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Programs for the Best Jobs

Programs for the Best Jobs

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Satellite Communications
Career Opportunities
Video Operations Technician
Random Access Controller
Transmission Operations Engineer
Communications Operator
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Uplink Technician
Mobile Truck Operator
Engineering Technician
Data Operations Technician
Average Salary
According to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for career opportunities from this program is:
Satellite Communications
MTI is the only school in the nation to offer a two-year Associate degree Satellite Communications training program. This program provides training in installation, operation, maintenance and management of satellite communication systems. This includes working with transmission of broadcasts, uplinks and downlinks, between satellites and remote or in-house studios. The career of satellite communications technician offers opportunities all over the world working for television networks, satellite companies or local TV stations.

Students may elect to enroll in an optional one-year program following their Satellite Communications degree. Information Systems Technology is offered for a one-year diploma giving students more skills in information technology and data networking. They may also enroll in Telecommunications and earn a second AAS degree.

A special note about laptop computers:

This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program.


Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop.  And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop. Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details.

Program Requirements:  Students must pass all first year technical classes before advancing to second year curriculum.  Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all 200 level technical courses and during internship in order to graduate.

Sencore: A Vital Partner to MTI SatCom
The MTI Satellite Communications program is the beneficiary of a recent donation by Sencore.  The equipment provided by this world-class leader in satellite communications will help expand the experiences of all students in the lab.  Visit Sencore's website to learn more about their company.
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