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After successful completion of our courses, graduates will find that our hands-on, one-of-a-kind labs and instruction by our seasoned telecom professional instructors will allow them to find a career in the Telecommunications fields listed below.
This construction-oriented position requires the technician to be highly skilled and knowledgeable. The technician will be involved with various cable types and must understand how to install, terminate and test all of them. Technicians should understand the industry standards of installation as well as the relevant articles of the National Electric Code. They will need to be familiar with various products to be able to make suggestions in different situations and be able to overcome various obstacles to complete the job. Cabling Technicians will travel to different locations and should be able to identify and cope with the different installation applications for telecommunication cabling. They will work with various hand tools in a construction environment. Work may be performed in an existing office space or other facility, which may require good customer relation skills, a professional appearance and attitude.
As an outside plant cable installer the crew is responsible for either placing cable underground in trenches or conduit, or by hanging it from poles and aerial applications. Cabling is nearly always installed with machinery, taking the work load off of the technicians. The fiber optic installers will be responsible for terminating and splicing the fiber into splice cases or equipment cabinets. Splicing is usually performed inside a specialty trailer or tent to protect the delicate equipment.
Both inside and outside plant technicians may be responsible for testing and certification of the installed cabling systems. Technicians in these positions must be very well versed in the technologies behind fiber optic and copper cabling systems and must know how to operate all types of test equipment. Graduates of RWM Fiber Optics will be fluent in the operation of LAN cable certifiers, optical power meters, optical fault locators, and Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs), making them well suited for these demanding and high paying positions. These positions require very little physical ability, but require strong trouble shooting skills.
In a manufacturing environment, technicians will usually be placed at assembly tables where they will work in the manufacture of optical components, assemblies and sub-assemblies. These positions require minimal physical ability but do require good eyesight or the use of magnifiers.
The CATV/DSS installer daily tasks will consist of visiting customer sites to install CATV or DSS television systems. Installers must demonstrate excellent customer relations skills. This position requires good physical strength as many installations may require ladder or pole climbing. Installers must be able to work unsupervised, maintaining the expected level of workmanship and safety habits. Sales skills may be beneficial as many providers reward installers for selling premium viewing packages to customers. The installer will be responsible for completing the cable installation from the pole/pedestal to the home, mounting the dish to the roof, and connecting customer equipment such as televisions, DVDs or Blu rays, stereos, etc.
Set up and operate audio and video equipment, including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meeting and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. They may also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers, also called service technicians, install a variety of equipment, including televisions and radios, stereo components, video and audio disc players, video cameras, and video recorders. They also install intercom equipment, stereo and home theater systems, which consist of large-screen televisions and sophisticated surround-sound audio components.
Installation and configuration of telephone systems. Typical tasks include: installs line cards, network cards, circuit packs, and related PBX hardware for customer move, add and change activity, changes in network trunking, changes in switch configuration, PBX (or Private Branch Exchange: a phone system in a company that provides multiple phone lines) upgrades, and other system install activity typically performed in telecom rooms which house PBX cabinetry, network interface points, MDF’s, and the like; performs work on MDF’s and network interface locations found in switch rooms; installs or oversees the installation of various customer premise station equipment such as PBX feature phones, PBX digital sets, key systems sets, key system common equipment, and associated ancillary hardware; performs all telecom room related work associated with customer premise move, add and change activity; configures switch or makes recommendations for switch configurations to ensure optimum utilization of switch and network circuitry as well as telecom room space and facilities; performs switch translations and other engineering changes for network or switch upgrades.
They also set up Private Branch Exchange (PBX) switchboards, which relay incoming, outgoing, and interoffice calls within a single location or organization. To install switches and switchboards, installers first connect the equipment to power lines and communications cables and install frames and supports. They test the connections to ensure that adequate power is available and that the communication links function. They also install equipment such as power systems, alarms, and telephone sets. New switches and switchboards are computerized; workers install software or program the equipment to provide specific features. For example, as a cost-cutting feature, an installer may program a PBX switchboard to route calls over different lines at different times of the day. However, other workers, such as computer support specialists generally handle complex programming. final_default_textly, the installer performs tests to verify that the newly installed equipment functions properly.
Security, Surveillance and Alarm System Technician install security systems in homes and businesses. An installer may perform the following tasks:
Security system installers must develop knowledge of the range of security equipment, including electronic and electrical surveillance systems and closed circuit TV, as well as knowledge of simple electronic principles and terminating techniques. They must also understand the principles of operation and characteristics of controllers, detectors, relay, bells, sirens, screamers and telephone circuits.
Security systems installers work mainly indoors and sometimes have to work in confined roof spaces. They have considerable contact with customers in businesses and private homes.
With experience, it is possible to become the manager of a team of security system installers, become self-employed, or specializes as a Security Advisor.
Satellite Installers are responsible for the installation, testing and repair of Digital Broadcast Satellites (DBS) and related equipment in residential settings. Other duties include teaching customers how to use their equipment as well as ensuring proper documentation of all customer interactions.
In a typical workday a Satellite Installer may:
Placement assistance is provided to graduates at no additional charge. However, no guarantee for employment or any level of wages or income is made.
RWM Fiber Optics prepares its clients for the job market by providing a quality resume and interviewing techniques. Tutoring is provided where special attention is given to such topics as resume preparation, the job search, interview techniques, how to retain employment, and advance in their occupation.
We frequently have career days in which employers come in and interview our students. Our extensive employer base allows for many different employment opportunities and geographical locations. Graduates provide an email address so they may receive important communication such as follow-up requests, employment lead opportunities and continue to interact with the school. RWM Fiber Optics does not guarantee job placement but offers full placement services to its graduates.
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