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Communication Technician


A Communication Technician Program will teach a student how to install, maintain, remove and repair wiring networks, consumer communication equipment, switchboards and specialized equipment such as intercoms, fax machines, computer networks and electronic key systems. The Communication Technician Program will generally take 4 years to complete.

At the end of the program, a technician can expect to understand trade mathematics, basic transmission, fibre optics, and the every evolving world of Voice over IP (VOIP). A graduate will also be well versed in Voice Networks, Wireless Systems, and Multiplexing.


Careers

Media and Communication Equipment Workers
Wage: $60,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.2%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%
Employed Part Time: 18.9%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
Wage: $55,600
10 Year Growth Rate: 2.5%
Self Employed: 4.1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Employed Part Time: 3.1%

Education Requirements:
Postsecondary vocational award
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Wage: $53,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.6%
Self Employed: 3.3%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Employed Part Time: 1.9%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Communications Equipment Operators
Wage: $36,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.4%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%
Employed Part Time: 23.0%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training