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Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Telecommunications engineering
technologists apply engineering expertise and knowledge to all aspects of telecommunications, including computer, networking, radio, and cellular systems. Telecommunications service providers and equipment manufacturers are all employers of telecommunications engineering technologists.  Because this is a rapidly changing field, those with degrees in telecommunications engineering technology will need to keep current with advances in the field to remain competitive in this area where they are responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining computer-networking systems of all types.

Preparation
Those interested in a career in telecommunications engineering technology should consider reviewing engineering technology programs that are accredited by ABET, Inc. However, there are many ET programs not yet accredited by ABET, so check with your local community college or university for more information. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Students take courses such as electronic devices and circuits, data communications, computer science fundamentals, fiber-optic communications, network simulation, wireless security, and satellite communications. The following is a current list of all universities offering accredited degree programs in telecommunications
engineering technology.

Professional Organizations

Information Technology & Telecommunications Association
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
Telecommunication Industry Association


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