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Network Technology - Telecom/Data Communications

Reporter/Anchor Molly Nelson reports on the growing number of career opportunities in Iowa's telecommunications industry. [watch video]
Story © KCCI-TV

Telecommunications at the West CampusDo you want to learn to build and design modern communication networks? Do you like to use the internet, cell phones, and streaming video and wonder how these technologies work? Then you would like a career in Telecommunications.

Modern telecommunication networks carry our voice, video and data traffic across town and across the world! An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Telecommunications Technology will prepare you to work and configure these modern, high tech networks. From training in Wi-Fi, Voice and Data switching, Laser Fiber Optics, Voice over IP (VoIP) and many more, the DMACC Telecommunications program offers a world of variety.

Careers are on the rise and students are finding exciting opportunities with Telecom companies as well as many large land local non-telecom companies. Iowa has more than 150 Telecom companies…more than any other state in the nation!

The telecom program is a full-time, day program and students can start on classes any term.

Some of the career paths that DMACC West Campus Telecommunications graduates may pursue are:

  • Installation and repair of business telecommunications services
  • Installation and repair of residential telecommunications services
  • New service delivery and provisioning specialists
  • Fiber Optic Transmission specialists
  • Telephone Technicians
  • Data specialists and Data Communications Technicians
  • Switching Technicians and specialists
  • Network operations and traffic management
  • Network surveillance technicians
  • Telecommunications product or service sales -Outside Plant Specialists
  • Copper and Fiber Optic Cable repair technicians
  • Telecommunications systems design and engineering
  • Technical to Management Positions