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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Telecommunications Engineering Technology (Converged Networks) (2175)

Because of creative telecommunications engineers, our cell phones have become video cameras. Our computers have become telephones. And our televisions deliver programs on demand, at our convenience. The integrated voice, video and data systems revolution needs telecommunications engineers who know how to plan, design, analyze and troubleshoot the complex networks that keep us connected.

Florida Community College’s Telecommunications Engineering program focuses on hands-on experience in integrated voice, video and data networking systems, and is not at the engineering or theory level. Courses cover traditional telephony systems, voice and video over IP, codes, quality of service, unified messaging, home integration and other current areas in converged networks.

This is a selective access program. It is designed primarily for information professionals with experience in general networking and responsibility for design, implementation or management of information systems. The program may also be appropriate for individuals in other professions who wish to gain an understanding of IP telephony and video over IP networks. Students enrolling in this course should have a basic knowledge of network systems as gathered from work experience, college work or self-learning, and an interest in exploring a growing and dynamic field. A technical certificate, Network Communications (VoIP), can be completed while pursuing this associate degree. For additional information call 904.598.5676.

This program includes a required 60-hour internship.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
FCCJ is the regional resource for employers in every type of technology. Our partnerships with Cisco Systems, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems provide career connections. An FCCJ intranet site posts jobs targeting our students. Graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the City of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers including the government and military.

Annual Salaries
Annual earnings can range from $40,000 and up.

CET 2759, CCNA certification or one year of work experience in the field.

Estimated tuition is $4,250 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact program manager for additional cost (fees, textbooks and materials).

Telecommunications Engineering Technology (Converged Networks) (2175)

General Education Courses
  *Mathematics 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Communications Category B 3
  *Humanities 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
CET 2687 Security+ 3
CET 2626 Building Scalable Networks 3
CET 2627 Building Multilayer Switched Networks 3
CET 2628 Building Remote Access Networks 3
CET 2636 Home Integration 3
CET 2660 Managing Network Security 3
CET 2665 Advanced Firewall Administration 3
CET 2481 Designing and Building Wireless
CET 2682 Voice over IP 3
CET 2623 Deploying Quality of Service 3
CET 2675 IP Telephony 3
CET 2676 Unified Messaging 3
CET 1943 Internship 3
  Credit Hours 39

Professional Electives
LIS 1002 Information Literacy (online) 1
CEN 2306 Microsoft E-mail Administration 3
CET 2186 Computer Peripherals and Interfacing 3
CET 2485 Network+ Certification Review 2
CET 1520 Unix Fundamentals 3
CET 2521 Unix Administration I 3
CET 2522 Unix Administration II 3
CET 2629 Internet Troubleshooting Support 3
CET 2662 Techniques of Computer Hacking and
Incident Handling
CET 2752 Network Administration 3
CET 2796 Securing Windows 3
CET 2880 Data Forensics 3
CET 1630 Fiber, Voice and Data Cabling 3
CET 1175 Technical Support 3
CET 2678 IP Telephony Troubleshooting 3
CET 2677 Video over IP 3
CET 2681 Intrusion Detection Systems and
  Credit Hours 10

Total Program Credits: 64

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.


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