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2014-15 Academic Catalog 
2014-15 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Telecommunications Technology - TCOM.AAS

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The Telecommunications Technology program prepares students for work in the development, installation, maintenance, and operation of sophisticated computer networks and telecommunications systems.

Telecommunications Technology concentrates on the technology that delivers the information, in voice, data, video, or combinations of these, is telecommunications technology. Increased competition due to federal deregulation, security requirements, and recent developments in the areas of fiber optics, ATM, DSL, LAN/WAN technology, Cisco networking, wireless technology, and the security requirements have made telecommunications and network technicians highly sought after.

Graduates of this program would work in areas such as network administration, research, design, field service, and technical support for companies that deploy more complex networks, wide area networks, Internet service providers, cable providers, and companies using wireless communications.

Math, computer and technical skills all provide a base for career development that often leads to leadership and management positions in the broad field of engineering technology.

Graduates are often encouraged to pursue a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their associate’s degree. Students wishing to further their education in an engineering field should notify their STCC academic advisor early in their course of study so that arrangements can be made to facilitate the transfer process.

Telecommunications Technology is one of the four degree programs in the Electronics Systems Group. The other degree programs are Computer Systems Engineering Technology, Electronics Systems Engineering Technology (ESET), and Laser Electro-Optics Technology (LEOT). Additional information on the department can be found at http://cset.stcc.edu.

Students are encouraged to contact members of the department for course selection and career advising.

Minimum Grade Requirement: Students must receive a grade of “D” or better. A QPA of 2.0 must be achieved for graduation.

Programmatic Technical Standard (PDF)

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Telecommunications Technology will be awarded

Telecommunications Technology Program Goals

  1. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding and the application of electronic circuits.
  2. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding and application of analog and digital electronics systems.
  3. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in computer programming and the application of telecommunications associated software.
  4. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding of voice and data communications.
  5. The graduate should be able to demonstrate competence in the understanding and application of local and wide area networks that use different types of transmission media (i.e. wire line, fiber, wireless, etc).
  6. The graduate should be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  7. The graduate should be able to conduct research from a variety of sources. These include the internet, technical specifications and schematics, and related sources.

(TCOM.AAS) Curriculum

Total (TCOM.AAS) Curriculum Program Credits: 67

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Edward Bigos Professor/Department Co-Chair 17/637 413-755-4544 bigos@stcc.edu
Nicholas Bishop Electronic Technical II 17/613 413-755-4577


Andrew Collins Instructor 17/631 413-755-4578 ajcollins@stcc.edu
Jeffrey Cooper Assistant Professor 17/631 413-755-4578 jlcooper@stcc.edu
Rick Jagodowski Professor / Electrical Engineering Tech. Dept. Chair 20/120 413-755-4594 jagodowski@stcc.edu
Arvind Karnik Professor 17/633 413-755-4560 karnik@stcc.edu
Nicholas Massa Professor 17/637 413-755-4579 massa@stcc.edu
Gary Mullett Professor/Department Co-Chair 17/635 413-755-4600 gmullett@stcc.edu
Eliano Soares Staff Assistant 17/219 413-755-4593 esoares@stcc.edu
Peter Vangel Professor 17/637 413-755-4665 vangel@stcc.edu

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