Telecommunications II (8651/36 weeks, 280 hours)
|Duration:||36 weeks, 280 hours|
|Suggested Grade Levels:||11–12|
|Prerequisites:||Telecommunications I (8650/36 weeks, 140 hours)|
Students will learn about the technological and competitive advances now transforming the communications industry. This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and structural elements of voice, video, and data communications industry. Topics will include an introduction to signal transmission, attenuation, distortion, and signal propagation over cables, fiber, and air. User-premises based telecommunications platforms, switching, wiring, and networking, as well as facilities that provide and support telecommunications systems will be studied. Students will have the skills to become Certified Telecommunications Technicians, Satellite Technicians, and Certified Fiber Optics Technicians through Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA).
As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.
Career Clusters and Pathways
For federal reporting (choose one)
- Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
- Audio and Video Technology and Film
- Performing Arts
- Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) Examination
- Certified Alarm Security Technician (CAST) Examination
- Certified Satellite Installer (CSI) Examination
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Examination
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Data Cabling Installer (DCI) Examination
- Electronics Module: AC (EM2) Examination
- Electronics Module: Analog (EM3) Examination
- Electronics Module: Comprehensive Basic (EM5) Examination
- Electronics Module: DC Basics (EM1) Examination
- Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) Examination
- General Communications Technician - Level 1 (GCT1) Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Network Cabling Specialist Certification Examination
- Professional Communications Certification Examination
- Telecommunications Electronics Technician (TCM) Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.
Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.