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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:

  • Voice and Video over IP (Internet Protocols)
  • Developing working knowledge on how computers operate.
  • Installing and upgrading computer hardware and software.
  • Setting up security and perform regular update maintenance over a network
  • Installing and configuring virtualization software (VMware
  • Installing and configuring operating systems such as Linux, Windows
  • Configuring Cisco routers, switches and firewalls

Job Prospects for Telecommunications Technicians
The graduate students have a variety of options for employment such as:

  • Network and Computer Systems Associates
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • IT Technician
  • Data technician
  • Network security Technician

Is this program related to some computer and network certificates?

Yes, courses in the program prepare the students to take the following certifications:

  • A+
  • CCNA
  • Security +
  • Linux LX0-101 and LX0-102
  • Windows Server Microsoft Exam 70-410
  • CEH - Certified Ethical Hacking 
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Program Requirements

Semester 1
English Composition
IT Essentials
Data I 
Introduction to Networks
Telecommunications I
Semester 2
English Composition II
Data II
Routing and Switching
Scaling Networks
Telecommunications II 
Semester 3
Database and Concepts
Data III
Telecommunications III
Connecting Networks
Lab Science Elective
Semester 4
Math Elective
Data IV
Intro to Java Programming
Telecommunications IV
Humanities or Social Science Elective

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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.