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Telecommunications Voice Data Video Installer Technician Apprenticeship
Program Number: 504512
Your Degree:
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
12 Credits | Finish paid training and class time in 3 years
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  • Program Overview

    Work Description

    Teledata communications technicians design, integrate, install and provide field maintenance and service on products that transport voice, video, audio and data signals in commercial or residential premises; capture and display signals; and use signals to contact electrical apparatus. They work for a variety of companies including alarm, security or home automation companies, data cabling companies, home theater designers, sound and communication contractors, systems integrators telecommunications or electrical contractors with data communications divisions.

    Working Conditions

    Teledata work can be indoors or outdoors with less exposure to inclement weather. The strenuous work requires standing for extended periods in cramped or uncomfortable positions. Safety procedures are strictly enforced while working with high voltage or in high places and have greatly reduced and prevented electrical injuries from electrical shock, falls and cuts.


    • 3-year training program
    • 6,000 hours of on-the-job training
    • 432 hours of paid related instruction

    Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

    Program Details

    Telecommunications Voice Data Video Installer Technician Apprenticeship classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Commercial Avenue
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    2 credits
    Second Semester
    2 credits
    Third Semester
    2 credits
    Fourth Semester
    2 credits
    Fifth Semester
    2 credits
    Sixth Semester
    2 credits
  • Admission

    How to Apply to Voice, Data, Video Apprenticeship

    The application procedure for union VDV apprenticeship is handled by the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin (the application does not go through Madison College). You may also contact:

    Madison Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee
    4903 Commerce Court
    McFarland, WI

    Application Requirements

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Algebra with a passing grade of “C” or higher or equivalent.
    • Valid driver's license or reliable transportation
Contact the School of Technologies and Trades

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, A2105

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704


Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (phone or email only)