Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)

Common Core Requirements

degree program course listing table
Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-114: College Algebra & Trigonometry for Technical Students1 4
REQUIRED CORE: 1C. PH-201: General Physics I2 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. PH-202: General Physics II2 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A.2B.2D., or 2E. History or Social Science (Select two courses) 6
Subtotal 24

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
TECH-100: Introduction to Engineering and Technology 1
ET-110: Electric Circuit Analysis I 4
ET-210: Electronics I 4
ET-230: Telecommunications I 4
ET-232: Wireless Mobile Communication 3
ET-509: Programming for Embedded Systems 1
ET-540: Digital Computer Theory I 4
ET-560: Microprocessors and Microcomputers 4
ET-704: Network Fundamentals I 4
ET-705: Network Fundamentals II 4
Subtotal 33

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
MA-128: Calculus for Technical and Business Students
Subtotal 4


Courses Credits

ET elective (choose from):
ET-140, ET-220, ET-305, ET-360, ET-375, ET-481, ET-490, ET-502, ET-503, ET-504, ET-505, ET-506, ET-570, ET-575, ET-580, ET-701, ET-706, ET-707, ET-710, ET-712, ET-720, ET-725, ET-841, ET-842, ET-880, ET-991, ET-992, ET-993

Subtotal 3

Total Credits Required


1 Students may substitute MA-440 or MA-441 for MA-114. Students planning to pursue a BS Arch/M. Arch or B. Arch. should take PH-201 and MA-441.

2 PH-301 and PH-302 or PH-401 and PH-402 may be substituted for PH-201 and PH-202.

All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.A.S. in Telecommunications Technology

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  2. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  4. Function effectively as a member of a technical team
  5. Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems
  6. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  7. Understand the need for and demonstrate an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

June 2017

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