The associate’s degree in Telecommunication Technologies is a 2-year program that helps students become proficient in the installation and repair of voice, data and video technology. These programs combine lecture and lab courses to teach graduates the theoretical and practical aspects of telecommunications.
In the program, students are exposed to the various skill sets needed to work in the telecommunications industry. Students will learn about electronics, fiber optics, network configuration, systems engineering and communication and networks. Most programs culminate in an internship, and students are often prepared for particular certification exams, such as the Electronics Technicians Association certifications.
Criteria for Admission
Entry Level Requirement for the programme consists of the following:
The Entry Level Requirement for the programme consists of the following:
Five (5) O-Level (or equivalent) passes including Mathematics (CXC grade I or II / GCE grade A or B), English (CXC grade I, II or III / GCE grade A, B or C), and a Science Subject – preferably Physics (CXC General Proficiency – grade I, II or III / GCE equivalent grade A, B or C) and at least two A-Level Passes (CAPE or GCE).
Students who fail to meet the above entry requirements can gain entry through:
- Diploma in Information Technology / Electrical or Computer Networks from approved Caribbean Tertiary Level Institutions with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and above.
- Diploma in Computer Networks or Electrical Engineering from approved Caribbean Tertiary Level Institutions with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and above.
- Mature Entry Route (21 years and over) with at least three years related work experience.
Target Audience / Student Profile
This programme targets individuals both local and international and industry professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in TelecommunicationsTechnologies. A minimum class size of 15 students is necessary for the programme to run economically.
Major Pathway and Job Opportunities
The knowledge and the skills students will gain by completing this programme will enable he / she to gain a range of jobs in a number of industries, including the telecommunications, digital media, energy and financial industries. Our graduates have excellent problem solving, team-working and communication skills which makes them very attractive to modern interdisciplinary engineering companies.
The following are job opportunities available to graduates:
- Network Analyst
- Network Administrators
- Telecommunications Engineers
- Business Analyst
- Information and Communications Manager
- System Administrator
- System Engineer
One of the greatest advantages for students enrolled in the ASc Telecommunication Technologies is the unparalleled access to internship. These opportunities enable students to enrich their education with hands-on experience and to apply lessons learned in the classroom to professional settings. Students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 per year will have the opportunity to undergo a 9- to 11-week internship assignment occurring between June and August of each year.