Wor-Wic Offers New Wireless Communications Degree this Fall
July 16, 2004

A new associate of applied science degree in wireless communications technology is being offered this fall at Wor-Wic Community College.

According to Timothy R. Sherman, dean of occupational education, “this new program is vital because today’s workplace is quickly moving toward wireless technology.”

The wireless communications technology degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level jobs in the telecommunications industry, as well as industry professionals who want to understand these emerging technologies.

According to Sherman, students will acquire skills and competencies in communications using radio frequency (RF) technology, including the basics of antennas and radio propagation, wireless data transmission, RF communications, modulation techniques and cellular network organization. The curriculum also includes courses in electricity, electronics and drafting.

“It was important to develop this new degree program in order to maintain a strong focus on the wireless skills that will be taught,” Sherman added.

Students will learn the fundamentals of wireless systems and equipment components, as well as how to install and troubleshoot wireless systems. Students in this program will have an opportunity to gain first-hand experience when they complete their related field experience during their final semester.

“This degree opens the door for students who want to transfer to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor’s degree in computer, electronics or the telecommunications engineering technologies,” Sherman added. “The job and educational opportunities in this field are limitless.”