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Schools for Aspiring Telephone Repairmen

Graduates of telecommunications programs can often repair, install and maintain telephone systems, cable and other telecommunications systems. Associate's and bachelor's degree programs prepare aspiring telephone repair professionals for entry into the field.

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Telecommunications include data technology, such as Internet networks and cable television. A variety of programs are available at 2-year and 4-year colleges throughout the country, and prepare students to become telephone repair technicians.

Schools with Telecommunications Programs

These schools offer telecommunications programs at varying levels.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees 2015-2016*
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA 2-year, Public Associate's $4,194 in-state, $5,034 out-of-state
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 4-year, Public Master's, Doctoral $11,940 in-state, $22,282 out-of-state
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 4-year, Private Master's $40,426
Nassau Community College Garden City, NY 2-year, Public Associate's $4,854 in-state, $9,388 out-of-state
Central Carolina Community College 2-year, Public Diploma $4,264
Erie Community College Buffalo, NY 2-year, Public Associate's $5,189 in-state, $9,784 out-of-state
Pace University New York, NY 4-year, Private Bachelor's $41,333
Cayuga Community College Auburn, NY 2-year, Public Associate's $4,742 in-state, $9,068 out-of-state

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics and school websites

School Selection Criteria

Students should keep these things in mind when choosing a school:

  • Students with interest in installing, maintaining and repairing telephone systems should find telecommunications programs that emphasize telephone systems and voice communication technologies.
  • Students with interest in the various fields of telecommunications may wish to look for programs that include instruction in broadband, wireless networking and other modalities.
  • Internships and practical experience can result in students developing employment contacts.
  • Some programs prepare students to earn additional certificates

Associate's Degree in Telecommunications

Associate's degree programs in telecommunications usually take two years to complete. Algebra, trigonometry, calculus and other courses in practical math are often required.

Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications

Bachelor's degree programs in telecommunications often require hands-on as well as classroom work. Students may be required to take lab courses or complete a final project that demonstrates technical competency. Students are introduced to domestic and international laws and regulations governing telecommunications.

Prospective telephone repair professionals may find telecommunications programs typically available at the associate's or bachelor's degree levels, which may require hands-on work and labs or projects. When choosing a school, students should consider factors such as a program's areas of emphasis and whether it offers internships and practical experience.

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