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Begin Date: Summer Session 1995
End Date: Fall Semester 2007

 

Telecommunications Technology - ARCHIVE

PROFESSOR DHUSHY SATHIANATHAN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park (2TELT)
PROFESSOR WILLIE OFOSU, Program Coordinator, Penn State Wilkes-Barre

The field of telecommunications includes the transmission of voice and digital signals by telephone, telegraph, radio, television, fiber optics, and satellite. Graduates of the Telecommunications Technology major can become engineering technicians who help select, design, install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair modern telecommunications systems. Future uses for telecommunications systems include electronic mail, electronic shopping, home computer terminal tie-ins, remote utility meter reading, and the transmission of biomedical data among hospitals, libraries, and doctors’ offices.

Graduates of the Telecommunications Technology major may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree major in Electrical Engineering Technology offered at Penn State Harrisburg or Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Telecommunications Technology, a minimum of 69 credits is required. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or www.abet.org (Opens New Window).

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 60-62 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (59 credits)
CMPET 005(1), CMPET 117(3), CMPET 120(1), EET 101(3), EET 109(1), EET 114(4), EET 118(1), EG T 101(1), EG T 102(1), ENGL 015 GWS(3), ET 002(1), MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 082 GQ(3), PHYS 150 GN(3), TELCM 140(2) (Sem: 1-2)
CAS 100 GWS(3), EET 205(1), EET 210(2), CMPET 211(3)[1], EET 216(3), EET 221(1), MATH 083 GQ(4), PHYS 151(3), TELCM 241(3), TELCM 242(1)[1], TELCM 243(3)[1], TELCM 244(1) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (1-3 credits)
Select 1-3 courses from the following technical courses: BE T 297(1-9), EET 213W(5), EET 297(1-9), EG T 201(2), IET 105(2), MCH T 111(3), MET 297(1-9), SUR 111(3) (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-03-017

Review Date: 3/2/04

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07

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