2014 - 2015 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Non-Core Degrees


ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCES DEGREE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING


Offered at Richland College in conjunction with the
University of Texas at Dallas

Degree Code: AS.UTD.TELECOMM.ENGR

This is an "Articulated" degree with the University of Texas at Dallas.

Students who complete this degree with a GPA of 2.50 with no grade below that of "C" and who meet all admissions requirements at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will be accepted into the UTD's Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering program. Students should follow this plan only if they wish to transfer to UTD in Telecommunications Engineering. Students wishing to transfer to another university should not assume this entire plan will transfer.

In order to be eligible to receive this AS degree in Telecommunications Engineering, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours indicated in this degree plan;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C")
    [NOTE:  UTD guarantees admission with a 2.50 GPA with no grade below a “C”];
  4. Give permission to DCCCD and UTD to share transcript data in order to evaluate degree program progress and assist in degree completion requirements and reporting.
  5. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course prerequisites; and
  6. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Students who transfer to the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will not be core complete if he/she complete this degree. This degree does not include all core course requirements.

Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.

Course Requirements for the AS Degree in Telecommunications Engineering Credit Hours

TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)  CB010 
HIST 1301     CB060

6

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select the following: CB020  
MATH 2413 (a grade of "C" or better required)

NOTE: This course will not satisfy the Core requirement.

4

WELLNESS AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Select the following: CB090  
PHED 1164

1

TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302    

3

SELF AND SOCIETY
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

Select ONE of the following: CB060  
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

6

HUMANITY, CREATIVITY AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 1316, 1317, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2321;

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; CZEC 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; GREE 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; LATI 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SPAN 2311, 2312; VIET 2311, 2312; or
SGNL 2301, 2302

6

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select the following: CB030  
PHYS 2425
PHYS 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

8

TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

3
CORE-RELATED CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE
37
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING REQUIRED COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1172 Introduction to Experimental Techniques
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III
MATH 2414 Calculus II
MATH 2415 Calculus III

Note: MATH 2413, 2414 and 2415 are required to satisfy the MATH 2417 and 2419. UTD's accelerated two-semester calculus sequence, MATH 2417 and MATH 2419, is equivalent to the three-semester calculus sequence offered at community colleges. Students must take Calculus I, Calculus II and Calculus III in order to be equivalent.

Note: Students must take both ENGR 1201 and ENGR 1172 to receive credit for UTD ECS 1200 and CE 1202. In addition, student will be required to make up one additional credit hour in major upper level courses.

23
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE
60
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES

Additional courses required to be accepted into the UTD Telecommunications Engineering Program,
students must complete the following courses:

Select EACH of the following:
MATH 2420 Differential Equations
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics

11
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS TRANSFERABLE TO UTD FOR THIS PROGRAM 71

Students completing this degree must submit to UTD a completed Texas Common Application within 12 months of their anticipated enrollment at UTD.


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