Telecommunications Technology

Telecommunication is the transmission of signs, signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or information of any nature by wire, radio, optical or electromagnetic systems. Telecommunication occurs when the exchange of information between communication participants includes the use of technology. It is transmitted either electrically over physical media, such as cables, or via electromagnetic radiation. Such transmission paths are often divided into communication channels which afford the advantages of multiplexing. Since the Latin term communicatio is considered the social process of information exchange, the term telecommunications is often used in its plural form because it involves many different technologies.

Early means of communicating over a distance included visual signals, such as beacons, smoke signals, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs. Other examples of pre-modern long-distance communication included audio messages such as coded drumbeats, lung-blown horns, and loud whistles. 20th- and 21st-century technologies for long-distance communication usually involve electrical and electromagnetic technologies, such as telegraph, telephone, and teleprinter, networks, radio, microwave transmission, fiber optics, and communications satellites.

A revolution in wireless communication began in the first decade of the 20th century with the pioneering developments in radio communications by Guglielmo Marconi, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909, and other notable pioneering inventors and developers in the field of electrical and electronic telecommunications. These included Charles Wheatstone and Samuel Morse (inventors of the telegraph), Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone), Edwin Armstrong and Lee de Forest (inventors of radio), as well as Vladimir K. Zworykin, John Logie Baird and Philo Farnsworth (some of the inventors of television).

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Matching Telecommunications Technology Colleges

Southern Methodist University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $46,594 average out-state tuition; $46,594 average in-state tuition

Pace University-New York

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,354 average out-state tuition; $42,354 average in-state tuition

Rochester Institute of Technology

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $39,506 average out-state tuition; $39,506 average in-state tuition

CUNY New York City College of Technology

Four or more years; Public; $13,920 average out-state tuition; $6,530 average in-state tuition

Mitchell Technical Institute

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,648 average out-state tuition; $3,648 average in-state tuition

Arapahoe Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $14,234 average out-state tuition; $3,469 average in-state tuition

Clark College

Four or more years; Public; $8,723 average out-state tuition; $3,370 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Telecommunications Technology Majors

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Engineering Technology Scholarship - NJIT

New Jersey Institute of Technology

$7,260 Varies See Details
 

Engineering Technology Scholarship - NJIT

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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$7,260

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Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details
 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Idaho State University

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Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Lockheed Martin

$6,600 March 11, 2021 See Details
 

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship

Lockheed Martin

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$6,600

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March 11, 2021
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Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Montana Minds Scholarship - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$6,000

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New Beginnings Scholarship

Lake Trust Credit Union

Up to $5,000 March 12, 2021 See Details
 

New Beginnings Scholarship

Lake Trust Credit Union

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Up to $5,000

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March 12, 2021
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Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

Aerospace Education Foundation

$5,000 April 30, 2021 See Details
 

Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship

Aerospace Education Foundation

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$5,000

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April 30, 2021
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Heritage Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$3,568 Varies See Details
 

Heritage Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$3,568

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Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$3,290 Varies See Details
 

Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$3,290

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Cyrus Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Cyrus Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Robert K. Anderson Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details
 

Robert K. Anderson Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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