Communications Engineering Technology Career Training in Tempe, AZ

A couple of schools in the Tempe, Arizona area that have communications engineering technology certificate and degree programs. Read an overview of two schools' programs, and get statistical information about the schools to find out which one is right for you.

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Tempe, AZ, Schools with Communications Engineering Technology Training

Communications engineering technology programs prepare students to work in and manage programs in the telecommunications industry. Related undergraduate programs are available at the certificate, associate's degree and bachelor's degree levels. Through classroom instruction and hands-on exercises students learn how to install and repair various types of cabling.

Learn details about a couple of schools in and near the Tempe area that provide these types of training programs. Get details about program courses and find helpful facts about these schools in the table at the bottom of this article.

  • Mesa Community College offers both certificate and associate's degree programs in the related area of networking and security.
  • ITT Technical Institute, which has a campus located directly in Tempe, provides a 4-year degree program focusing on electrical engineering and communications technology

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Comparison of Schools

Whether you're searching for an associate's or bachelor's degree program in communications engineering technology or a related subject, it is best to consider what each school has to offer before choosing a program. Below are statistics and figures regarding each school's population, tuition, financial aid availability and acceptance rates.

Mesa Community College Arizona State University - Tempe
School Type 2-year, public 4-year, private
Total Enrollment (2014)* 22,711 445
Campus Setting Large city Midsize city
Undergraduate Tuition (2015-2016)* $2,046 (in state)
$7,830 (out-of-state)
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)* 71% 95%
Acceptance Rate (2014)* 100% (open admissions policy) 92%
Retention Rate (2013-2014)* 59% N/A
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014)* 14% 30%

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Mesa Community College

Featuring a pair of campuses both located near the Tempe area, Mesa Community College provides certificate and associate degree options across almost every academic field

Associate of Applied Science in Networking System Administration

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Networking System Administration program at MCC consists of around 65 credits (depending on a student's course load) and equips graduates with both essential background skills and industry-specific knowledge related to data communication and computer networks. The curriculum's General Education component ensures that students have a solid grasp of basic concepts, while the major-specific courses focus on topics such as network integration, information security, and computer maintenance. Students also have numerous electives from which to choose, with possible subjects including Java programming, scaling networks, and Linux security.

ITT Technical Institute

ITT Tech features multiple campuses spread across the country, one of which is located in East Tempe. This location offers a 4-year degree directly related to communications engineering technology

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the electrical engineering and communications technology field. Students develop knowledge through courses focused on a range of fundamental computer and electronics principles, and then hone their knowledge by practicing these skills in a laboratory environment using related tools such as multimeters and oscilloscopes. Potential course topics that students can expect to encounter in this program include systems maintenance, report preparation, and electrical systems.

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