2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology: Telecommunications, AAS [ETTELCOAAS, 63 Total Credits]

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology - Telecommunications Emphasis prepares students with the necessary skills required by today’s high-tech, high-wage telecommunications industry. Instruction includes telecommunications, advanced telecommunications, and advanced telecommunications topics; IP network installation, configuration, and maintenance; electronics and digital circuits; and copper and fiber optic cabling installation. This two-year program provides the students with the methods and procedures used by technicians in the telecommunications industry. Instruction takes place in a hands-on, state-of-the-art environment.


Within a few years of graduation: Graduates from CSN’s Telecommunication Engineering Technology Program will demonstrate the ability to apply technical, managerial, design and application skills necessary to install, manage, operate, and maintain telecommunication systems. Graduates will have effective technical communication skills necessary to function on professional teams. Graduates are prepared to enter the working force with professional work ethics, with the commitment to lifelong learning, quality and continuous improvement through the clear ability to assume increasing levels of responsibility in both industry and community.


Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


  1. Construct, test, and verify the operation of voice and data cables, various analog, digital and microprocessor/microcontroller circuits, demonstrate a working knowledge of filter circuits, fiber optics, electronics/telecommunications laboratory test equipment.
  2. Perform IP network installation, maintenance, configuration, analysis, and management, while utilizing devices such as Routers and PCs.
  3. Explain the signaling and system structure of the various types of telephones, such as the mobile, IP based, and traditional.
  4. Distinguish between the various modulation and multiplexing techniques commonly employed in the telecommunication transmission systems.
  5. Demonstrate commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement, while showing an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  6. Support positive work ethics, respect for diversity, and interpersonal skills in a group environment and deliver written and oral reports on projects.

General Education Requirements (27 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Recommended: ET 111B.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Communications (3 Credits)

Strongly Recommended: COM 115.

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)

Recommended: MUS 231.

Special Program Requirements (36 Credits)

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