DCTC Offers New Broadband Systems Technology Program

Fast-paced Program Offers Students a Degree in One Year

Dakota County Technical College announced today that they will be offering a Broadband Systems Technology program beginning fall 2015.   Graduates of the program can begin their careers in this high-demand industry as early as spring 2016.

broadband mini“Broadband providers actually sought out DCTC for as a source that would train their next generation of employees.  I’m really excited that industry has helped the college design a new career path that will prepare students for a high-demand field by spring,” noted DCTC’s Associate Dean of Design & Technology, Randy Olson. “Broadband connectivity supports many devices today and most new products will require some level of interconnection – this technology is really changing how we live!   If you want to work in a hands-on way within an expanding industry,  this program might be for you.”

Broadband Systems technicians use their in-depth knowledge of telecommunications systems in a hands-on way.   In this career you will work with both legacy systems and state-of-the-art installations.

Broadband technicians also provide the interconnectivity that brings voice, data and entertainment service to both commercial and residential customers.   Broadband technicians can work independently, as well as part of a telecommunications team. Because of your direct customer contact, you will often serve as frontline representatives for your company.

This career path will have you starting at about $14.00/hour—top earners can make about $25.00/hour. This exciting career can provide satisfaction by completing a job using hands-on application of your acquired skills in an industry that is growing at the speed of technology.

Financial aid, student worker and work study employment is available to help finance your college education.

Veterans, transfer and international students have resources available at DCTC to help guide them through their education.

For more information on the Broadband Systems Technology program, visit the website at https://www.dctc.edu/academics/programs-majors/design-technology/broadband-systems-technology/ or contact:

Randy M. Olson

Associate Dean of Design & Technology



Kerry Lurken

Enrollment Advisor/Financial Aid Specialist