ComStar Telecommunications Training

ComStar Telecommunications Training

ComStar Telecommunications Tower Technician I Certificate

Industry recruiters are seeking a record number of tower climbers and that number is only expected to grow significantly. Cumberland University has partnered with ComStar to offer an exceptional training certificate course for Telecommunications Technicians. This unique program is designed specifically to educate, train, and develop technicians so that they are completely familiar and proficient in all aspects of tower climbing, safety, and the technological skillsets required of a contemporary tower technician. The intense 3 week course meets the requirements of ANSI, ASSE, and OSHA standards for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training. In addition, the coursework also meets or exceeds the standards set forth by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE).

The program involves both classroom sessions and applied learning in our advanced indoor 20K sq. ft training facility. This program, which is approved for Veterans training, provides students with the skills required to safely navigate and assess tower work. The courses of this program will be taught by faculty and experts of the tower climbing and safety industry.

Students accepted into the program will be assisted by COMSTAR, LLC in finding employment upon their successful completion of the coursework.

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Course Duration: 3 weeks of intense training and 1 additional Monday.
Course Location: Classes will be taught at the CU Main Campus at 1 Cumberland Square in Lebanon, TN and 8351 Eastgate Blvd., Mt. Juliet, TN, 37122.
Course Schedule: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm at the end of the second week of training. One additional Monday is required.
Class Size: Limited to 25 students per session.
Learning Goals: Upon the successful completion of the program, graduates will have a working knowledge of how to properly and safely navigate telecommunications towers and install, repair, and maintain complex telecom equipment on towers.


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Admission Requirements

  • $25 application fee.
  • Official high school transcript or your official GED score report (must be received officially through email or through a secure electronic transcript source).
  • A copy of your valid state issued driver’s license.
  • Documentation/proof of passed Department of Transportation (DOT) physical.
  • Documentation/proof of passed criminal background check.
  • Documentation/proof of passed drug screen test.
  • A signed copy of the student addendum.

Get Started

  1. Apply to Cumberland University.
  2. Pay the $25 application fee.
  3. Submit your official high school transcript or your official GED score report (must be received officially through the mail or through a secure electronic transcript source).
  4. Submit a copy of your valid state issued driver’s license.
  5. Submit documentation/proof of passed Department of Transportation (DOT) physical.
  6. Submit documentation/proof of passed criminal background check.
  7. Submit documentation/proof of passed drug screen test.
  8. Submit a signed copy of the student addendum.

 

Documents pertinent to admission may be emailed to admissions@cumberland.edu faxed to 615.547.1256 Attn: Admissions, or mailed to:

Cumberland University
Attn: Office of Admissions
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087

Please note that transcripts or score reports must be sent through the mail or through an electronic transcript service to be considered official. Other documents pertinent to admission may be faxed, emailed, or mailed.

Students seeking to obtain their criminal background check and drug screen test should contact Verified Credentials by clicking here.

To print and sign your student addendum please click on the link that is applicable to you, sign, and send to admissions@cumberland.edu, fax to 615.547.1256 Attn:  Admissions, or mail to the address listed above.

For Veteran students: please download, read, print, and sign the Veteran Student Addendum.

For Non-Veteran students: please download, read, print, and sign the Student Addendum.

Program of Study

TELE 001 – Wireless Communication Fundamentals

Introduces the student to the basic concepts, equipment, and functionality of Wireless/Cellular and RF systems. Site location considerations and closeout requirements are also discussed. Topics consist of wireless systems including cellular methods; basic RF systems including simplex and duplex systems; functionality of equipment utilized for cellular and RF systems including radios, antennas, coaxial cables, fiber optics and related components; difficulties associated with various communication site locations; closeout site documentation and the submittal requirements of these items to the customer. 40 Clock Hours

TELE 002 – First Aid , CPR  & OSHA 30

Familiarizes the student with basic concepts of first aid, CPR, and construction safety. Topics consist of the Red Cross Basic First Aid and CPR course including AED; basic construction safety practices, a 30 hour course required by OSHA for all crew members working in the communication industry. 40 Clock Hours

TELE 003 – Site & RF Safety Training

Provides the student with an understanding of the necessity of safety training. Topics consist of the meeting and site procedures necessary to identify, mitigate and document safety hazards; OSHA required training regarding the different types, levels, and limits of RF exposure encountered in the communication industry. 8 Clock Hours

TELE 004 – Tower Climbing Fundamentals

Introduces the student to the safety equipment and various climbing components and scenarios encountered in the communication industry. Topics consist of various real-world climbing scenarios and the basic climbing techniques and equipment associated with safe ascent and descent; Self Retracting Lifelines (SRL), controlled descent and other advanced climbing techniques are performed; rigging and hoisting techniques required in the communication industry including both tag line and capstan operations. 40 Clock Hours

TELE 005 – Connector Installation & Cable Testing

Familiarizes the student with proper installation and testing of the various connectors on coaxial and fiber optic cables required by the cellular industry. Topics consist of the proper techniques for fiber testing various wireless components; use of Antirsu® line sweep equipment; use of Passive Intermodulation (PIM) testing equipment.  48 Clock Hours

TELE 006 – Antenna Installation & Maintenance

Introduces the student to the various antenna types and installation techniques used in the cellular and RF industry. Topics consist of the particular characteristics of each antenna type; Proper use of Antenna Alignment Tools (AAT); advantages and disadvantages of the various antenna mounts, sector frames and standoffs utilized are discussed. 24 Clock Hours

TELE 007 – Coax Installation & Grounding

Provides the student with an understanding of the implementation of various coaxial and fiber trunk installations used within the cellular and RF industry. Topics include the National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for grounding; required site documentation for Motorola, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile installations. Carrier specific grounding requirements are also discussed. Proper use and implementation of Exothermic welding techniques and practices.  24 Clock Hours

TELE 008 – Carrier Specific Requirements

Familiarizes the student with carrier specific requirements. Topics consist of the proper construction practices required by the major cellular carriers as well as the RF fields; The construction practices of small localized cellular companies and their similarities with the major companies. 16 Clock Hours

TELE 009 – Alternative Communication Systems

Provides the student with an understanding of alternative communication systems. Topics consist of “high power” outputs and the challenges associated with the construction and repair of “extreme” elevated structures, generally in excess of 600′. Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS); “In-Building” and concentrated small areas of cellular communications (Microcell). 8 Clock Hours.

Required Qualifications for Your Program

We’ve partnered with Verified Credentials, Inc. to help you supply the required qualifications for your program. To get started, carefully follow the instructions below:

Important: Use the CODE below to get started:

Program Code:
Program Entry – Background Check & Drug Screen – ComStar Program KMMHR-66472
Program Entry – Background Check Only – ComStar Program KKVVR-68879
Program Entry – Drug Screen Only – ComStar Program YYCBM-92266

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