Telecommunications Tower Technician

Man climbing a tower

CLIMB TO NEW HEIGHTS IN YOUR CAREER

This four-week program prepares participants for a career as a Telecommunications Tower Technician. The increased focus on expanding high-speed broadband access across Arkansas has increased the demand for qualified individuals with these specific skills.

Utilizing curriculum designed in partnership with industry, participants have the opportunity to successfully complete the training needed to safely climb, install, and repair telecommunications equipment atop towers sometimes exceeding 200 feet in height.

The Telecommunications Tower Technician Training program is a two-part course that begins with a required 40-hour Broadband Essentials class. The second part of the program is hands-on practical training. Pricing for the program is currently not finalized, but the first year of the program students will have the cost covered by the Office of Skills Development.

Non-Credit

BROADBAND ESSENTIALS CLASS

40 Hours
MTWRF | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saline County Career Technical Campus

  • Program Overview

  • Inspection, Care and Use of Personal Protective Equipment

  • OSHA 10

  • First Aid/CPR/Blood Borne Pathogens

  • Hazard Assessment and Communication

  • RF Awareness and Safety

  • Underground Utility Locate Process, One Call

  • Reading Blueprint/Construction Drawings

  • DOT-Securement of Equipment and Load

  • Electrical Safety and Stray Voltage Detection

  • Lock Out/Tag Out

  • Material Handling and Storage

  • Responding to Emergency Situations


Non-Credit

TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM

130 Hours
MTWRF | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saline County Career Technical Campus

  • Introduction/Overview/Expectations

  • Hazard Assessment and Communication

  • RF Assessment and Exposure

  • Competent Climber

  • Competent Rescue

  • Basic Rigging Principles

  • Exothermic Welding

  • Line Support and Weather Proofing

  • Wrap-Up/Q and A/Employers/Etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

Broadband Essentials: participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Telecommunications Tower Technician: participants must be at least 18 years of age, completed the Broadband Essentials class, and be able to pass a drug screening.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To complete the enrollment application for the June 3-7, July 15-18, or September 9-12 Essentials class: click here. For more information on the program, contact John Caver, 501-441-1206, Email or Laurie Hawthorne, 501-332-0236, Email.