Undergraduate Certificates

As a NACTEL student you can choose to earn one or more certificates. To qualify for a certificate you must:

  • Successfully maintain a 2.0 QPA overall.
  • Successfully complete four out of five required certificate courses with Pace University (meaning you can transfer equivalent credits from another institution or Prior Learning experience for only one of the five required courses) and maintain a 2.0 QPA within these core classes. *

*A maximum of four transfer or Prior Learning credits can be applied to certificate courses. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, you must complete and submit an Application for Certificate. The Application for a Certificate is a part of the online graduation application.

Students may be required to take some foundation courses before registering for any courses specific to a certificate. This depends on whether you choose to take assessments and the results of those assessments, as well as other program requirements.

Telecommunications Essentials Certificate
The Telecommunications Essentials Certificate is designed to provide you with basic knowledge of the electronics needed for a complete understanding of the telecommunications industry. You may apply for this certificate after completing the required courses regardless of whether or not you choose to continue on and earn your Associate of Science Degree in Applied Information Technology.

CourseTELECOM ESSENTIALS REQUIRED COURSES 20 CREDITSCreditsRequired/Elective
AIT 109Global Telecommunications Essentials4R
CIT 211Introduction to Computer System Hardware4R
CIT 221Global Networking Technology 4R
AIT 235Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications4R
CIT 251Computer Security Overview4R

Emerging Telecommunications in Technology Certificate
This certificate has been designed specifically for the working professional interested in learning more about new and emerging technologies in the telecommunications industry. Since these courses are highly technical and offered only at the bachelor’s level, you must ALL the prerequisite requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree in order to participate.

CourseEMERGING TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE 20 CREDITSCreditRequired/Elective
AIT 371Fiber Optics4R
AIT 381Emerging Broadband Technologies4R
AIT 382Voice Over Internet Protocol Technologies4R
AIT 383Emerging Wireless Technologies4R
CourseSELECTION OF 1 CAPSTONE OFFERING (BOTH COURSES)CreditsRequired/Elective
AIT 196C
PC Applications for Telecommunication: Access1
IT 605
Database Management Systems3
OR
CIS 102N
Topic: Introduction to Project Manager1
IT 607
Systems Development and Project Management3
OR
CIS 125
Unix Fundamentals1
IT 603Overview of Information Security3

Wireless Networking Essentials Certificate
This certificate introduces the students to intermediate wireless concepts, including solid state devices and circuits, operating systems, wireless LANs, transmission systems, and wireless network security. Upon completing this certificate, the student can compete for intermediate and advanced positions in the wireless broadband telecommunications industry.

CourseWIRELESS NETWORKING ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE 20 CREDITSCreditsRequired/Elective
AIT 233Wireless LANs4R
CIT 211Introduction to Computer System Hardware4R
CIT 251Computer Security Overview4R
TS 314Operating Systems4R
Major Elective 4R

Mobile Essentials Certificate
This certificate introduces the students to intermediate concepts and applications of Mobile technologies. This is an intermediate certificate program and the Introduction to Telecommunications Certificate has to be completed prior to taking this certificate.

CourseMOBILE ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE 20 CREDITSCreditsRequired/Elective
AIT 109Global Telecommunications Essentials4R
AIT 235Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications4R
AIT 263Mobile Technology: An Introduction4R
CIT 221Global Networking Technology4R
CIT 251Computer Security Overview4R

Introduction to Broadband Certificate
This certificate introduces the student to basic networking concepts, including math, computing, communication, electronics and basic broadband essentials. Upon completing this certificate, the student can compete for entry-level technical positions.

CourseINTRODUCTION TO BROADBAND REQUIRED COURSES 20 CREDITSCreditsRequired/Elective
AIT 107Computer Applications4R
AIT 109Global Telecommunications Essentials4R
AIT 111AC/DC Electrical Circuits4R
AIT 120Business and Technical Communications for Telecommunications4R
MAT 125Technical Math I4R

Broadband Essentials Certificate
This certificate introduces the students to intermediate networking concepts, including operating systems, networking technologies, cabling and hardware maintenance. Upon completing this certificate, the student can compete for intermediate and advanced positions in the telecommunications industry.

You must select one of the two elective courses.

CourseBROADBAND ESSENTIALS REQUIRED COURSES 20 CREDITSCreditsRequired/Elective
AIT 235Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications4R
CIT 211Introduction to Computer System Hardware4E
CIT 221Global Networking Technology4R
CIT 223Introduction to SDN & Virtualization4R
CIT 251Computer Security Overview4R
TS 314Operating Systems4E

 

Note: Pre-screens, prerequisites and the Online Seminar (AIT 103) are required for students taking single courses and/or the certificate programs.

* Not every course will be offered every term.

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