Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Business and Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms including summer)

Industry endorsement earned
National Career Readiness Certificate

The Telecommunications 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, 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; network management; field installer; field technician; voice and data network management; service center technician; sales and service.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

CIS-135

Microcomputer Operating Systems

3

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-101

Elements of Writing OR

 

ENG-105

Composition I

 

NET-122

Computer Hardware Basics

3

NET-165

Network Plus

3

NET-752

Survey of Telecommunications Engineering

1

 

 

16

Term 2-Spring

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace OR

 

SPC-112

Public Speaking

 

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management OR

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

 

NET-137

Advanced PC Concepts

3

NET-235

CCNA Cisco 1

3

NET-321

Windows Networking

3

NET-850

Special Topics in Technology

3

 

 

18

Term 3-Summer

NET-174

LAN Administration

3

NET-236

CCNA Cisco 2

3

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Math Course

4

 

 

10

Term 4-Fall

ELT-408

Structured Cabling System

3

ELT-443

Multiplexing I

3

ELT-455

Transmission Circuits I

3

ELT-460

Fiber Optics

3

NET-237

CCNA Cisco 3

3

 

 

15

Term 5-Spring

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

ELT-400

Local Loop

3

ELT-510

Extreme Internet Technology

3

ELT-511

Extreme Internet Technology Troubleshooting

3

GEH-XXX

Humanities Course

3

NET-238

CCNA Cisco 4

3

 

 

16

Total program credit hours

75

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