Start Here

A Career in Telecommunications Awaits!

students in a lab
BCIT offers a great range of career paths in the exciting field of Telecommunications. With successful completion of the Telecommunications Systems Technician program, students have the flexibility of preparing for careers in the telecommunications industry as a Radio Systems Technician or Telecommunications Networks Technician.

No matter which career path you choose, your education and training at BCIT will open the door to exciting jobs, solving a wide range of technical problems in diverse industry settings.

Notice: The Electronics Technician Common Core, Telecommunications Technician and Wireless Communications Technician programs have been restructured into a single two-year program. The new program is a diploma in Telecommunications Systems Technician. The program has two options – Telecommunications Networks and Radio Systems. The program has retained most of the curriculum from the current programs while adding additional instruction in computer networking and communications.

For the September 2018 intake, prospective students should now apply to the Telecommunications Systems Technician program. Near the end of the first year of studies, students will be able to express their preference for a second year option.

Overview of the Program

The Telecommunications Systems Technican program is the springboard to a variety of exciting careers in telecommunications. Through theoretical and practical study, you will develop the skills needed to install, maintain and repair electronic circuits and equipment. The program has a common first year after which you complete your training by becoming a telecommunication specialist in one of the technician options outlined below.

The Telecommunications Networks option emphasizes hands-on, practical training with equipment encountered in the wired telecommunications industry. Students in the Telecommunications Networks program learn job skills that are directly transferable to jobs in industry. The labs are equipped with modern equipment that is currently used in industry. Fiber Optics, Data Communications, Voice over IP (VoIP) Communications, and Telephone Switching Systems are some of the areas students will explore.

The Radio Systems option will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work with radio frequency (RF) telecommunications equipment. It is the only program of its kind in British Columbia. Through theoretical and practical study, you will develop the skills needed to install, maintain and repair RF and related electronics equipment. The program emphasizes hands-on, practical training using equipment typically encountered in industry.
Check out our programs for a career in electronics that is just right for you!