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Telecommunications Technology


Telecommunications technology programs prepare people to install phone, computer, and network systems.

Telecommunications technology programs teach people to install communications systems. Students learn about digital technology and how data is stored and transferred. They also learn about how data is exchanged on the Internet.

Telecommunications technology programs include topics such as:


Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in telecommunications technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

Several colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees in telecommunications technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Very few universities offer graduate degrees in telecommunications technology. A master’s degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor’s degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master’s degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

An associate degree program in this field typically includes courses in the following subjects:

A bachelor's degree program often assumes that you have taken most of the math courses listed above while in high school. It typically includes the other courses listed above, plus the following:

Things to Know

Many jobs in this field require a lot of writing and clear communication. Taking writing and speaking courses will develop your communication skills.

Telecommunications technology continues to change, so plan on taking classes throughout your career to keep your skills up to date.


King-Snohomish Area

Bellevue College

Cascadia College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (Central/Mohler Campus)

Clover Park Technical College