The mission of the program is to prepare students for gainful employment in the Telecommunications field by providing students with the fundamental theories, principles, experiments and real world experiences in Telecommunications. Students learn through “hands-on” applications utilizing trainers and real-world projects. Telecommunications offers several certifications built on recognized industry standards. Students study copper and fiber optic based systems, along with telephony and cabling in the first trimester to prepare students to sit for C-TECH certifications. The second trimester concentrates on hardware, windows, MAC, and Linux, storage, networking, mobile devices, system management, implementation and file management utilizing Test-out to prepare students for CompTIA A+ certification. The last trimester, students study satellite fundamentals, residential electrical systems, audio-video, and security-surveillance with practical applications to prepare for SBCA and ETA STS certifications.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,008.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,699.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Telecommunications Cable Installer432Certificate
Telecommunications Networking Specialist864Certificate
Telecommunications Electronics Technician1296Diploma

Campus Locations

TCAT Hohenwald Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Job Duties

Install, set up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 4,810

Current job openings per year: 610

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