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Technical Certificate

Network Communications (VoIP) (6398)

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is the technology that turns your computer into a telephone and the Internet your world-wide provider for phone calls, conference calling, call forwarding, call tracing, reminders and caller ID. Wherever you have a laptop, you have a telephone.

This is a selective access program. It incorporates the core courses from the Telecommunication Engineering Technology program and is designed for information professionals with prior degrees and/or experience in networking, and who wish to gain skills specific to converged networks. 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.

The program focuses on hands-on lab-based learning and is not at the engineering or theory level. Topics covered include traditional telephony systems, voice and video over IP, codes, quality of service, unified messaging, home integration and other relevant, current areas in converged networks. Students completing this program may continue in the Telecommunication Engineering Technology A.S./A.A.S. degree program and gain higher level converged networking skills.

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.

Students completing this program may continue in the Telecommunication Engineering Technology A.S./A.A.S. degree program.

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

Estimated tuition is $1,195 (for Florida residents as of 7/06). Please see program advisor for additional costs (materials, fees, textbooks).

Network Communications (VoIP) (6398)

Professional Courses
CET 2627 Building Multilayer Switched Networks 3
CET 2481 Designing and Building Wireless
CET 2682 Voice over IP (VoIP) 3
CET 2623 Deploying Quality of Service 3
CET 2675 IP Telephony 3
CET 2676 Unified Messaging 3
  Credit Hours 18

Total Credit Hours: 18

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.


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