Communications Technology

Find Your Wings

Communications Technology is designed to prepare students for careers as within the telecommunications industry. The program trains skills needed to select, install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair telecommunication systems including microwave and satellite systems.

 A certificate is earned upon successful completion of the program.

Progression:   To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each TCT and EET course to progress in the program.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 17 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 70 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 63 or above on the Algebra Section;
  • Earn a “C” or above in Intermediate English and Reading (ENG 0124) and demonstrate competency for Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1233);
  • Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above from an accredited college or university and demonstrate competency for Intermediate Algebra (MAT 1233).  Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement.


Students in Communications Technology program must attend MCC full time (15 or more semester credit hours).

Course Number Course Description Hours
TCT 1114 Fundamentals of  Telecommunications 4
EET 1114 DC Circuits 4
EET 1214 Digital Electronics 4
EET 2423 Fundamentals of Fiber Optics 3
  Approved Technical Elective 3
  Semester Hours 18
Course Number Course Description Hours
EET 1123 AC Circuits 3
TCT 2244 Copper Cabling Systems 4
EET 1334 Solid State Devices & Circuits 4
TCT 2354 Fundamentals of Wireless Communications 4
TCT 2414 Microwave & Satellite Systems 4
  Semester Hours 19
  Total Hours 37
Technical Electives
TCT 2424 Network Systems
TCT 292 (1-6) Work Experience
TCT 2914 Special Projects
IST 1133 Fundamentals of Data Communications
IST 1223 Network Concepts
IST 1143 Principles of Information Security


  •  Computer Software Engineers
  • Telecommunication System Managers
  • Telecommunication Equipment Installers
  • Cable Installers/Repairer
  • Microwave and Satellite Technician
  • Optical Fiber Technician/Installer
  • Specialized Equipment Sales Person
  • Computer Programmers
  • Cellular Tower Technician
  • DC/AC Circuits
  • Digital Electronics
  • Microwave & Satellite Communications
  • Solid State Devices & Circuits
  • $37,113 Salary Range
  • $78,158 Salary Range after five years

In the last five years, 68 percent of graduates achieve gainful employment in the telecommunication industry.

Between telecommunications and electronics, there are 40,000-plus jobs in Mississippi that needs to be filled and growing.

For more informationFor more information:
Allyson Nelson, coordinator

For more informationFor more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor