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NETWORK CABLE INSTALLATION

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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 Network Cable Installation 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

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 six months’ full-time work experience in addition to training.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • 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.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • 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.

Students who complete a program in the 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

$52K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

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


Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Communication skills
Honesty
Organizational skills
Persistence
Physical strength
Quick decision-making skills
Attention to detail
Concentration
Dependability
Integrity
Listening skills
Problem-solving skills