Telecommunications and Network Technology


Program Overview

Department Chair

Beloit: Thomas Magnett



The Telecommunications and Network Technology Program provides the technical knowledge and skills needed for a career in the communications and network technology industry. Students receive training in all aspects of telecommunications including circuits, devices and cabling, digital logic, wireless communication, fiber-optics theory and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). In addition, students analyze computer data networks, LAN/WAN design and Class 5 central office applications. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of computer networking concepts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of telecommunications and network hazards and related safety practices.
  • Use effective communication skills appropriate to the telecommunication field.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of digital switching infrastructure and networking.
  • Demonstrate the ability to install and manage communication copper cabling infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate the ability to install and manage fiber optic cabling infrastructure.
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Post Graduate Jobs

Job Title Annual Salary
VoIP Design Engineer $60,000
Communications Technician $40,000
Network Administrator $50,000
Outside Plant Technician $36,000
Network Provisioning Engineer $34,000

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Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
EET-102A DC Electronics 4
EET-103A AC Electronics I 2
TNT-130 Telecommunications Cabling 2
ACIT-105 Help Desk 1
TNT-140 Computer Networks I 3
EET-104 Analog I 2
Second Semester
OSHA-110 OSHA Training 1
TNT-160 Introduction to Telecommunications Networks 5
TNT-230 Computer Networks II 3
HE-120 Locator Operations-Level I 1
HE-125 Horizontal Directional Drilling-Level I 2
Third Semester
ACIT-211 Network Servers 3
TNT-150 Switching & Routing Protocols 4
TNT-220 Fiber Optics & Other Transmission Methods 3
TNT-260 Unified Communication Systems 4
Fourth Semester
ACIT-208 Network Security 2
TNT-210 Telecommunications Digital Switching Systems 3
TNT-250 LAN/WAN Design 4
TNT-270 LAN/WAN Troubleshooting Fundamentals 4
TNT-200 Internship (Optional)OR 4
General Education Course Requirements
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ 3
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸OR 3
CIS-108 Advanced Computer Applications 3
MA-101 Business MathOR 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.