Network Cabling Technician/Smart Home Technology I & II

Albany Campus

Every city in America is wired with either copper or fiber optic cables. As society becomes more and more reliant on instantaneous communication and broadband access, the importance and need for the skill sets learned in this program grows.

Network cabling technicians are the men and women who install the network cables that connect computers, routers, data centers, wireless antennas and energy management systems. The Network Cabling Technician/ Smart Home Technology program utilizes C-Tech, an international workforce development company specializing in industry recognized certificates. Using these certificates, students can hit the ground running in careers in network cabling and broadband infrastructure installation or have a head start on careers as they pursue further education.

Additionally, this program includes training in wireless systems and antenna installation which are crucial to the roll-out of 5G across America.

Certification Opportunities

  • Introduction to Telecommunications Introduction to Telecommunications
  • Network Cabling: Copper
  • Network Cabling: Fiber Optics
  • Network Bonding and Grounding
  • Energy Management and Smart Home Technologies
  • Wireless Systems and Antenna Installation
  • Home Entertainment Audio and Video Systems 

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Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school