Program Overview

The Telecommunications and Network Information Technology programs are activity based, hands-on programs designed with direct employment skills and knowledge as their foundation. The programs of this department are centered on the current technologies of the Telecommunications, Networking and Wireless industry and are designed to serve students entering the field as well as those who are seeking to upgrade their skills in specific areas. Instruction focuses on both theory and practical application. The opportunity exists for students to receive endorsements in specific skill areas as they pursue their Associate Degree. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for a variety of positions in industry. Some students are able to find employment after completing a portion of the program and continue their education while gaining valuable work experience. Students may receive Certificate and Skill Endorsements independent of their Associate Degree studies. Note: A grade of C or better is required in all courses applied to the Associate Degree majors, the Certificates, and the Skill Endorsements.

Telecommunications & Network Information Technology (AS) Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
TCOM 100 Survey of Telecommunications 3 units
ELEC 110 Fundamentals of Electronics 4 units
TCOM 405 Electrical Fundamentals: TCOM units
TCOM 410 Structured Wiring & Cabling 3 units
TCOM 415 Wireless&Mobile Communications units
TCOM 420 Fundamentals Signal Transmiss. units
TCOM 440 Data Communications units
TCOM 460 Fiber Optics Technology 3 units
Plus a selection of 3 units from the following: Units
TCOM 451 PC Configuration and Repair 6 units
COMP 451 PC Configuration & Repair units
TCOM 465 Wireless Local Area Networks 3 units
TCOM 480 Intro to Local Area Network 3 units
BCM. 480 Network Fundamentals (LAN) 3 units
TCOM 481 Advanced Local Area Network 3 units
COMP 481 Network Systems Administration units
TCOM 482 Introduction to Routers 3 units
COMP 482 Introduction to Routers units
TCOM 483 Network Switches-Concepts and Applications 3 units
COMP 483 Network Switches – Concepts and Applications units
TCOM 484 Routing Concepts & Apps 3 units
COMP 484 Advanced Routing Concepts and Applications units
TCOM 485 Troubleshooting the Internetwork 3 units
COMP 485 Troubleshooting the Internetwork units
TCOM 486 Network Security 3 units
COMP 486 Network Security units
Plus General Education and other requirements for the Associate degree (refer to Associate Degree Requirements).
Total Required Major Units: 31 - 33

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.