Telecommunications Technician apprenticeship
DOT code: 823.281-720, AIMS code: 0618
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Installs, operates, inspects, maintains, repairs and services radios, televisions, videos, recording voice, sound, nurse calls, emergency calls, microwave and visual production and reproduction apparatus, equipment and appliances used for domestic, commercial, educational and entertainment purposes. Performs all installation and erection of equipment, apparatus or appliance, cables and/or wire, emergency power (batteries) and all directly related work which becomes an integral part of the telecommunication and/or telecommunication related systems repair and service maintenance work of telecommunications systems and devices including, but not limited to, Private Branch Exchanges (PBX-PABX), Key equipment and associated devices, PCM, T1, and/or telephone related systems, customer-owned or employer-owned. Performs the installation, repair, maintenance and operation of hold-up alarms, burglar alarms, surveillance systems, CCTV, CATV, card access, and/or any local area network system associated with computer installation.
Work process schedule
Related technical instruction
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. The following is a general listing of instruction topics for this trade. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Standardsat (617) 626-5409.
Electrical theory and related math
Electronic theory and related math
Electronic circuitry design
Electronic test equipment
Electronic logic fundamentals
Job information and tools
Introduction to telephone equipment
Telephone installation practice
Telephone systems design
Grounding, shielding, and filtering of telephone systems
Integration of related information systems
Basic data and electronic communications
System conversion technics
Data codes and interfaces
Networks and multiple Ssystems
Advanced transmission forms
Modems and modulations
Protocols and hardware
Television and alarms
Introduction to TV systems
TV Signals and transmission
Each course listed represents 38 hours of classroom-related instruction, or 152 hours per year.