Telecom Installation & Service Technology

This course will provide students with a solid foundation in telecommunications. Training will include classroom studies, extensive hands on, and an emphasis on the upgrading of cabling to meet cable TV, Data, Networking and Internet requirements. Included in the course is preparation and testing for industry certifications as a Fiber Optics and Cabling installer.

Certifications Included:

The students will be prepared for an entry-level position in such occupations as:

  • Telephone Repairer
  • Telephone Equipment Installer
  • Station Installer Repairer
  • Fiber Optics Technician
  • Cabling Installation Technician


Successful completion of this course will lead to credit towards our
Information Systems and Communications Technology AAT Degree program.

Detailed Course Description

  • Basic Fiber Optics

The Basic Fiber Optics Installation Technology course is an introduction to fiber optics. It is designed to provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of light wave technology, basic optical theory, optical fiber technology, components & connectors, the splicing process, fiber optics applications, optical signals, system performance measurements and proper fiber optic lab safety.

  • Advanced Fiber Optics

The Advanced Fiber Optics Module builds on concepts and theories learned in Basic Fiber Optics. It is designed to give students a closer look at cable types and splicing as well as intensive hands on learning with industry standard equipment. Also students will be introduced to function and use of an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) as used for fiber optics testing.

  • Fiber to the Premises (FTTx)

Students in this course will learn why FTTx is being implemented today, including technical, marketing and financial justifications; the types of FTTx architectures being used, advantages and disadvantages of each, and types of components required; Technical details of specialized FTTx components like splitters and wavelength-division multiplexers and requirements for cables, connectors, splices and hardware; the design and installation requirements particular to FTTx; and the specialized safety requirements of FTTx. Hands on labs examine testing and troubleshooting FTTx links.


This course will begin with Elements 1 & 3 which cover regulations, procedures, equipment, electrical math, satellite, RADAR, technology, modulation, transmitters, and safety. The course will end with Element 8, which covers RADAR principles, systems, installation, maintenance, and repairs.

  • Basic Electronics

This course will cover all aspects of basic electronics, starting with common electronic units, components, and circuits. Students will learn about semiconductor fundamentals, diodes, transistors, amplifier, binary, octal, hexadecimal notation, displays, testing, and basic soldering technique.


In compliance with U.S. Department of Education rules, colleges are now required to post information regarding completion rates, retention rates, tuition, campus security, occupation codes, debt rates, placement rates, and other statistics.

Cost of the Program
$3,500.00 Tuition
$500 Fees

Graduation Rate (for 2016).
100% On-Time Graduation Rate

Placement Rate (As reported to the Council on Occupational Education in the 2016 Annual Report)

Below is a link to the Standard Occupational Classification:
Line Installers and Repairers
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers Except Line Installers


Advanced Training Associates is conveniently located in East County, serving the communities of El Cajon, Santee, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Lakeside, Alpine, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Mission Valley and San Diego.