The program of study prepares a student for an entry level tower technician (working at heights) position in the telecommunication sector. Topics include safety, basic rigging and fall protection, principles of electricity, fiber optics, wireless technology, cell components, antenna basics, and spectrum management. Tower technicians are on the front lines of connecting America’s rural, unserved, and underserved communities to broadband and highspeed communications services. As the need for broadband services grows across the globe, tower technicians and communications infrastructure contractors will be called upon to install communications and broadcast towers that connect rural, unserved, and underserved communities.
Check out this trailer of “Vertical Freedom” for a glimpse of life as a Tower Technician.