Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering Technology

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186 Jay Street
Voorhees Hall 734 (V-734)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5305

Fax: 718-254-8643

mrazani@citytech.cuny.edu

Telecommunications Engineering Technology/AAS

This program prepares students to enter the rapidly expanding field of telecommunications and provides them with a wide range of skills needed for employment and continuing education in this high-tech industry as telecommunications technicians.

Two degree programs are available – an associate in applied science (AAS) in Telecommunications Engineering Technology, and a bachelor of technology (BTech) in Telecommunications Engineering Technology. Click here for information about the BTech program in the catalog.

Students in the associate degree program learn to install, test, maintain and operate a wide spectrum of telecommunication networks for voice, data and video transmission and networking, as well as to understand the technical principles and theories on which these devices and systems are based. The PC is used as an instructional tool throughout the curriculum. The theories of telephony, data communications and transmission are reinforced in up-to-date laboratories built in close collaboration with regional industry.

Graduates may work as communications engineering technicians and continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree. Additional job titles for AAS graduates include PBX technician, fiber optics technician, telecommunications service representative and field engineer, data communications technician, network operations technician and communications engineering technician. Employers of recent graduates include LIRR, MTA, Citicorp, Board of Education, Verizon, AST, Western Union, SIAC, Avaya, NYPD, JPMorgan Chase and IST.

To be admitted to the associate degree program of telecommunications engineering technology, an entering student must meet the CUNY proficiency requirements in reading and mathematics.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/

To accomplish its mission, the ETET department has established the following Program Educational Objectives (PEO) and Program Student Outcomes (PSO) for the Telecommunications Engineering Technology curriculum (AAS degree).

Program Educational Objectives

1. This degree will equip students to secure gainful and meaningful careers as telecommunications technicians.

2. Embark on careers of personal and professional growth.

3. Pursue life-long learning to enhance their undergraduate degree, through formal education and/or certification in order to improve their careers.

Program Student Outcomes

General (Adopted from ETAC/ABET Criterion 3)

Students demonstrate:

a. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;

b. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;

d. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;

e. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;

f. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

g. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development;

h. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and

i. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Discipline Specific

(Adopted from ETAC/ABET Program Criteria)

Students demonstrate knowledge and hands on competence in:

PC a. the application of electric circuits, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, voice and data communications, and the principles of telecommunications systems in the solution of telecommunications problems.

PC b. the applications of physics to telecommunications systems in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

28-30 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE2 (4 COURSES, 14-15 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 course, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 13753 Precalculus 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)

PHYS1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics I: Calculus Based
4

5

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (4 COURSES, 14-15 CREDITS)

Select any course from any two of the following groups


World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course
Note: ECON 1101 Macroeconomics meets a baccalaureate degree requirement.

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course
Note: PHIL 2106 Philosophy of Technology meets a baccalaureate degree requirement

Scientific World

PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics II: Calculus Based
4

5

One Additional Course from Any Group

MAT 1475 Calculus I 4

Writing Intensive Requirement4

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.


PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 39 CREDITS
EET 1102 Techniques of Electrical Technology2
EET 1122 Circuit Analysis I4
EET 1222 Circuit Analysis II5
EET 1240 Electronics4
EET 1241 Electronics Laboratory1
EET 2140 Communications Electronics3
EET 2141 Communications Electronics Laboratory1
EET 2162 Digital Electronics I3
TCET 1100 Introduction to Telecommunications2
TCET 2102 Analog and Digital Telephony4
TCET 2202 Data Communications and Systems4
TCET 2220 Transmission Systems3
TCET 2242 Microcomputer Interfacing3
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 Precalculus Met as GenEd
PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics I: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd
PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
OR
General Physics II: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd
MAT 1475 Calculus I Met as GenEd
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 39
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 28-30
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 67-69

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.

2 Specific courses listed indicate double duty courses, i.e., program degree requirements that also meet general education requirements in that category. Students are advised that a different choice may result in additional credits being needed for graduation.

3 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 must take MAT 1175 and/or MAT 1275 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8.

4 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website.