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2007-2008 Programs of Study

Network Communications (VoIP) (6398)

Technical Certificate

This is a selective access program. You must have CET 2759 CCNA Certification or one year work experience in the field to enter. This program 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, video over IP, codes, quality of service, unified messaging, home integration, and many more relevant and 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.

This selective access technical certificate in Network Communications (VoIP) is designed to give a person with experience in general networking an in-depth understanding of converged 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.


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

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.


Estimated cost of tuition is $1,196 (tuition rated for Florida residents, as of 7/07). Contact the program manager for additional costs (textbooks, materials, fees).


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

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

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