The Telecommunications Technology Program
Massasoit Community College is pleased to announce the opening of the program to the community. As you may know, this program was only accessible by Verizon’s employees up to now. The Emergent Technologies Divisions located at the Canton campus will begin enrolling students in the Fall of 2016. The two-year program will allow students to earn an Associate's Degree in Applied Science, preparing students for a career in computer systems, telecommunications, network security, and information technology as a Telecommunications technician
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a Telecommunication Technician do?
Telecommunications Technicians help to install, configure, monitor, and maintain end devices operations such as PCs, servers, Cisco switches and routers, and Cisco firewall in a networking environment. Also as part of their job, they set up security encryption, on Linux, or Windows platforms, monitor and maintain the communications (voice, video or data) between different networks via optical fiber, cable, and wireless; and they manage the SAN (storage area network ) or cloud network.
Students who complete the Telecommunications program will understand:
Job Prospects for Telecommunications Technicians
The graduate students have a variety of options for employment such as:
Is this program related to some computer and network certificates?
Yes, courses in the program prepare the students to take the following certifications:
|Introduction to Networks|
|English Composition II|
|Routing and Switching|
|Database and Concepts|
|Lab Science Elective|
|Intro to Java Programming|
|Humanities or Social Science Elective|
What can I do to get ready to apply for the program?
Students should have a positive attitude, an open mind, and a strong desire to learn new technologies. There is no college prerequisite for the Telecommunications Technology program.
Want to get started now?
Please contact the Admissions office to learn about the next Open House. In addition, Information Sessions and program tours are offered throughout the year.