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Telecommunication Engineering Technology (Converged Networks) (A.A.S.) (A175)

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Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science

Telecommunication Engineering Technology (Converged Networks) provides a hands-on learning environment in combining voice, video and data networking systems. This program is designed primarily for information professionals with responsibility for design, implementation, or management of information systems. The program may also be appropriate for individuals in other professions, who wish to gain an understanding of IP telephony and video over IP networks. The program focuses on hands-on, lab-based learning and is not at the engineering or theory level. Topics covered include traditional telephony systems, voice and video over IP, codes, quality of service, unified messaging, home integration, and other current topics in converged networks.

This selective access program is designed to give a person with experience in general networking an in-depth understanding of converged networks. Students enrolling in this course should have a basic knowledge of network systems as gathered from work experience, college work, or self-learning, and an interest in exploring a growing and dynamic field.


This program includes a required 60-hour internship.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement

FCCJ is the regional resource for employers in every type of technology. Our partnerships with Cisco Systems, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems provide career connections. An FCCJ intranet site posts jobs targeting our students. Graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the City of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers including the government and military.

Annual Salaries

Annual earnings can range from $40,000 and up.

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Total Credit Hours: 64


CCNA Certification
One year of work experience in the field

General Education

Credit Hours: 15

Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
    *Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Social and Behavioral Science
Credit Hours: 3
    *Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Communications Category B
Credit Hours: 3
    *Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 
Humanities Credit Hours: 3
    *Refer to A.S./A.A.S. degree General Education Requirements 

Required Professional Courses

Credit Hours: 39


This associate in applied science degree program is intended primarily for students who desire to complete an associate degree and become employed.

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