TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY A.A.S.

This program prepares students for employment in telecommunications and related industries.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Telecommunications Technology A.A.S. students will:

  • Gather and edit audio and video programs in media industries
  • Produce audio and video programs in media industries
  • Direct audio and video programs in media industries
  • Understand how to utilize various media outlets to distribute audio and video programs
  • Operate specialized broadcast communications equipment found in radio and television broadcasting
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Graduates are employed as telecommunications specialists in a variety of fields and as radio, television, audio, and cable TV engineers and technicians.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students learn to operate, install, maintain, and repair audio, video, RF, and specialized communications equipment used in the media and telecommunications industries.

Students work in engineering, operations, and production projects in a professional environment. Cayuga’s facilities include video studio diagnostic stations, electronics labs, and a fully operational radio lab used for technical instruction. Internships are required in area industry facilities. Program graduates are eligible to receive certification as broadcast technologists from the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

The curriculum listed on this page represents the minimum coursework required for the AAS degree in Telecommunications Technology. Some required courses are offered only in the evening.

Degree requirements for the Telecommunications Technology A.A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
Available in Auburn and/or Fulton
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra 3
ELEC 101 Electrical Circuits 4
ELEC 105 Introduction to Digital Computers 4
TELC 104 Audio Video Production Techniques  I 3
17
SECOND SEMESTER
Available in Auburn and/or Fulton
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
ELEC 102 Basic Electronics 4
TELC 102 Introduction to Telecommunications 3
C.S. 110 Exploring Computer Technology 3
Health 1
Physical Education 1
15
THIRD SEMESTER
Available in Auburn
TELC 140 Analysis of Broadcast Equipment Systems 3
TELC 220 Advanced Audio Production 3
COMM 207 Television Production I 4
ELEC 201 Intermediate Electronics 4
14
FOURTH SEMESTER
Available in Auburn
TELC 260 Broadcast Systems Maintenance 3
TELC 275 Internship Radio/TV 3
ELEC 208 RF Communications 4
C.S. 180 Principles of Data Communications 3
C.S. 225 Introduction to Networks 3
Physical Education 1
17
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 63