Video Operations Technician
Random Access Controller
Transmission Operations Engineer
for program specific employment opportunities
Mobile Truck Operator
Data Operations Technician
According to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for career opportunities from this program is:
MTI is the only school in the nation to offer a two-year Associate degree Satellite Communications training program. This program provides training in installation, operation, maintenance and management of satellite communication systems. This includes working with transmission of broadcasts, uplinks and downlinks, between satellites and remote or in-house studios. The career of satellite communications technician offers opportunities all over the world working for television networks, satellite companies or local TV stations.
Students may elect to enroll in an optional one-year program following their Satellite Communications degree. Information Systems Technology is offered for a one-year diploma giving students more skills in information technology and data networking. They may also enroll in Telecommunications and earn a second AAS degree.
A special note about laptop computers:
This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program.
Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop. And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop. Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details.
Students must pass all first year technical classes before advancing to second year curriculum. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all 200 level technical courses and during internship in order to graduate.
Sencore: A Vital Partner to MTI SatCom
The MTI Satellite Communications program is the beneficiary of a recent donation by Sencore
. The equipment provided by this world-class leader in satellite communications will help expand the experiences of all students in the lab. Visit Sencore
's website to learn more about their company.
At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Construct to customer/industry standard indoor and outdoor satellite communications systems.
- Effectively communicate the language of satellite communications.
- Demonstrate professionalism and related soft skills.
- Perform computer utilization skills.
- Exhibit safety practices and procedures.
- Identify, document and present solutions to technical problems in areas related to satellite communications.
- Develop critical thinking and reasoning skills for troubleshooting technology based systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency in locating and identifying satellites in the U.S. domestic arc.
- Demonstrate the abilities required to properly receive, transmit, and distribute information to and from a domestic satellite.
Check out the 2013-14 Annual Program Assessment Review for information on how this program assures that its students are attaining learning outcomes.
Placement and Wage Information
According to 2013 data, the placement rate for graduates of this program was 100%. Starting wages ranged as high as $22.74/hour.
|Program Tuition & Fees*
|(5 semester program/average tuition cost per semester, $3,321.40)
|Other Required Costs
|*All costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.