CU-Boulder Telecommunications Program Establishes Cooperative Education Agreement with U.S. Army Signal Center

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Nov. 6, 2009

The Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder announced today that it has signed a cooperative education agreement with the U.S. Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon, Ga. The agreement offers graduate credit toward the CU-Boulder master’s degree in telecommunications to Army officers who complete the Fort Gordon FA-24 Telecommunications Systems Engineer course.

“The academic partnership with the University of Colorado is an excellent opportunity for our officers at the Signal Center,” said Deputy Commander Joe Capps. “This agreement opens the door to a world-class graduate degree for our telecommunication engineers as they strive to enhance their education and improve in their ability to support the armed forces.”

The Cooperative Education Program is available to both current and past FA-24 graduates, who can enroll in the CU-Boulder degree program through either on-campus or distance-learning options. The distance-learning option allows officers to complete their degree while on active duty.

FA-24 graduates can transfer 12 credit hours of their Army coursework toward the Master of Science degree.  Thereafter, students will need 21 additional credits, comprising eight courses, to complete the degree. An on-campus student can complete the credits within two semesters. Officers without military sponsorship are eligible for an ITP Military Fellowship to help support their studies.

“The FA-24 program was started by an ITP graduate and is modeled after our successful master’s program. It is only natural that we form this partnership,” said ITP Faculty Director and Professor Tim Brown.

The CU-Boulder Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program provides the opportunity for study in technology, management and policy of telecommunications systems including telephony, Internet and wireless systems. Graduate students are offered courses on these technologies, how they are used and future technology directions. This includes detailed study of the technical aspects of telecommunications, and the financial and socioeconomic impacts.

Courses and laboratories are available in electrical, optical and wireless transmission; switching; cable television; signaling; digital processing; computer protocols; and network design and management. Study also incorporates management, government and industry use, competitive trends, standards, regulatory practice and all levels of communications and information law, local through international.

For more information visit the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program website or contact Elizabeth Golder at or 303-492-8475.



Elizabeth Golder, 303-492-8475

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