The Telecommunications Technology program begins with the study of electronics and basic voice communications training. Students progress to data network technologies and fiber optics that are the driving force of the information age. The program provides a blend of lecture and hands-on training courses that gradually introduce students to a variety of areas within the field of IT (Information Technology). Graduates may pursue a career in several different areas of telecommunications, including network engineering and installation and repair of network services including voice, video and data. Careers can be found at companies ranging from local telephone companies, internet service providers, data centers, hospitals, financial institutions, municipalities and a variety of other companies.
For more information about the Telecommunications Technology program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/west/telecom.
Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
- Obtain minimum COMPASS pre-algebra score of 40 or ACT math score of 14.
- Submit proof of high school graduation or GED completion.
Students start any semester.
(For students starting the program in a semester other than Fall, please visit with the program chair or West Campus advisor to assist with proper course sequencing.)
To earn a Telecommunications Technology AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.