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  Certificates in Telecommunications

Broadband Essentials Certificate
Introduction to Broadband Certificate
Introduction to Telecommunications Certificate
Telecommunications Essentials Certificate
Wireless Networking Essentials Certificate
Video Essentials Certificate
Mobile Essentials Certificate


As a NACTEL student you can choose to earn one or more certificates. To qualify for a certificate you must:

  • Successfully complete maintain a 2.0 QPA overall.
  • Successfully complete four out of five required certificate courses with Pace University (meaning you can transfer equivalent credits from another institution or Prior Learning experience for only one of the five required courses) and maintain a 2.0 QPA within these core classes. *

*A maximum of four transfer or Prior Learning credits can be applied to certificate courses. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, you must complete and submit an Application for Certificate along with the $35 processing fee. The Application for a Certificate may be found on the Forms page within the Student Information Center. Also, depending on whether you choose to take assessments and the results of those assessments, as well as other program requirements - you may be required to take some foundation courses before registering for any courses specific to a certificate.

Introduction to Telecommunications Certificate
The Introduction to Telecommunications Certificate is designed to provide you with entry-level knowledge of the telecommunications industry. You may apply for this certificate after completing the required courses regardless of whether or not you choose to continue on and earn your Associate of Science in Applied Information Technology, Telecommunications Degree. If you want additional information, please contact us.


  Course       Credits   Required
/Elective
  AIT107   Computer Applications
  4   R
  AIT111   AC/DC Electrical Circuits
  4   R
  AIT120   Business and Technical Communications for Telecommunications
  4   R
  AIT170   Telecommunications I / Basic Telephony / Voice Communication
  4   R
  MAT125   Technical Math I
  4   R


Telecommunications Essentials Certificate

The Telecommunications Essentials Certificate (19 - 20 credits) is designed to provide you with basic knowledge of the electronics needed for a complete understanding of the telecommunications industry. You may apply for this certificate after completing the required courses regardless of whether or not you choose to continue on and earn your Associate of Science in Applied Information Technology, Telecommunications Degree. If you want additional information, please contact us .

  Course   TELECOM ESSENTIALS REQUIRED COURSES*   Credits   Required
/Elective
  AIT109   Broadband Essentials
  4   R
  AIT235   Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications
  4   R
  AIT241   Telecommunications III / Data Transmission Systems
  4   R
  CIT211   Introduction to Computer System Hardware
  4   R

You must select one or more courses totaling 3 to 4 credits from the electives listed below:

  Course   TELECOM ESSENTIALS ELECTIVE COURSES*   Credits   Required
/Elective
  AIT245   Telecommunications IV / Data and Emerging Communications Technologies
  3   E
  TS314   Operating Systems
  4   E
* Not every course will be offered every term.

Wireless Networking Essentials Certificate
This certificate introduces the students to intermediate wireless concepts, including solid state devices and circuits, operating systems, wireless LANs, transmission systems, and wireless network security. Upon completing this certificate, the student can compete for intermediate and advanced positions in the wireless broadband telecommunications industry. If you want additional information, please contact us.


  Course   WIRELESS NETWORKING ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE*   Credits   Required
/Elective
  AIT233   Wireless LANs
  4   R
  AIT241   Telecommunications III / Data Transmission Systems
  4   R
  AIT245   Telecommunications IV / Data and Emerging Communications Technologies
  3   R
  CIT211   Introduction to Computer System Hardware
  4   R
  TS314   Operating Systems
  4   R


The credits earned in the Wireless Networking Essentials Certificate can be applied to the AS in Applied Information Technology Degree: Wireless Technologies Track.

Video Essentials Certificate
This certificate introduces the students to intermediate concepts and applications of digital television including video and smart technologies, home wiring and home smart technologies. This is an intermediate certificate program and the Introduction to Telecommunications Certificate has to be completed prior to taking this certificate. If you want additional information, please contact us.


  Course   VIDEO ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE*   Credits   Required
/Elective
  AIT109   Broadband Essentials
  4   R
  AIT235   Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications
  4   R
  AIT241   Telecommunications III / Data Transmission Systems
  4   R
  AIT243   Video and Smart Technologies
  4   R
  AIT245   Telecommunications IV / Data and Emerging Communications Technologies
  3   R


The credits earned in the Video Essentials Certificate can be applied to the AS in Applied Information Technology Degree: Video Technologies Track.

Mobile Essentials Certificate (pending state approval)
This certificate introduces the students to intermediate concepts and applications of Mobile technologies. This is an intermediate certificate program and the Introduction to Telecommunications Certificate has to be completed prior to taking this certificate. If you want additional information, please contact us.


  Course   MOBILE ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE*   Credits   Required
/Elective
  AIT109   Broadband Essentials
  4   E
  AIT170   Telecommunications I / Basic Telephony / Voice Communication
  4   E
  AIT235   Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications
  4   R
  AIT241   Telecommunications III / Data Transmission Systems
  4   R
  AIT245   Telecommunications IV / Data and Emerging Communications Technologies
  3   R
  AIT263   Mobile Technology: An Introduction
  4   R


The credits earned in the Video Essentials Certificate can be applied to the AS in Applied Information Technology Degree: Video Technologies Track.

Introduction to Broadband Certificate
This certificate introduces the student to basic networking concepts, including math, computing, communication, electronics and basic broadband essentials. Upon completing this certificate, the student can compete for entry-level technical positions. If you want additional information, please contact us.


  Course   INTRODUCTION TO BROADBAND REQUIRED COURSES*   Credits   Required
/Elective
  AIT107   Computer Applications
  4   R
  AIT109   Broadband Essentials
  4   R
  AIT111   AC/DC Electrical Circuits
  4   R
  AIT120   Business and Technical Communications for Telecommunications
  4   R
  MAT125   Technical Math I
  4   R


The credits earned in the Introduction to Broadband certificate can be applied to the AS in Applied Information Technology Degree: Networking Technologies Track.

Broadband Essentials Certificate
This certificate introduces the students to intermediate networking concepts, including operating systems, networking technologies, cabling and hardware maintenance. Upon completing this certificate, the student can compete for intermediate and advanced positions in the telecomunications industry. If you want additional information, please contact us.

You must select one of the two elective courses for a total of 19 credits.


  Course   BROADBAND ESSENTIALS REQUIRED COURSES*   Credits   Required
/Elective
  AIT235   Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications
  4   R
  AIT241   Telecommunications III / Data Transmission Systems
  4   R
  AIT245   Telecommunications IV / Data and Emerging Communications Technologies
  3   R
  CIT211   Introduction to Computer System Hardware
  4   E
  CIT221   Global Networking Technology
  4   R
  TS314   Operating Systems
  4   E


Note: Pre-screens, prerequisites and the Orientation to Online Learning (Online Seminar) are required for students taking single courses and/or the certificate programs.
 
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