Telecommunications Technology: Verizon (TEN)

This program has been designed in cooperation with the VERIZON Communications, the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. It is offered at a number of community colleges and technical colleges throughout New York state and New England and gives qualified VERIZON employees an opportunity to earn an A.A.S. Degree. Those VERIZON employees who qualify will be given one day off from work per week with pay according to a pre-arranged schedule. Actual hours and day of the week may vary according to group scheduling, advanced standing credit, etc. Students will complete 60 credit hours of work over a 4-year period to complete the program.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Graduates of the Next Step Telecommunications Technology Program will demonstrate:
• Competency in telecommunications technology principles and services.
• Competency in electrical systems.
• Competency in problem solving processes that are prevalent in all telecommunications technology related projects.
• Competency in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing telecommunication and telecommunications-enabled systems and services.
• Competency in telecommunication transmission systems, including fiber optics, local and wide area networks, and wireless communications.
• Competency in converged network systems used to transmit voice, video and data over the same transmission medium.
• Understanding of the seven-layer OSI model.
• Understanding of higher level protocols including the TCP/IP
protocol suite as it applies to Verizon’s core business.
• Competency in computer hardware, operating systems and software applications.
• Competency in workplace skills, including team building, project leadership, problem solving, customer focus, technology and service delivery, and quality.
• Ability to write coherently, conduct research, and engage proficiently in oral discourse.
• Understanding of the history and development of the labor movement including current issues and future perspectives.
• Understanding of the interplay of technology, work and society.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
MAT 128 Technical Mathematics A 4
CIS 109 Computer Applications 3

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
EMS 106 Digital Electronics I 4
ENG 101 Composition I 3

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
MAT 129 Technical Mathematics B 4
EMS 206 Digital Electronics II 4

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
PHY 141 Physics for Telecommunications 4
ENT 108 DC and AC Circuits 4

Fifth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ELT 121 Electronic Systems for Telecommunications I 4
TEL 110 Applied Telecommunications I 4

Sixth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ELT 221 Electronic Systems for Telecommunications II 4
TEL 210 Applied Telecommunications II 4

Seventh Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
TEL 211 Applied Telecommunications III 4

Eighth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
HIS 226 Labor History 3
TEL 212 Applied Telecommunications IV 4