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Wireless Communications Electronics

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 70
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program emphasizes understanding of radio frequency fundamentals, employing a systems approach along with component-level troubleshooting and analysis. Systems integration and networking are also studied. This multi-faceted approach to understanding the operation and troubleshooting of communication systems enables graduates to become effective technicians in the wireless industry.
Wireless Communications graduates are currently employed by various wireless companies and government agencies, including Rural Cellular Communications, Nextel, AT & T, Qwest, Nortel, MnDOT, Minneapolis Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, the FBI, and many others.

Both electronics programs require the same core courses for the first two semesters. Students choose between Electronics Technicians and Wireless Communications near the end of the second semester.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Hutchinson 55350

Labor Market Information

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

  • Median wage: $26.60/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529