COURSE CODE: 8651

Telecommunications II

SCED Code: 10006
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Prerequisite: Telecommunications I
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

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).

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.
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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Audio and Video Technology and Film
  • Audio-Video Designer, Engineer
  • Sound Engineering Technician
Performing Arts
  • Video, Film Editor
Telecommunications
  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer, Repairer

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