A major/degree in Telecommunications Technology/Technician prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to help design and implement telecommunications systems.
Includes instruction in communications protocol, data networking, digital compression algorithms, digital signal processing, Internet access, object-oriented and relational databases, and programming languages.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Telecommunications Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "telecommunications" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Engineering? Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Engineering Majors page.
What can you do with a major/degree in Telecommunications Technology/Technician?
If you are interested in a major in this field, you have several degree options to consider ranging from a certificate program to master’s as the entry point into a career in Telecommunications is wide. Job titles include (but are not limited to) line installer, customer service representative, telecommunications systems manager, or telecommunications service manage.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Telecommunications Technology/Technician
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Telecommunications Technology/Technician