Installer/Repairer – Business Services
New Service Delivery/Provisioning Specialist
Security Systems Installer
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Installer/Repairer – Residential Services
Fiber Optic Installer
Video Data Technician
Copper & Fiber Optic Cable Repair Technician
Field Service Technician
If you use the internet, Wi-Fi, cell phones, and streaming video, have you ever wondered how these technologies work? You can be an important part of this industry when you learn to install, operate and maintain modern communication networks. Consider a career in Wi-Fi and Broadband Technologies (Telecommunications).
Modern broadband networks carry voice, video and data traffic across town and across the world. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Wi-Fi and Broadband Technologies will prepare you to work with and configure these modern, high tech networks. Your education will teach you in-depth knowledge in areas like Wi-Fi, data switching and routing, fiber optics, Voice over IP (VoIP), streaming video, IoT (Internet of Things) and other emerging technologies.
Career opportunities are on the rise and students will find exciting opportunities with telecom companies, as well as in many other industries like electrical cooperatives, financial institutions, health care facilities, schools and anywhere communication networks are needed.
Graduation Requirement: Students must complete their internship experience before earning their degree.
Computer Requirements: 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, Mitchell Tech requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from Mitchell Tech. The cost for an Mitchell Tech laptop averages about $1,000 for this program. 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 Mitchell Tech 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 Mitchell Tech 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.
- Construct to customer/industry standard indoor and outdoor broadband systems
- Exhibit safety practices and procedures
- Identify, document and present solutions to technical problems in areas related to broadband technologies
- Discover connectivity methods for transmitting media using fiber, copper and wireless networks within industry standards
Program Director / Instructor
Other Required Costs
Rod Bowar Memorial Scholarship
Brian Roth Memorial Scholarship
SD Municipal Electric Association Energy Production & Transmission Scholarship
SD Municipal Electric Association
Harv and Peggy Kelley Endowed Scholarship
Wi-Fi and Broadband/Telecommunications
South Dakota Wheat Commission
South Dakota Wheat Commission
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Precision Ag Technology
South Dakota Assoc. of Cooperatives Scholarship
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology