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2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Technology-Telecommunications


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Network Technology/Telecommunications Certificate program graduates will be prepared to pursue an entry level career in several different areas of telecommunications, including network engineering and the installation and repair of network services. Employment can be found at local telephone companies, hospitals, financial institutions, municipalities and a variety of other companies.


For more information about the Telecommunications Technology program, please visit our website at https://go.dmacc.edu/it/Pages/welcome.aspx .

Locations: West

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Attend any required information/registration session.
  3. Submit proof of high school graduation or GED completion.
  4. Obtain minimum ACT math score of 14 or 9% ALEKS score.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Network Technology-Telecommunications Certificate, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete the Certificate - 26


Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$147.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


  Semester 1 Semester 2
Books 300 300
Supplies 200  

Approximate total for the program: $4,622*

* Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • There are many different types of technical and management positions in telecommunications.
  • Installation and repair of business telecommunications services.
  • Installation and repair of residential telecommunications services.
  • Service delivery and provisioning specialists.
  • Fiber-optic transmission specialists.
  • Telephone technicians.
  • Data specialists and data communications technicians.
  • Network operations center technician.
  • Outside plant specialists. (fiber and copper cable splicing and repair)

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • The constant desire to learn new tasks.
  • Dependable worker.
  • Ability to work with teams and individual tasks.
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to analyze situations.
  • Some positions require the ability to use small hand tools, climb ladders and utility poles and work in confined spaces.
  • Some positions require the ability to distinguish cable or wire colors and work in inclement weather.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?


  • IT/Telecommunications technicians are needed worldwide.
  • Graduates can choose to travel or relocate.
  • A wide variety of small to large companies employ telecommunications professionals.

Nondiscrimination Policy


Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in employment, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and genetic information. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. For information about the ADA, the Section 504/ADA Coordinator may be contacted at 515-964-6857.  For Title IX questions and concerns contact 515-964-6850. (2016)

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