FCC Licensure

Brandman University and partners are able to provide a wide variety of certifications and courses in technology and modern telecommunications with online and on-ground classes offered in various locations throughout the country.

The courses in this section have been designed for anyone interested in U.S. Federal Communications Commission Licensure.

CSCU 0063: FCC GROL High Frequency Commercial License

This course is for anyone interested in receiving the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General High Frequency License. It is a five-evening (4 hours each evening) training intervention. 4 evenings are dedicated to the preparation for this new, highly important federal license for telecommunications employees. On the final evening of the course, class participants are administered the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) examination. The examination is a 100-question instrument consisting of Element 1 (Federal Law) 24 questions, and Element 3 (Communications Technology) 76 questions. Prerequisite: 8,000 hours or 4 years of Telecommunications Experience. This course is 16 hours and equivalent to 1.6 CEUs.

Course topics include:

  • U.S. federal law
  • Telecommunications operation procedures (Cable Signal Basics)
  • Radio wave propagation
  • Signaling practices for data/telecommunications (includes fiber)
  • Electrical principles applicable to data/telecommunications
  • Telecommunications equipment circuit components (includes NEC)
  • Practical data/telecommunications circuit testing
  • Signals and emissions (EMC Principles)
  • Antennas and feed lines
CSCU 0060: FCC Radar Endorsement

This course has been designed for anyone interested in receiving the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radar GROL License. Prerequisite: Student shall hold a valid GROL (General High-frequency Commercial Radio Operator’s License) and applicable Federal Registration Number (FRN). This license can be obtained with the help of Brandman course number CSCU 0063. This course is 16 hours and equivalent to 1.6 CEUs.

This course is conducted over four-evenings (4 hours each evening). It is a review of the fundamental operational requirements applicable to:

  • Pulse, Doppler, CW, and FM RADAR Systems,
  • The installation, repair, and troubleshooting of such systems,
  • RADAR system/component human safety regulations, and
  • The electro-magnetic spectrum as it relates to commercial RADAR systems in accordance with U.S. federal government (FCC) requirements.

This course is Electronic Technicians Association (ETA) sanctioned, and endorsed by the United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for licensure. Course topics include:

  • History of Radar
  • Radar types
  • Pulse Radar
  • Doppler principles
  • CW Radar
  • FM Radar