Telecommunications

The telecommunication industry is expected to continue to grow as demand increases for television and high-speed Internet in previously unserviced locations, and as local telephone companies upgrade their lines in response to increasing competition. From television to telephone service to the Internet, we depend daily on the stability and reliability of our telecommunications network, and those who make careers in the industry can look forward to strong, steady growth. Whether you specialize in line installation or repair, customer service, or designing and improving products, there are a wealth of opportunities available.

Associate Degree Telecommunications

Applied Science Telecommunications & Network Engineering Technology

A degree may be your ticket to the next level in your career, so CWA/NETT Academy has developed this degree with our fully accredited partner, Stanly Community College. We want your educational program to be as relevant as possible, so we've made the curriculum flexible, so you can tailor it to your interests and career goals.

Of course this is just part of it - the courses are offered in CWA/NETT Academy's flexible online training format, so you can attend class whenever you can, wherever you are!

This curriculum can prepare you for a career in the telecommunications industry, or enhance the career you already have. You'll learn how to design, build, install, troubleshoot, repair, and modify the latest telecommunication and network systems. And you will finish with a degree conferred by an accredited school.

Coursework Includes

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Industry Certifications

Depending on the electives you select, you can prepare for as many as 5 industry certifications while you're working on your CWA/Stanly Associate Degree. Imagine walking out of school with a degree PLUS 5 industry-recognized certifications!*

*You must sit for the certification exams at third-party testing centers; additional fees apply for each certification.

Telecom vs. Networking Concentrations.

You can customize your Associate Degree to your interests and professional goals. This is an example of how you may choose your electives. (Other prerequisites and core courses may apply.) Click here for detailed course requirements.

Telecommunications Certificates

Fundamentals of Telecommunications Certificate

Learn about computers inside and out, plus the business and technical aspects of telecommunications. Then get a basic foundation in networking, plus real-life application skills. Prepares you for: NET+, A+ certifications

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Telecommunications Electronics Certificate

Demonstrate a firm grasp of the founding concepts of the telecommunications industry while improving your earning potential. Completion of this certificate can lead to the NET+ certification along with success in company-sponsored exams such as the TKT. Prepares you for: NET+, TKT certifications

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Residential Networking Certificate

You will learn about computers inside and out, and on top of that, this certificate will teach you how to design, install, and maintain a wiring system that integrates the telephone, TV, A/V system, computer network, and more into a pre-wired, remote controlled system. Prepares you for: HTI+, NET+, A+ certifications

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Convergence Technologies Certificate

If you want to remain current in the data and telecommunications industries, you need a new set of skills based around Convergent Technology (CT) - the intersection of telephone, TV, cable and Internet networks - and this certificate is just what you need. Prepares you for: HTI+, NET+, CCNT, CTP certifications

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Internetworking Certificate

Interested in earning your CCNA certification? This program includes all four semesters of CCNA courses, and prepares you to pursue or further a career in network management. Prepares you for: NET+, CCNA, CTP certifications

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Internetworking Apprentice Diploma

This diploma goes from AC/DC to VoIP, and gets you ready for all the major industry certifications. If youre committed to moving up the ladder in a networking career, this is the way to step up! Prepares you for: HTI+, NET+, CCNA, CCNT certifications.

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Transfer Credits

You can transfer up to 75% of coursework from other colleges and training programs. All courses will be reviewed for accreditation and applicability to the degree, but there are many ways your previous coursework can be accepted. Be sure to discuss all your certifications and past training with an SCC advisor to be sure you get the most out of the work you've already done.

All courses are not taught all semesters - be sure to discuss scheduling with a CWA/NETT Academy or Stanly Community College advisor as you begin your program. You will want to map out your courses carefully ahead of time.

Brochure/Catalog

The following are available for download to print

Delivery

The courses in the program are intended to mirror today's advanced learning environment.

On-line: Classes are available five times throughout the year and typically runs 10-12 weeks. A dedicated instructor is assigned to you and is available throughout the training period. Training resources include books, manuals, labs, and multimedia experiences.

Stanly Community College TUITION REFUND POLICY Effective Fall 2007

A refund will be made only under the following circumstances:

  1. A 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws prior to end of the drop/add period as noted in the College calendar. Also, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund if the class in which the student is officially registered is canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
  2. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class after the end of the drop/add period but prior to or on the official 10 percent point of the semester as noted in the College calendar.
  3. For classes beginning at times other than the first week (seven calendar days) of the semester, a 100 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class meeting. A 75 percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the class.
  4. For contact hours classes, ten calendar days from the first day of classes will be used as the determination date.

Official withdrawal involves completing the proper withdrawal form through the Records and Registration office prior to or on the 10 percent date. Students must request a refund in writing prior to or on the 10 percent date of the semester.

Stanly Community College TUITION REFUND POLICY-ON LINE CLASSES

A 100 percent refund will be granted within the first fifteen days of the official student registration date or the official first day of class whichever is later for the fall and spring semesters and eight days for the summer session. The student must request in writing to be withdrawn from the class and to receive a refund of tuition and fees within the first fifteen days from the student's registration date or from the first official day of the class whichever is later for the fall and spring semesters and eight days for the summer session. No refunds will be granted after this period.

Students who wish to request an exception to the above policies must do so in writing to the Vice President of Student Development. The Vice President of Student Development and the Chief Financial Officer will consider the request and respond to the student within five days. The decision of the Vice President and the CFO is final. Requests made after the end of the semester cannot be considered.

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