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Virginia Telecommunications Degrees

Telecommunications Classes Degrees: Virginia Career Colleges

Career College: Virginia Telecommunications Programs

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Virginia offering Telecommunications degrees. Telecommunications is a growing and fast-changing industry with an ever-increasing need for well-educated personnel.

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Virginia Career Colleges: Telecommunications Degrees

Earn a Telecommunications Degree

Bachelor?s degree in Telecommunications Systems provides the cross-disciplinary training needed to conceive, design, implement and operate telecommunications systems based on generating, transmitting, receiving and processing electrical, acoustic and optical signals across the frequency spectrum, and the processing of associated information.

What You?ll Learn

You will learn the fundamentals and applications that will qualify you to design, implement and operate any telecommunications product, infrastructure or service based on radio systems ? whether fixed or mobile, terrestrial or satellite ? or on optical communications. 

Where You Can Go

Telecommunications engineering is a dynamic and rapidly developing field as a result of today?s heavy reliance on the Internet, cellphones, broadband, wireless networks, broadcasting and satellite applications. Telecom engineers design, implement and manage systems for processing and transmitting information, finding career opportunities in such areas as:

  • Computer communications and networking
  • Mobile communications
  • Voice and data networks
  • TV and radio broadcasting
  • Optical networking
  • Remote sensing, measurement and control
  • Next-generation networks
  • Telecommunications engineers also find employment in broader areas such as electronic engineering, instrumentation engineering, computer engineering, systems analysis and control engineering.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs available for network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 12 percent through 2020. The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $72,560 in May 2012. A telecommunications and network degree will position you well for a career in these fields.

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