requires 2,000 hours per year in on the job training as well as a minimum of 144 hours per year of class time. The IEC program is Federally recognized and approved in both Maryland and Washington, D.C.


Your future is calling. Are you ready to answer?

Get connected to a rewarding career. Telecommunications Technicians are skilled in installing and maintaining security systems, lighting, and telecommunications equipment in residential and commercial settings. With an expected growth rate that exceeds the national average, these technicians are always in demand. A State and Federal recognized program, IEC Chesapeake’s Three-Year Telecommunications Technician Apprenticeship program, established in 2001, prepares students to excel in low-voltage applications. The live online Web-casting format was developed to meet the unique needs of low-voltage contractors who regularly move their employees, making it difficult to participate in traditional classroom-based instruction. Classes are taught by experienced, engaging instructors who encourage students participate and interaction.

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Bringing people and systems together. IEC Chesapeake’s Telecommunications Technician Apprenticeship Program is designed to prepare the apprentice to take the Level I an III BICSI certification exams (pending approval). Based on a six-semester curriculum that is typically delivered over three years, the apprenticeship program requires 2,000 hours per year in on-the-job training and a minimum of 144 hours per year in class. To ensure students are receiving the necessary hands-on training, we require apprentices to complete labs and skills training under the supervision of a journeyman or foreman on the job site. Students are eligible to apply to take the BICSI level one exam at the end of their second year, and can apply to take the level two exam at the end of their third year (pending approval).

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