Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Telecommunication Technology

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

The Telecommunication Technology program gives students the education and skills necessary to succeed in the high-tech world of telecommunication. During the first year, students receive a fundamental introduction to the basics of electrical circuits and system design and maintenance. During the second year, students concentrate on fiber optics, telephony and other subjects critical to the understanding of telecommunication systems.

Students complete a paid internship at a telecommunications firm between their first and second years, which allows them to experience the job market firsthand. One of the highlights of this program is the state-of-the-art telecommunication lab located on campus. Students can transfer credits from this program to the University of Northern Iowa and work toward a bachelor of arts in technology management.

Career opportunities: fiber optics installation and repair, field technician, voice and data network management, service center technician, sales and service, field installer.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

ELT-402

Introduction to Communication Systems

3

ELT-427

Telephony Circuits I

3

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

NET-154

Networking Basics

3

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

16

Second Semester (Spring)

ELT-304

Introduction to Electrical Circuits

4

ELT-395

Advanced Electrical Circuits

5

ELT-500

LAN Design and Protocols

3

ELT-506

Router Basics

3

 

 

15

Summer Term

ELT-880

Telecommunications Internship

3

 

 

3

Third Semester (Fall)

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

ELT-408

Structured Cabling System

3

ELT-428

Telephony Circuits II

3

ELT-460

Fiber Optics

3

–––––––

Humanities elective

3

 

 

15

Fourth Semester (Spring)

ELT-400

Local Loop

3

ELT-443

Multiplexing

3

ELT-455

Transmission Circuits I

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

64

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