Program Objectives

To develop in the students the competencies required to integrate harmoniously into the school and work environments, to safely and efficiently practise the trade, to verify telecommunications circuits and to perform installation and repair tasks.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
790-302 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 30 2
790-316 Verify a DC circuit 90 6
790-326 Verify an AC circuit 90 6
790-337 Verify a semiconductor circuit 105 7
790-342 Prevent health and safety violations 30 2
790-355 Verify a logic circuit 75 5
790-363 Verify an oscillator and filter circuit 45 3
790-375 Install cables 75 5
790-385 Verify a microprocessor circuit 75 5
790-394 Use a computer 60 4
790-406 Verify an amplitude modulation and a single sideband modulation circuit 90 6
790-415 Verify a frequency-, phase- and pulse-modulation circuit 75 5
790-424 Install fibre optic cables 60 4
790-435 Install antennas 75 5
790-442 Replace components 30 2
790-456 Install radio communications equipment 90 6
790-464 Install a repeater system 60 4
790-473 Repair wireless communication equipment 45 3
790-488 Install and configure intercom systems 120 8
790-495 Connect to a telephone network 75 5
790-505 Install and configure telephone systems 75 5
790-513 Repair wired communication equipment 45 3
790-526 Install cable distribution equipment 90 6
790-533 Repair cable distribution equipment 45 3
790-543 Install and configure cellular telephone systems 45 3
790-557 Enter the work force 105 7
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)--MTH-4153-2 ou (MTH-4103-1)563-414 ou 564-426 ou 565-426 ou (563-404) ou (564-406) ou (565-406)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Pearson Electrotechnology Centre TE221003 D Oct. 3rd, 2022
TE230123 D Jan. 23rd, 2023
TE230412 D Apr. 12th, 2023

Telecommunications Installation and Repair Worker

Telecommunications installation workers, often referred to as cable installation technicians, install, connect and configure cable carriage systems, telecommunication systems, radio systems or telephony systems. They examine different electronic circuits to ensure they are functioning and repair various telecommunication systems. This is a trade with excellent job prospects that requires independence, resourcefulness and attention to detail. A job as a telecommunications installation worker is suitable for people who are good with their hands, who enjoy solving problems and understanding electronic systems.

Related Training(s)

Electronic Audio/Video Equipment Repair

Average Salary

Telecommunications Installation and Repair Worker — $29.70

Job Titles

Telecommunication line technician
Cable television maintenance technician
Telecommunications technician