Network Cable Installation - Copper-Based

Network Cable Installation - Copper-Based

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working with machines using hand tools and mechanical equipment? Are you a good problem-solver who pays close attention to detail?  

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Network Cable Installation – Copper-Based training program. 

On the job, you will ... 

  • Install data and fiber optic cabling 
  • Inspect or test lines or cables to assess viability and locate faults or malfunctions 
  • Use hand tools, epoxy or mechanical equipment to splice cables  
  • Reassemble machines after making repairs or replacing parts and test circuits and equipment components  
  • Work on residential, commercial and coaxial cabling 

Some of the career options you will have ... 

Most Network Cable Installation – Copper-Based Job Corps graduates go to work for telecommunications companies that have extensive cable and fiber optic networks.  

Upon completing your basic training, students may go on to study in the many Advanced Training paths for Information Technology, including Advanced Cisco-Certified Network Associate Cyber Security Ops, Advanced A+ Administration, Advanced Computer Systems Administrator and Advanced A+ Microsoft MCSE. 

The credentials you will earn ... 

This is the first level of basic training offered in the Cable Installation series. Students who complete the Network Cable Installation – Copper-Based training program can earn industry-recognized credentials from organizations such as the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Cisco. Credentials such as these show that students are ready for positions in computer programming and repair. 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.