Network Cabling Training
Learn how to install and repair cabling systems for internet, TV, and phone services. Graduate in just 6 weeks and go straight to work with Valley Fiber!
What Does Network Cabling Involve?
Network cabling specialists set up and maintain low-voltage communication systems. They install and repair the cable networks that transmit voice, video, and data.
Cabling technicians can work on systems for residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings.
Herzing College Winnipeg Foundations in Network Cabling Training in Partnership With Valley Fiber
This six-week program was specifically designed to address Valley Fiber’s growing need for skilled technicians in Manitoba.
Individuals selected for the training will benefit from a $1,250 tuition subsidy from Valley Fiber. Plus, successful graduates will be hired immediately as Install Technicians at a starting hourly rate of $20.
- 6-week program that gets you job-ready fast
- Receive a Foundations in Network Cabling Certificate of Completion
- Tuition subsidy reduces your cost
- Leads to employment with Valley Fiber*
- Graduates can benefit from the Herzing Open Education Program (HOEP), which lets you take additional courses after you graduate, tuition-free!
*In addition to successful completion of the training, specific job-related requirements must be met in order to receive an offer of employment from Valley Fiber.
Read more in this interview with Valley Fiber HR Director Jody Haines: Herzing Partners With Valley Fiber to Train New Install Technicians
Benefits of Working at Valley Fiber
- All installers are provided with a company vehicle, cell phone, and all required tools (for on-the-job use only)
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Staff discounts on internet service and at select local businesses
- Opportunities for professional development, increased responsibility, and advancement
- Opportunities to work on big projects that have a lasting impact on the daily life of Manitobans
Valley Fiber does not discriminate against individuals who have a disability or based on their culture, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Valley Fiber strongly encourages individuals from minority groups to apply and is willing to reasonably accommodate where possible.
The Foundations in Network Cabling program was developed to meet the staffing needs of Valley Fiber. It focuses on installing and maintaining cabling systems for voice and data.
In this program you will learn:
- Network topologies
- The OSI model
- The basics of fiber-optic transmission
- How to strip, crimp, terminate, and place cables
- How to use diagnostic tools such as cable testers, multimeters, and voltage sensors
- Safety codes, standards, and practices
- Customer relations and communication skills
Click to see detailed course descriptions:
This module covers the history of communication, safety standards and practices. Starting with the first wired network, this module discusses the evolution of cabling to the present day and for the future. In addition, the skills and tasks associated with most positions in the cabling industry are discussed. The remainder of the module focuses on safety in the classroom lab and on the job. Among the topics covered are the organizations responsible for establishing and maintaining safety codes and standards, safety around electricity, lab and workplace safety practice, and personal safety equipment. All installers are expected to follow the practices and guidelines outlined in this module.
This module explains the basics of fiber-optic cable including how it works, its construction and the type of connectors it uses. This module also shows how fiber-optic technology can provide significant advantages over copper in some implementations. It is important to understand how fiber optic cable operates to work around it and install it. At the end of this module students will have a better understanding of many factors of a fiber-optic cable system.
This module is an overview of the tools and devices used in preparing and testing cable connections. Students will learn about tools for stripping, terminating and crimping cables. Diagnostic tools such as testers, meters and sensors are also presented. In addition to tools, there is a section that deals with the safe use of tools and hazardous materials to ensure that cable installers will be protected on the job. Furthermore, tips for maintaining a professional demeanor while on the job site will be given.
Upcoming Start Date: October 2, 2023
|Valley Fiber training subsidy||$1,250|
|Tuition after subsidy||$1,250|
Students must meet entrance and employment requirements set by Valley Fiber. Check with the admissions department for details.