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North Lake College is proud to partner with Nokia and Premcell to offer a new fast-track Wireless Mobile Network Technology Training program. This training helps students develop competence in basic technology related to installing and managing wireless mobile networks.
Successful students receive a certificate of completion from Nokia and Premcell, a mobile consulting and training company. This certificate can help students seek employment as Base Transceiver Station (BTS) installation, commissioning, and integration technicians with Nokia and major cellular network companies.
This course will be offered regularly, with the next session in July 2017. It involves 28 hours of classes per week for a total of 3 weeks, meets in room T253, and costs each student $1,699. Premcell, the technology training company which provides instruction, is an international consultancy with offices in London and India. Courses will include data transmission, mobile communication systems, and training on 2G, 3G, and 4G networks.
Class lectures will take place at North Lake College, followed by field experience work at Nokia.
Current industry employees should ask their employers about funding for the course. TPEG grant funds are a possibility for those in financial need.
Course times: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, from July 10 through 29.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, wireless technicians will see 9% job growth over the decade 2014-2024. With titles like Network Support Specialist, job holders can expect wages in the field ranging from $24-60 hourly depending on specific job, employer, and location.