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Telecommunications Technology
Driven by a demand for instantly accessible information, the telecommunications industry is profoundly transforming the world. Voice, data and video communications across a worldwide network are creating opportunities that did not exist a decade ago. Preparing a workforce to compete in this global marketplace is today’s major challenge for the telecommunications industry.

The Telecommunications Technology program is designed to prepare students for the communications industry through educational training in the installation, operation and maintenance of communications systems using the full range of communication transport systems. The technologies include underground, above ground, cellular, fiber-optics, microwave systems, computer networks and satellites for communicating information.

Admissions Requirements

Students must complete the admissions requirements listed under "Admissions Information."

In this program, students will learn how to:

• Design and install telecommunications equipment network to meet customer needs.

• Troubleshoot to solve real and potential telecommunications network problems.

• Repair telecommunications network cabling and equipment.

• Maintain Telco, CATV, and customer premise telecommunications network infrastructure.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - 2013LecLabContCredit
Semester 1
CETT1303  DC Circuits † * 24963
EECT1303  Introduction to Telecommunications24963
ENGL1301  Composition I30483
MATH1314  College Algebra † * 30483
Total Hours10828812
Semester 2
CETT1305  AC Circuits † * 24963
CETT1325  Digital Fundamentals24963
CSIR1303  Telecommunications Systems Installer24963
EECT1300  Technical Customer Service22643
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective30483
Total Hours111440015
Semester 3
CSIR1359  Digital Data Communication24963
CSIR1391  Special Topics: Communications System Installer & Repairer24963
CSIR2351  Fiber Optic Communication System Installation & Repair24963
EECT1307  Convergence Technologies24963
EECT1342  Telecommunications Outside Plant24963
Total Hours102048015
Semester 4
CSIR1355  Industry Certifications24963
EECT2337  Wireless Telephony Systems24963
  Speech Elective 30483
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective30483
Total Hours10828812
Semester 5
CSIR2350  Telecommunications Maintenance24963
EECT1344  Telecommunications Broadband Systems24963
EECT2330  Telecommunications Switching24963
EECT2435  Telecommunications ° ** 24964
Total Hours81638413
Grand Totals4966184067
º This course has been designated as the capstone course
† Courses articulated with high schools
**EECT 2680 (Co-op) may be taken in place of the capstone course
* CETT 1303 or IEIR 1302
* MATH 1314 or MATH 1332
* CETT 1305 or IEIR 1304


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