Highly-trained fiber and data cabling installers are critical to the completion of nearly all modern construction projects, as well as to the re-wiring of existing structures.
The Career Studies Certificate in Fiber and Data Cabling Installation at Tidewater Community College will prepare you for a career in the maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair of fiber, data and video network systems.
You’ll be grounded in the National Electrical Code and the basics of alternating and direct current, along with:
- installation techniques and hardware of fiber optic systems
- construction, testing and repair of copper cables
Apply all your credits in this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology.
Certify your skills
Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work qualifies students to sit for one or more exams administered by the Electronics Technicians Association.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Flexible day and evening classes fit your busy schedule
Gain certification in the field
Students will experience extensive, practical hands-on experience and trouble-shooting techniques
Median annual salary
Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $43,326*
Military-related students: Earn certification from C-Tech, one of the nation’s leading technology training companies, in this program at the Center for Military and Veterans Education.
Professional wiring for modern homes and businesses is essential in today’s digital age.
TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Fiber and Data Cabling Installation consists of 2 semesters of part-time study on the Chesapeake Campus.
Estimated Program Cost*:
16 credits x $181.10 per credit = $2,897.60 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
While many students may find immediate employment or gain promotion with the Fiber and Data Cabling Installation Career Studies Certificate, you can also transfer to a four-year school to work toward your bachelor of science in electrical engineering or related field. You can also apply your credits toward other electrical credentials or the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology.
* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.