Ontario Graduate Certificate: Wireless Telecommunications
Wireless education prepares graduates from electronics, computer engineering, physics, and telecommunications for work on the cutting edge of wireless telecommunications. Courses cover technologies such as: mobile CDMA/GSM/UMTS, VoIP, ATM, SONET, MPLS, WiFi, WiMax, RFiD, remote sensing, fibre optics, and microwave.
Curriculum is kept current with the assistance of industry leaders in the wireless field. The emergence of new technologies keeps this program on the leading edge.
In a typical North American city, at least 45 per cent of municipal employees, including police, fire, public works, parks and inspections departments, are mobile. But they need to access information when out of the office, so cities throughout Canada and the United States have been rapidly adopting next-generation technologies that enhance wireless connectivity. Wireless training enables graduates to gain employment in jobs that involve wireless systems. They are well-versed in radio frequency measurement and troubleshooting, wide-area networking and an array of wireless systems.
Graduates have found employment at cell phone service providers, equipment manufacturers, in-house IT departments, sales departments and specialized telecommunication and networking companies.
There are numerous opportunities in the planning, developing, manufacturing, co-ordinating, implementing, maintaining, and management of telecommunications systems.
• A bachelor’s degree in a closely-related area
• Applicants who have not completed a degree, but who have a combination of postsecondary education and work experience, may be considered for admission on exceptional bases
• If English is not your first language,you will normally be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by undertaking and submitting the results of one of the following:
-- A minimum of three years of full-time study, in an English language school system in a country where English is considered a primary language (i.e. the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English) with acceptable grades in all English courses.
-- A minimum of one full year of successful study in an accredited university degree program or two full years of successful study in an accredited college diploma program in a country and in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
-- The Humber English Language Proficiency (HELP) test with an overall minimum placement score of ESL 300
-- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Academic Level with a score of: 580 for the paper-based test or 237 for the computer-based test, or 88+ minimums of 22 for the Internet-based test.
-- The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test )CAEL) with a score of: Graduate Certificate: Overall Band Score of 70.
-- International English Language Testing (IELTS) Academic Level with a score of: Overall minimum 6.5 (with no single test score below 6.0).
-- Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MELAB) with a score of: Graduate Certificate: 82
-- Completion of the Humber English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program: Graduate Certificate: Level 8 with an 80 per cent average.