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Madison WI 53704

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Madison WI 53704

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or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Telecommunications Voice Data Video Installer Technician

Apprenticeship Completion

Program number: 504512


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
  • 4,900 hours of on-the-job training
  • 432 hours of paid related instruction
  • Additional related instruction may be required.

Courses may include blueprint reading, fire safety, relay logic, computer skills, electronics, instrumentation, electric code, networking, data communications and safety.

Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Program Details

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

  • Madison - Commercial Avenue 

Explore financial aid eligibility for Telecommunications Voice Data Video Installer Technician Apprenticeship.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


How to Apply to Voice, Data, Video Apprenticeship

You must apply directly to the Associated Builders and Contractors (the application does not go through Madison College). Contact that organization directly for information about the application process.

The application procedure for union VDV apprenticeship is handled by the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin. You may also contact:

Madison Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee
2730 Dairy Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 221-3321

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

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

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    2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 5 4
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