Top Schools for Telecommunications Technologies

Read about degree programs in telecommunications technologies, which involves working with cable, Internet, telephone and television systems. Find summaries of four leading programs here, as well as a list of other schools that offer training for telecommunication specialists.

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Students can find schools with undergraduate or graduate programs in telecommunications or telecommunications engineering technology.

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The four noteworthy schools featured below include two regionally ranked schools and two national universities, per the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2017. At least two of these colleges also offer online options for telecommunications classes.

Rochester Institute of Technology in NY

School Highlight: For 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked RIT's undergraduate engineering program tied at #58 among schools that confer doctorate degrees.

The Rochester Institute of Technology was ranked tied at #107 among national universities for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report. The institute offers a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering Technology. Qualified students enrolled in the bachelor's program can pursue a 5-year combined bachelor's and master's program.

Farmingdale State College - SUNY in NY

School Highlight: Farmingdale's telecommunications technology program is solidly based in physics and math.

Farmingdale State College ranked tied for 17th among the best regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. Originally known as the State Institute of Applied Agriculture, the college now offers 39 degree programs in the arts and sciences, engineering technology, health sciences and business. These include a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Technology. Qualified graduates may pursue careers in Internet technology, network security, wireless communications and switching systems.

University of Denver in CO

School Highlight: The university offers the opportunity to customize degree plans in accordance with career goals.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Denver tied for 86th among national universities in 2017. The university offers both a master's degree and a graduate certificate program in telecommunications technology, with courses available onsite or online. Once enrolled, graduate students receive training in the use of enterprise and telecommunication networks, wireless technology, geographic information systems (GIS) and network security. Unique to the university is its Women's College, which provides classes exclusively for female students.

Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND

School Highlight: The school's relationships with telecommunications and electronics companies facilitate employment for graduates.

At Bismarck State College, students can enroll in an Associate in Applied Science in Electronics/Telecommunications Technology, which provides a basic overview of electronics topics. Students can expect to study topics like digital telecommunications, fiber optic media and radio communications. In addition, the school offers a telecommunications apprenticeship program that combines real-world training with online and textbook-based self-study. For 2017, Bismarck State College was ranked tied at #56 on U.S. News & World Report's list of regional colleges in the Midwest.

Top Telecommunications Technologies Programs

Here are some community and technical colleges with strong offerings in this field:

  • Bronx Community College in Bronx, NY, offers an associate's degree program in telecommunications technology for employees of the Verizon Corporation.
  • At Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY, the telecommunications technology program includes many hands-on experiences and labs.
  • Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA, is Massachusetts's sole community college offering technical programs.
  • Texas State Technical College Waco, TX, offers degree and certificate programs.
  • At Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Shell Lake, WI, students become proficient in telephony, cable television, computer information systems, and wireless communications.

Students who want to study telecommunications technology can find relevant training programs at highly ranked colleges and universities as well as community and technical colleges.

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