Telecommunications Voice Data Video Installer Technician
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.
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.
Telecommunications Voice Data Video Installer Technician Apprencticeship classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Commercial Avenue
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All courses for this program are offered only in person.
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
2730 Dairy Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53718
- 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 2019-2020 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.50-451-5912 credits50-451-5922 credits50-451-5932 credits50-451-5942 credits50-451-5952 credits50-451-5902 credits
Estimated Program Cost
# of Credits for Completion12Tuition$1638.00Materials/Supplemental Costs$139.50Other Costs$0.00Total Estimated Program Costs:
(book costs not included)$1777.50
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2016 2017 2018 Number of Program Graduates 5 4 2 Number of Surveys Sent Number of Surveys Returned Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 0 0 0 Percent Available for Employment Not in Labor Market 0 0 0 Percent Not in Labor Market Available for Employment
2016 2017 2018 Graduates Employed 0 0 0 Percent of Graduates Employed Employed in Related Occupation 0 0 0 Percent Employed in Related Occupation Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 0 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response Seeking Employment 0 0 0 Percent Seeking Employment Reaction To Training at Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 0 0 0 Number of Satisfaction Responses 0 0 0 Very Satisfied 0 0 0 Percent Very Satisfied Satisfied 0 0 0 Percent Satisfied Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2016 2017 2018 Number of Primary Reason Responses 0 0 0 Preparation for Getting a Job 0 0 0 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job Career Change 0 0 0 Percent Career Change Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills Preparation for Further Education 0 0 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education Personal Interest 0 0 0 Percent Personal Interest Other 0 0 0 Percent Other When Employment was Obtained
2016 2017 2018 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 0 0 0 Before Enrollment 0 0 0 Percent Before Enrollment While Attending the College 0 0 0 Percent While Attending the College After Training at the College 0 0 0 Percent After Training at the College Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2016 2017 2018 Number of Employment Location Responses 0 0 0 In College District 0 0 0 Percent In College District In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown Salary Trend Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count Average Monthly Wage Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week